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opera opens sloooooow...

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Msg#: 27 posted 5:05 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

i just installed opera here at work, for testing purposes, and to my surprise, it opens sloooooow as hell. i'm talking about 3-5 minutes for it to open. this is a registered version as well.

i'm on a 2.8 ghz, 1 gig ram, with plenty of hd space. i've never had seen this before, and the only thing that takes longer to open is Iluustrator, due to all my fonts (yes, i know, diable them in ATM.)

does anyone know why opera, as an application, is taking so long to open? i've searched around, and i know it's not my machine. IE is instant, NS7 is quick, but opera just takes forever to open.

any ideas? reinstall maybe?



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Msg#: 27 posted 5:59 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi dub713, welcome to the forum.

I guess you already suspect that something is worng here. I can confirm that such an extended time for opening is not the common experience, so something is amiss with your particualtr set-up. A re-install is one thing to try, but very likely you won't see a change - still, why not?

Second thing I suspect is a conflict with some other software you have running. You might want to turn off any anti-virus app in particular, and not have anything non-essential running - then open Opera and see how it behaves.

Some people also run RAM optimizers and such - could very well be a conflict if you run any "hidden" apps like that.


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Msg#: 27 posted 9:27 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


How many fonts do you have installed? If it's more than 1024, then that could be the problem.

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/7871-9-10.htm [webmasterworld.com]
(Check message #84)

My problems only occurred with the display, but maybe it has something to do with loading in your case. Just a thought.


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Msg#: 27 posted 9:36 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

What operating system are you using?

e.g. WinXP SP2, Win2000, 98SE

As for ATM (Adobe Type Manager?) well, I write software and this program has far reaching effects. For instance, it caused a program I was writing to crash - the fault was in my code : I was releasing an icon handle twice.

If you CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up a task list, try to open Opera and then work through the task list closing them - you'll probably find the conflict. However, if you are using NT,2000,XP be careful which tasks you close - you could easily crash the computer.



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Msg#: 27 posted 3:03 pm on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

thanks all... so, it turns out it was the font issue. being a designer/dev guy, i have a huge font library, which, due to it being unorganized, i keep active. so, that's that. time to organize, or deal with the slow load time.

thanks again for pointing me to that thread. i should have dug deeper.


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