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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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Been running Opera on our laptop for a couple of years with no problems.

Upgraded to the two latest versions as they came out, and now the browser is slow to open.....and slow to bookmark....and there is a noticeable lag to close the browser.
Also not as fast once the browser is loading pages.
Updates were done through the Settings function in the browser.

Same version on the Desktop runs smoothly.

Any ideas?

Damn, when it rains it pours with computer glitches LOL




posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Also happened to me with Opera.. only a complete uninstall and reinstall worked to speed it up.
Presumably you tried that?

I ended up switching to the Brave browser.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Was it a laptop?
What brand? This is an older HP.

Yep, did a complete uninstall, reinstall, totally removing the profile.
Still NADA.

Thinking about FireFox Lite.

I'll have to check out Brave.
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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: UKTruth

Was it a laptop?
What brand? This is an older HP.

Yep, did a complete uninstall, reinstall, totally removing the profile.
Still NADA.

Thinking about FireFox Lite.

I'll have to check out Brave.


Yes a laptop - it was quite old at the time and only had 4Gb of memory.
I suspected at the time it was an extension causing a memory leak.

I am currently using Brave and also Chrome... Brave is quite new and apart from looking too much like a mac program in terms of design seems to be fast.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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the thing is sometimes things get messed up, probably the three fingered salute shall we say is the best method.

Should be said even as an IT guy theres just some things that would take probably weeks of chasing down to change a setting but I doubt you'll pay for someone to sit in your house for lord knows how long and at what cost and hope theres a nice and easy solution.

My general advice is backup everything, including license details etc and then use the factory reset option and give it a bit of a while to get it self back to normal and then reinstall programs and restore data.....it works a good slab of the time.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

You're talking reset the entire computer?
LOL....beyond my expertise and comfort level!!!!!

ETA
And, if it is the computer files that got jumbled....why only mess with one app/browser??
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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
Been running Opera on our laptop for a couple of years with no problems.

Upgraded to the two latest versions as they came out, and now the browser is slow to open.....and slow to bookmark....and there is a noticeable lag to close the browser.
Also not as fast once the browser is loading pages.
Updates were done through the Settings function in the browser.

Same version on the Desktop runs smoothly.

Any ideas?

Damn, when it rains it pours with computer glitches LOL


Per my other reply to you...dont you think it may be that new installation you got? Seems like the issues started after????



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Frankly after playing with programs like Opera, Firefox, Chrome, I realized they are the worst bloatware available on the entire internet.

And a slow and dying laptop is going to die a lot faster trying to run these programs that are ONLY tested on 3 year old hardware at best.

Internet Explorer is hands down the fastest, easiest out there, and that is hilarious because I used to hate it.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Yeah, I do think it is the new installation.
And the only options are likely waiting it out, or using a different browser.

This kind of crap used to happen to FF all the time....and in fact, the latest version of FF is very bloated....but that is another thread LOL



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: mysterioustranger

Yeah, I do think it is the new installation.
And the only options are likely waiting it out, or using a different browser.

This kind of crap used to happen to FF all the time....and in fact, the latest version of FF is very bloated....but that is another thread LOL


For what it is worth, Brave is testing quite well for me. Has all the ad blocking built in like Opera and seems a bit quicker.
The other option, if you are looking at a more Opera like browser, is Vivaldi (developed by the co-founder of Opera).



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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Maxatoria

You're talking reset the entire computer?
LOL....beyond my expertise and comfort level!!!!!

ETA
And, if it is the computer files that got jumbled....why only mess with one app/browser??


What happens quite often is that one setting gets changed for some reason and thus you get a chain of problems and a lot of browsers share common core and thus you can find that 2-3 browsers share the same crap and thus the same problems.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Vivaldi looks promising....
vivaldi.com...

Brave.....looks more like chrome, and less like the browsers I am used to....but willing to try it out.
www.brave.com...



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

Ain't that the truth.
When I first became dissatisfied with FF, I looked to Pale Moon and Waterfox....but TBH, the same bloat followed them.

And, IE is out of the question....as we have Updates turned off on Win7.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: UKTruth

Vivaldi looks promising....
vivaldi.com...

Brave.....looks more like chrome, and less like the browsers I am used to....but willing to try it out.
www.brave.com...


I am trying Brave purely because it is taking on the stranglehold advertisers have.
If it works out - there are a few issues I have found with some sites because it is quite severe at blocking intrusions - then I will switch to it.

Vivaldi is good, though very in depth in terms of options.



posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I know... We get all these new browsers, cleaners, isp's, great new apps... and all they do is mess up our normal settings (I think to get maleware in and us to "upgrade" everything.)

Too I see 90% of operational complaints here and elsewhere how some new app or something messes our stuff up cause it's a bit older....



posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Case in point:
I've been using the Premium version of Malwarebytes for MANY years.
And I like it very much.
But, this latest version....I dunno....seems to scan faster....but is it scanning as well?
Are they getting too big, too popular?



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