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Thread: Opera freezing a lot

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    fabricelemaistre NNTP User

    Question Opera freezing a lot

    Hi, are you using opera 9.52 ?
    i read that opera beats firefox speed so i wanted to check ... but my opera freezes all the time.

    I have to $ killall -9 opera and then $ rm ~/.opera/lock
    all the time.

    here's the version i'm using : opera --version
    Opera 9.52. Build 2091 for Linux. Qt library 3.3.8b.

    Any clues ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    Hello fabrice

    Maybe some plugins (like Flash, or java ?) cause some freezes ? I don't have any freezes on my opensuse box.

    Have you some error message when you launch opera in command line ?

    And yes, opera beats Firefox (you can disable the anti-phishing security to speed up even more your web navigation).

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    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    I have this problem as well, though a little patience and it usually unlocks and continues.

    I found on a Ubuntu thread that Opera doesn't do a good job of finding java. In preferences you can open a window and verify your java install. If the location bar is blank you will have to manually find the jre file Opera needs.

    This is the problem with mine and so far I have been unable to locate the correct java file to make it run correctly.

    the usual location is /usr/share/jvm or /usr/share/bin/ but none of the files in those locations check out with Opera.

    I guess I could look and see where Firefox looks for java and try that. I will and report back my findings.

    EDIT:

    NB* plugins in firefox does not list java so that was a no go. Only thing left to do is keep searching.

  4. #4
    DMC 12 NNTP User

    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    This is the flash plugin crashing. Opera has a timeout of somewhat 30s
    after which it simply kills the plugin after not responding and than
    runs smoothly again. Firefox totally crashes in this cases. However, it
    seems the bug in the flash plugin is triggered way more often in opera
    than in firefox.

    Since Adobe got flash into it's fingers, it totally suxx on linux...
    Hard but true.

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    fabricelemaistre NNTP User

    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    hi,
    i'm not sure if you're seapking of plugins i have added or defaults ones ? i did not add anything (yet)
    I don't know if there was some java but it pretty well might be for i open the soft with aprox. 10 sites open.

    Well, shall i just wait for opera to be active again then ?
    Then the fox is faster


    --> Also somthing else disturbing me in opera :
    i'm looking for a convenient way to begin opera with many sites , as i do very conveniently in firefox, when i use a saved session the pb is that it gives me sites that are not refreshed.
    I need something like a 'refresh all sites of the saved session before start' option

    in opera it looks like you can restore a session, many sites , restore from a directory, and even refresh each 5 seconds each page, well, pretty well, but i need to refresh the sites before launching opera, or while launching it

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    DMC 12 NNTP User

    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    fabricelemaistre wrote:
    > hi,
    > i'm not sure if you're seapking of plugins i have added or defaults
    > ones ? i did not add anything (yet)
    > I don't know if there was some java but it pretty well might be for i
    > open the soft with aprox. 10 sites open.

    I don't have any problems with java, just flash. If I open sites with
    flash content (which is nearly each 2nd site today...), opera might
    freeze because of the flash-plugin freezing. Mostly this happens not at
    the beginning of the flash, but somewhere during playback. I use a
    flashblocker now which fixes the crashes but you have to click on each
    flash to be played.

    > Well, shall i just wait for opera to be active again then ?
    > Then the fox is faster

    Try to disable the flashplugin and check if you still get freezes. If
    not, blame Adobe to fix their closed-source software.

    > --> Also somthing else disturbing me in opera :
    > in opera it looks like you can restore a session, many sites , restore
    > from a directory, and even refresh each 5 seconds each page, well,
    > pretty well, but i need to refresh the sites before launching opera, or
    > while launching it

    I like this behavior. I don't know if there is an refresh upon start
    checkbox somewhere hidden in the settings. Try to enter opera:config in
    the addressbar and see if you can find an option.

  7. #7
    DMC 12 NNTP User

    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    > --> Also somthing else disturbing me in opera :
    Found a solution!

    Go into Preferences/Advanced/Shortcuts/Edit/Application
    Press New
    Enter "f5 shift"
    Press Tab
    Enter "reload all pages"

    Click ok and now press shift+f5 :-)

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    fabricelemaistre NNTP User

    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    i'll try this, thanks

    "you can disable the anti-phishing security to speed up even more your web navigation"
    how ?
    isn't it 'dangerous' ?

    Where can i find an opera flash blocker allowing to fix potential crashes and reading flash if needed ?

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    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    If you use only a few "critical" website (online banking, for example), and if you know your way around, you will be able to see if it's a "phising" website. And the anti-phishing security still allow you to do some "manually" checks.

    You can find some Flash blocker with Google : Try "opera flash blocker"

  10. #10
    fabricelemaistre NNTP User

    Default Re: Opera freezing a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by DMC 12 View Post
    > --> Also something else disturbing me in opera :
    Found a solution!

    Go into Preferences/Advanced/Shortcuts/Edit/Application
    Press New
    Enter "f5 shift"
    Press Tab
    Enter "reload all pages"

    Click ok and now press shift+f5 :-)
    Hi ,


    So far, i just open the soft, go to preferences and to advanced and then opera freezzes

    Which shortcuts are you using ? : opera standard ? standard for unix ? opera 9.2 compatible ?
    i've tried with f5 and shift in opera standard but can't see anything in the box, is this normal ? it looks like the F5 key is not recognised

    how do you skip this anti phising option ?

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