Testing Opera 12 Final

By | June 19, 2012 | 66 Comments


Enough said.

Testing Opera 12 Final

As far as reproduction goes, it’s random.

Don’t take it seriously though, we’ve already posted about the IE, Firefox and Chrome crashes.


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Dan7960 says:

    Looks like you have HWA enabled

  2. Firefoxer says:

    LOL That’s why I use Firefox!

    • jayjam says:

      Because you like bloat?

      • Firefoxer says:

         Learn some English, kid…

        • jayjam says:

          So you like bloat, then?

          • Firefoxer says:

            I’m not even interested in what you’re trying to say by this “phrase”. You sound like a lowbrow.

          • jayjam says:

            Yes, because your first comment which I replied to was really mature and intelligent. Your contribution to the discussion was really amazing. It is your best work yet. You must be proud.

          • Firefoxer says:

             2jayjam
            This is not a software developers’ only forum, you ignoramus. I wasn’t going to make any contribution. If you by any chance know what ‘contribution’ means, which I doubt.
            And from the way you try to jump on everyone saying anything about Opera, one can be sure you’re insecure and have a strong inferiority complex.
            I feel sorry for you, kid.

  3. cristianer says:

    The worst version ever of Opera. Thanks for the confirmation.

  4. Shane Bundy says:

    Even IE9′s more stable than Opera 12 by the looks of it. :-|

  5. I am not having any issues with Opera 12 at all. Very stable for me. Do you have Hardware Acceleration enabled? That will mess you up! I was using Firefox up until last week, but it stopped rendering pages for me correctly. I have to hit CTL-F5 to recache every 2-3 times I visit a website. Such a pain. I don’t know what the issue is. Perhaps the update was bad, and I should do a fresh install? I dunno.

  6. WannaTest says:

    Any steps to reproduce this?

    i have HWA+Opengl(as my rendering mode) and didnt have any problems so far since release

    i would be happy if you tell me how to reproduce this

  7. greg says:

    Why are you still using this browser? It really sucks. I know its hard to switch from a new browser but come on.You are torturing yourself :/ lol

    • Mariusz Kujawski says:

      Comparing to lacks of other browsers such an error is really nothing.

    • Yoyo says:

      People use Opera knows about alternatives.
      Opera have lot of + than – … which make them keep Opera.

      Opera slow on HTTPS sites but it can opera 20 windows and each window can have 20+ tabs.. that is stability. Also some features in some sites do not work. But encounting that kind of problem is rare. Also with Opera you need back up browser.

      I do not care what browser you use but I do really doubt any other browser can do 20(windows) * 20 (tabs) = 400 tabs. I do not lie it can use up to 5 GB RAM +  (at-least it did for me) if you get there.

    • What do you mean new browser, Opera is 18 years old, everything else is newer, except IE… and feature-poorer.

  8. isra says:

    LOL
    I had problems with some WebGL samples that made the browser crash (and those who don’t, just run like crap, and as you might now, crap doesn’t run), but besides that, it’s working fine.We all know it: x.00 and x.50 versions are always bad. We have to wait for x.10 or x.60 for a more decent browser.

  9. Kai says:

    i think it’s a shame the Opera ist falling behind other browsers, it is my fav browser, but it’S getting worse and worse, it used to be the best. The Problem ist there aren’t really any alternatives, that have the same features as Opera. FF could get pretty close if you install a bunch of extensions, but still wouldn’t live up to Opera, and native still is better :/

    • jayjam says:

      I keep hearing how Opera is getting worse and worse every single release since v3 or so. It must be really crappy by now since it’s gotten worse with every single new public version.

  10. hotteamix says:

    Wow in all my beta hopping since version 10 of Opera I have never have this problem.

    Interested in the step you do to reproduce this.

    I like all the condescending comments though, clearly show they don’t even try the browser before start bashing. At least you have valid reason to be mad Vygantas.

  11. van says:

    Wow, no context, details or explanation. No, it’s not enough said.

  12. Shane Bundy says:

    Opera did say that HWA is disabled for good reason, but wasn’t that one of the big features that was hyped up for Opera 12? You’d at least expect it to be usable.

    • hotteamix says:

      It’s usable. Many people have been using it daily.

      And care to source the link for the “hyped for” part?

    • rennmaxbeta says:

      They said it’s experimental.

    • There were so many features that were hyped, and HWA was not more important than OOP Plugins, Mail improvements, HTML5 Drag and Drop, a better extensions API, so say a few.

