Opps! Rafaelluik was the source of the solution... but lem729 still deserves credit.
Posts made by scrimshawe
RE: Slow Opera Anyone?Opera for Windows
Thanks to all for taking the time to reply to my prior post. It's greatly appreciated. In answer to questions posed:
Dell Studio XLS, Win 8.1, Intel i7 firstname.lastname@example.org, Nvidia 9500, 8Gb, WDHD Green 1TB.
I have tried disabling plugins.
However in looking at the plugins as per viperafk's suggestion I found some that had been loaded by software I wasn't aware of and disabled the boogers.
lem729 scored the direct hit! I had minimized the "stash" months ago and forgotten that I was loading all those graphics. Moved all to bookmarks or deleted... problem solved.
Thanks again, guys!!
Slow Opera Anyone?Opera for Windows
I have switched to Opera from Firefox several months ago. Its on my desktop and laptop... very satisfied. Around the time of the last major update, however, I have a strange behavior I haven't figured out. On my desktop, when I open Opera, every time, around two seconds after it starts-up, the program freezes for around 10+ seconds. I have tried disabling my extensions, checked and re-checked my settings and there seems nothing out-of-the-ordinary. I have also monitored my running processes for malware and run a complete scan with Kaspersky and Malware Bytes. This is pretty annoying. I didn't pay for all this speed to sit here like I own an old XT. I doubt the Opera upgrade has to anything to do with this, it just provides a time frame. I have never seen a browser go dormant like this. Any ideas out there??