When I click a link to a certain page after about 5 seconds I get an error message 504 saying page took too long to respond and did I want to try again by pressing a button, which results in the same message. The page is important to me and although it works 50% of the time I wondered if there was anything in Operas settings that would force pages to wait a longer time period so as to possibly avoid the error message.
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Error 504 Page Took Too Long To RespondOpera for Windows
Download Moans For Official SiteOpera for Windows
I usually download full offline installer for each new stable release of Opera, rather than wait (forever) for Opera to update itself automatically. Anyways at the download site there used to be four versions to choose from to download Windows package. Now for no reason there are EIGHT with the latest release. Can someone say what the reason is for the increase in number , and where the imformation is documented for this increase. Thank you.
Opera Update Mechanism . Why Can't It Be Like Vivaldi ?Opera for Windows
I'm always moaning about updates in Opera but why when pressing check now, Opera either says an error occurred or downloads an update that gets to 100% and stalls. Closing the browser and retrying has in the past got to 100% and stalled again, or an error occurred message appears again. Opera has been in existence for years but doesn't seem capable of having a proper manual update procedure. Compare this with Vivaldi where clicking on check for updates almost instantly produces a small window with details of the update if one is available and a link to download it and instal it there and then. This works 100% of the time and Operas efforts work about 30% of the time and I'm being generous with my percentage for them ! You could say why do I stick with Opera if Vivaldi does what I want. Well Opera works with some extensions that either do not work or are probmatic in Vivaldi. So the question remains, why can't Opera have an update mechanism similar to Vivaldi ?
Eleven Stable Releases In A Month "Enough Is Enough"Opera for Windows
Unless I am mistaken between 3rd April and 9th May there were ELEVEN stable releases of Opera and being security conscious I updated my machines all 7 or 8 of them with the relevant updates.
This is becoming a chore. Surely it would be simple for the Opera developers to issue updates with a "0" on the end to indicate an update that is important or security security related and should therefore be installed, the others not being relevant. With seven machines Opera has been updated at least 77 times on my machines this past month ! I realise I am probably in the minority having so many but over the years a particular make and model has possessed me. !! What is other peoples views on Opera updates, do they instal all of them ?
RE: Transferring Standalone/Secondary Installation Between ComputersOpera for Windows
So I could download the offline installer and when its set up, delete the new profile completely and replace it with the "old" profile ? Would the couple of extensions I have need to be reinstalled or would they transfer with the profile ? My main (current) issues with Opera are two opera auto updates appearing in task manager sometimes and crashreporter, all these disappear after a time .
Transferring Standalone/Secondary Installation Between ComputersOpera for Windows
I have a love/hate relationship with Opera and sometimes do a (USB) secondary installation on the "C" drive and get the settings how I want them and at the same time instal a couple of extensions. As I have several machines I sometimes delete the Opera folder and its sub folders if I temporarily have no need for Opera.. My question, , is their a way to transfer the Opera directory to another machine and instal it in a directory with the same name as before. I am asking this question because at the moment I have to keep reentering my preferred settings manually with each "installation".
RE: Why Should We Suffer With Opera ?Opera for Windows
Thanks for the replys. To continue I forgot another thing about Opera. In settings/block ads/manage lists there is an item marked "selected lists are updated automatically, you can also update them now" There is an "update" button . Pressing the "update button ,does for all I know nothing, as it still remains at "update",. It seems too much for Opera to give a notification, like the word "updated". for example.
Why Should We Suffer With Opera ?Opera for Windows
As a longtime user of Opera and noticed it fails to perform basic functions sometimes correctly I am wondering if it is worth bothering with. Vivaldi always works as expected but Opera ? !!!
Today I caught two Opera auto update processes running in task manager at the sametime. Both pointed to the correct Opera file, why two processes and while I'm speaking about therm why won't Opera let us turn off auto updates ? Also had Opera crash reporter appear at a different time today also in task manager. However I have Opera set to NOT send crash reports so why is it running ? Business organisations usually get the basics right before adding new features but Opera doesn't seem capable of this. I will continue to use Opera probably as a secondary installation so I can remove it easily if it continues to display "odd" behaviour.
RE: [Solved]Opera downloads to next versions getting worseOpera for Windows
I am not a person who thinks everything about Opera is great with the product, but it is free. I can remember in the old days of version 6 or whatever, when users actually had to pay money to use the browser ! However to get back to your problem I would either download the full offline package and instal it upon the existing installation. If you think this would make matters worse, uninstal Opera via the "normal" method backing up your bookmarks and noting extensions etc. Then reinstal as a standalone instal shown as a USB installation in the full offline package. You can instal it anywhere including the "C" drive. ALL the files will then be in the one main folder or subfolders of that folder. Then create a shortcut of "launcher.exe" and stick it on your desktop. This installation should sort out any problems, and if not just delete the folder. This method does have a draw back in that you cannot set it as a default browser !
RE: Various (cookie) Buttons Not working ,Less Wallpaper AlsoOpera for Windows
I can't go into detail, it was a matter of try and see. First go online ,any site then while online go into Operas cookie settings to see if the add exception button works. If it doesn't work close the internet connection and try the add button again. If this fails to work , whilst internet is off close Opera browser completely then whilst offline reopen browser and see if you can then add an exception. A combination of all these will get what you want to do by trial and error. Failing an official way I found this did eventually overcome the problem.