    • RichardCurtis says:

      It is usable, IF you have high spec GPU.   If you have mid or low spec GPU, it may be slower than software rendering

      Opera’s software rendering had been fine tuned over a decade, and is faster than most browsers hardware acceleration,so good infact, it’s hard to make it faster with low end GPUs

  13. lol says:

    I have HA and WEBGL enabled; forced on, actually, and it works like a charm. Do a clean install. Facebook is blazing fast with HA, 

    • Yoyo says:

      what is your hardware, I do really wonder if HWA on make a diffrence if CPU is good ?

      • hotteamix says:

        Yes it does, no matter if your CPU the latest and greatest SB-E or IB clocked to 5GHz, HWA will always be smoother.

        • Your comment doesnt make any sense, if its smoother, thats precisely because you got a powerful CPU.

          • hotteamix says:

            Believe it or not, coded right, GPU accelerated rendering will always feels smoother.

          • Rafael says:

            False. And you haven’t told us your hardware yet.

          • hotteamix says:

            @rluik:disqus 
            Rather than one liner and asking private question (hint: it’s faster than your rig). Please do give a good argument why is it false.

        • Yoyo says:

           When I play youtube video or any flash related thing, my gpu indicate that Opera is using gpu. Do I still have to enable HWA ?

          it also happen in Opera 11.64. may be adobe flash is gpu accelerated.

          • hotteamix says:

            It’s different, those are video playback hardware acceleration.

            Opera now can use HWA to accelerate rendering web pages and its interface.

  14. Mimi says:

    I had this once too.

  15. Jorjy27 says:

    Installed Opera 12 on my desktop the day they released the version. And it’s running very fine without having any big trouble. Good for me! :-)

  16. zahek says:

    There is some other problems at start. I use 12 since first snapshot and did not face such a problem.

  17. Yewen Tan says:

    Put a disk in a CD drive, run opera, browse a few sites, take the disk out, now try to shut down opera and see what happens. Lousy programming since forever.

    • hotteamix says:

      Did that more than few times. Closes fine each time.

      • Yewen Tan says:

        Good to you. Every time I try to shutdown opera in that sequence, it complains that there’s no disc in D: and refuses to quit. Can’t even kill it with Windows task manager. I searched for it online and found that I am not unique. Maybe hardware related. But why would Opera want to aceess my optical drive?

        • hotteamix says:

          I have this problem on a particular music player and the solution was to use “remove missing file” option which imply corrupted playlist. Of course this can’t be applied to Opera, but try to use clean profile.

  18. rennmaxbeta says:

    Works fine here. What’s wrong with you people?

    • greg says:

      From my experience. Opera 12 is slower than 11.64. Its feels like Firefox with the NoScript addon enabled. Compatibility is atleast better I give it that LOL.

      • Yoyo says:

        32 bit or 64 bit ? what types of sites you talking here facebook, youtube or average news site ?

        for me 10.60 to 10.64  is the best version Opera released yet, 11.64 is like 10.60 with memory leaks fixed.
        I could do typical benchmark and 10.60 will have allmost same performance to 11.64, except memory leaks in 10.60 .

        12 is alright but that pluginwarapper is not good for people with single core cpu. It is shame that both browser and pluginwrapper eat cpu. 

        I do agree probably keep 11.64 in my old pc.

        I do not understand noscript part, I normally have enable plug-ins on demand ticked in Opera  , isn’t noscript doing the same ? it do inscrese performance in my old pc so I do not understand why did you sound like noscript making browser slow ? I do not use ff so may be it is different.

  19. Yoyo says:

    I made Opera 64 bit goes more than 5 GB ram, it didn’t crash, somewhat got lagyy after about 4.5 GB (cpu usage under 10 %).

    HWA disabled and only 64 bit adobe flash plug in on.

    I do not think any other 64 bit browser can go this far, so proud of you Opera. Keep it up.

  20. I think your screenshot if fake, been using Opera for a very long time, in both Windows and Linux, in both 32 and 64, no such problem.

    Besides youre developing an problem to even post a minimal description.

    Your screenshot doesnt say anything to me, except that maybe you got some malware.

  21. mkorsakov says:

    With OS X 10.6.8 the old »slow keyboard input« (from version 10.61) has returned and was confirmed in the Opera forum: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1433152

  22. Guest says:

    Facebook browser, unstable as hell

  23. Anon says:

    Been using opera for years now, but oh my god, opera 12 is so shitty, dont upgrade to it if u still have 11.64 installed, and wait for the next release. I cant even believe that they released this, its so goddamn buggy and all the things u have to do to get your old settings to work after upgrade… dont do it

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