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Opera 28, 27 not working on Mac 10.7.5

  • Hi,

    Mac 10.7.5 2GB RAM

    Opera 28 and 27

    Since about a week ago, Opera has run slower and slower, and as of the other night, Opera has been running so slowly I've been unable to use it. For example, at least a minute to load up, and sometimes it never loads up. Sometimes it won't quit and I need to force quit. When it does appear to respond to the 'quit' command, I've noticed that for a long time after disappearing (nearly a minute?), its processes are still active and are using all my RAM despite the window having disappeared from the screen.

    I suspected a clash between my OS (10.7.5) and the latest update (28.0.1750.48) so I uninstalled that, and reinstalled 28.0.1750.40 because I think this version had previously run ok. But on reinstalling, the same problem occurred. So I tried uninstalling again and reinstalled 27.0.1689.76 and am having the same problem. I saw the blog post by Ruarí Ødegaard about the workaround for 28.0.1747.0 to disable the experimental address bar and tried that but Terminal reported "No such file or directory."

    Safari and other apps are working fine.

    Any suggestions, please?


  • Try opening View menu: Show Developer Menu, and then the Developer menu: Task Manager. Are any of your tabs or extensions running a bit hotter than they should?