It seems that Opera, like some other good software, has been following the path of not leaving well alone.
So, while making it heavier by adding several gimmicky features of no use to me, its developers have managed to also make the browser freeze when not used for a while. This is particularly striking when I wake up the computer after snooze.
And it’s not just me, I’ve also seen others complain about Opera freezing in a discussion forum where I participate.
As I use the desktop version, I want speed and convenience rather than some marginal energy savings. So I went into the Advanced Settings and turned off all that seemed delaying items, namely:
Enable battery saver
Delay loading of background tabs
Snooze inactive tabs to save memory
But Opera still freezes. Have I missed something out, or is it now normal for Opera to freeze and I should seek another browser? I make this last remark in sadness, as I have been using Opera since the days it was ad-supported.