I haven't been back for a while because I easily get discouraged when problems seem to have no solution.
@rekrul make sure date & time is correct - turn n e firewalls or anti-virus off or if they scan ssl - try delete ' n your host file..
Done all that and as expected, there was no change.
not sure how in Xp but in windows 8 or newer would be kinda like this..
go to - Control Panel - internet options - Content tab - click button called - (Clear SSL state)
I don't see any such option.
have ya tried one of those web proxy sites.. that might help to get sum of your url in..
The problem with web proxy sites is that none of them work with any kind of captcha. It doesn't matter what options you set in the proxy, or how compatible the proxy site claims to be, I have never found one that works with captchas. I may be able to view the main site with a proxy, but when it comes time to pass the captcha, which is the only reason I'm using Opera in the first place, it fails.
Using an actual proxy server might work, but ones that are open to the public are rarer than unicorns. Oh sure, you can find lists of hundreds of supposedly open proxy servers, but none of them work. Either the connection just sits there trying to connect or you get a message that you're not allowed to connect to it.
You obviously well know the usual mantra about "old systems and obsolescence"
Yes, it goes right along with "change for change's sake". Websites have an obsession with updating to only work with the latest browsers even if there's no valid reason to do so.
Case in point: I sometimes look at Tumblr blogs where they post images every day. I always use the archive view which shows the posts in a grid. Recently that stopped working for both my versions of Firefox and Pale Moon. It's not a security issue, they just no longer display the page. It still works in Opera, although using Opera to view the archive page is pain in the ass. The archive page doesn't do anything now that it didn't do before. It's exactly the same. I contacted Tumblr to find out why and got the standard BS answer telling me to update my browser. When I asked for an actual technical explanation of exactly what feature of newer browsers was deemed so important that they needed to break compatibility with older ones, they never bothered to reply.
Which means that they made some change to the code that broke the page on old browsers, despite the page looking and behaving exactly the same as before, but they can't or won't explain why they did it. My guess is that they made some inconsequential change that doesn't actually require a newer browser, but whatever editor they used just automatically wrote the code in such a ay that it breaks older browsers. Just like Microsoft's latest Visual C compilers produce code that won't run on XP, even if the program is something simple that doesn't actually use any features of Win7/8/10.
Not to mention the sudden push to make Google's reCAPTCHA the one and only captcha used on the entire net. There are sites that used to use other, more browser friendly captchas, but they've all switched to reCAPTCHA. Even though the reCAPTCHA forums are full of complaints that it often doesn't work correctly. Back when it still worked in Pale Moon and it would make me click the various images in the display, I'd always have to do it 5-6 times because no matter how carefully I chose the images, it would always show me several more.
Given that the 3 'problematic' sites you've noted thus far
Here's another one;
Anything that is in the data path must also not interfere with these processes, including the OS, antimalware programs, browser settings, browser extensions, firewall, modem, DNS lookup cycles, the user's ISP, and national censorship filtering (if any). Add to this mix, the fact that
Based on the fact that both Firefox and Pale Moon can display these sites, I'd say that rules out most external causes. If the problem was caused by the OS, antivirus, firewall, modem, DNS, ISP or national censorship (I'm in the U.S. so there's not supposed to be any censorship), it should affect all browsers not just Opera.
As for Opera's settings, I doubt that's the problem because Opera 36 basically doesn't have any important that you can change. Even with the "advanced" settings enabled, Opera is still like a bicycle with welded-on training wheels. And at the time of my posting, I didn't have any extensions installed. I've installed a couple simple ones now, but nothing that should affect website loading.
servers and websites are often mis-coded in various ways in attempts to "be creative", and it can create a
I noticed that Opera won't offer to save my password on any site that seems in any way to be non-standard. Like this one.
If the problem cause lies within a particular installation flaw/corruption of Opera36, the path to remedy usually involves separately (and in order) trying to: halt any extensions, clear cookie/history/cache/session data and files, uninstall any extensions, reset the user profile, reinstall the program over top, reinstall the program to a new/different location.
I've tried wiping the installation and re-installing it. I had no extensions installed and all the settings were pretty much at their default.
To be honest, I'm not particularly fond of Opera. Beyond the connection issue, I can't even change such basic settings as turning off smooth scrolling. I had to install an extension just to change the color of visited links without overriding all the colors on a site. When I open more than about 15 tabs on a Tumblr site, each new tab seems to take longer than the last to finish loading and until it does, Opera is off in limbo. Even previously loaded tabs go blank while the new tab is loading, although not the main page that I'm on for some reason. If I dare to open 20 or so tabs, all the tabs to the same Tumblr site "crash" and all previously loaded pages get replaced with a message that the page has crashed and button to reload it. How does a web page "crash"???
For reference, when Tumblr still worked with my old version of Firefox, I could open 100+ tabs without incident or browser slowdown.
Plus, usually when I close a tab, it jumps to the next tab to the right, but sometimes (I can't figure out why) it jumps to the tab on the left. Most of the time it opens new tabs on the far right, but sometimes, seemingly at random, it will open tabs in the middle of other tabs. There's no option to view a raw image in the same tab without copying the image location and pasting it into the location bar. On the Tumblr archive pages, I can't even find any way to view/save the image that's right in front of me. I can see it on the page, but Opera thinks it doesn't exist. Why would I want to do that? Occasionally I click on an image in the archive page and the page associated with it has ben been deleted. I think "I'll just grab the smaller version from the archive page and do a reverse Google image search." but I can't find any way to do that. Even saving the "complete" archive page doesn't save the images. ARGH!!!
Also, I'd just like to add that I hate having to type my message in this tiny little box and having a "preview" window that looks almost identical to the editor window pretty much negates the entire purpose of having a preview.