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Opera 7.11 Crashing Sucks!
Anyone else have this issue? Happens on all 5 of my machines!

 12:53 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have been using Opera for quite some time now. Starting with Opera 7.0 I have had this issue where when I have more than 2 pages open (separate tabs) sometimes I will get the dreaded "Opera has performed an error and will be shut down" crash. This is real annoying as it is sparatic- sometimes I will go 3 hours without it, sometimes 20 minutes. I know others must have this same issue because I have 4 other machines (all over 2 gig) that do the same thing! With every new version update I hope this is going to be fixed and it hasn't been! I have uninstalled and re-installed already with no solution. My version of opera is the fully registered version.

It's getting to the point that I will stop using it all together because it is so frustrating when you have 5 or 6 pages open and are doing research and the thing crashes and you lose everything you have been searching around for.

Please tell me others know what I am talking about and that someone at OPERA inc is going to address this issue. Until then, back to the dependable IE!




 1:00 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, vampyre100!

Can't say that I've ever experienced the problem. The only crashes I've had with Opera have been on pages with huge Flash files.

Even then it served me right for giving Flash such leeway!


 1:03 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have noticed something like this with multiple windows -- when I go forward and back in the history list of the various windows and then click links in historical links which changes the "forward" history.

Not a lot, but it does happen, usually after a long and convoluted session. Opera's recovery when I relaunch is so sweet that I seldom am bothered by it -- it just feels like I tangled up the ball of string too tight.

One thing Opera never did was freeze my OS and require me to reboot the machine. IE does that. Opera "plays well with others" and doesn't hassle my OS - it prefers to quietly shut down rather than make a big mess.


 1:05 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the reply Blobfisk....

DO you think this could be an issue with the SKIN? I do have a skin installed that I use (metal blue or something like that) that I got off the opera website. I wonder if I uninstall the skin if the crashes will cease....

Only thing I can think that is different.


 1:19 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm using Metal Blue as my skin (great skin!), so I'm not too sure about that.

One thing I remember is that the Print Preview (hitting "P") can also cause Opera to lock up (but not crash).

To be honest, I generally have 7 or 8 Pages open, rather than seperate Opera windows...


 1:27 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

BlobFisk, I stand corrected - I also browse with one tabbed window open holding multiple pages. Maybe there is more of a problem with running multiple windows.

And skins -- "What good is a skin," asks this old fart. I use default OS gray and kill all the graphics. I like my UI lean and unobtrusive.

And I haven't changed my Windows desktop away from "Black Thatch" which I first chose in 1996.


 1:51 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Tedster, LOL on the skin.

Nothin wrong with a little EYE candy....

Well, I want to make sure I am clear on "multiple pages".
By that, I mean only 1 instance of opera running, but with multiple tabs with different pages in them. For example, 1 window with opera running and inside opera, 1 tab on yahoo.com, one on ebay, one on this message forum.
Haven't had a crash today yet, been about 2 hours.

Guess the skin isn't the issue. Just hope it doesn't happen very often. Like I said, I would say maybe it was a confined issue but I have 4 other machines with winxp pro and they do it as well! Maybe it is an html bug in one of the pages I have open which is crashing opera? I usually leave yahoo open all day and tend to frequent the same 3 or 4 sites--- maybe there is something in their html that opera doesnt like...


 6:47 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you've been using java 1.4.1_02 or a later build that might me the problem.
Opera did crash alot for some people because of that (me not included).

Opera 7.11 has been VERY stable for me. You could always try out the 7.20 beta1 to check if your problem is fixed:


This is a very early beta (but it seems stable) and might me worth a try.


 7:35 am on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

I had some OS freezes with Opera 6.01 on a Win 98 machine, but never with 7.x or on Win 2000. I don't use Opera all that much, but when I do, I typically use the multi-window interface about 70% of the time and single tabbed window the rest.

And skins -- "What good is a skin," asks this old fart. I use default OS gray and kill all the graphics. I like my UI lean and unobtrusive.

And I haven't changed my Windows desktop away from "Black Thatch" which I first chose in 1996.

LOL I thought that I was the only one with a thatch background. And I also use the default gray buttons for Opera.


 7:42 am on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

Vampyre100, do you have java or non-java installed? I remember having some trouble with the java version so I uninstalled that and re-installed with non-java. Now Opera never crashes, even with *lots* of tabs.


 8:15 am on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

And I haven't changed my Windows desktop away from "Black Thatch" which I first chose in 1996.

You're still on Windows 95? :-O


 8:53 am on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've had a few crashes with 7.11 but its set to reopen the last windows. I usually have between 5-10 windows (not pages) open plus a couple other tools. I have to revert to Moz or IE for many sites that require java though. That is the most frustrating part of Opera for me - had problems with that for the last several versions.


 11:35 am on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

THanks all!
Bachias, thanks for that link. I installed 7.20 and (although it uses the same java version) I have not experienced a crash yet...! We'll see.

I know what you mean, Sinner about the Java. I think that is the main "crash causing" issue.

Anyway, anyone in this forum that is having crash trouble, give that link a shot to get the beta of 7.20
The install doesn't say anything about a beta and I am stable so far.... even with many "tabs" open. Thanks again all, this is a great forum. -vamp

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