Hello. I've been using the Opera internet browser for many years now. It's always had it's host of problems, but up until recently, the only major issue I had was that some web pages wouldn't load properly and sometimes the browser would crash when clicking the videos link on someone's youtube page.
I shut down my computer to let it install updates yesterday and I noticed that last night Opera suddenly began to lag pretty bad. I thought it was because I also had Google Chrome running (there's a bug with Reddit where I can't stay logged in on my Opera browser so I have to use Chrome to browse that site). I ignored the issue for a while until it started to become to annoying to ignore. I closed Google Chrome thinking that would help but the issue persisted. I closed some applications thinking maybe they were making my computer run sluggishly. Didn't help. I closed several taps (I tend to keep quite a few open) in Opera but that didn't fix things either. I restarted my computer, but no luck. Checked for updates but I have the latest version.
My Opera browser is being insanely laggy. Typing a word takes between 1-2 seconds. Every web page is loading very slowly and it's driving me crazy. Everything else on my computer is running smoothly. Google Chrome, Skype, and various other programs are running with optimal speed.
-Opera version is 12.17, latest version
-I only have two extensions. I disabled both, didn't help
-Opera turbo is disabled.
-I'm not sure if I was running the latest version of Opera before I let my computer update yesterday morning.
-OS is Windows 7
-All other programs are functioning fine and my internet connection is working properly even though it's acting as if it's slow in opera in addition to other annoyances like lag when typing
Any ideas? Opera is my main browser. It has all of my bookmarks and everything else important saved. I don't want to have to switch to another browser, but it's borderline unusable like this and I don't know what to do to fix it.