WeirdoPL - 9:32 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0) This is the reply I got on the Opera Community forum.
Go to prefs > history & cache and reduce typed in addresses and visited addresses to make the address bar a bit better.
Try setting memory cache to 4MB (although AUTO works better for some people).
Turn OFF multimedia > draw images instantly and make windows > loading 2 seconds or more (if you are dialup, or 1 second if on broadband).
Turn OFF windows > smooth scrolling.
Use a native skin and turn OFF special effects. Turn OFF java unless you need it for a specific page.
Did all that, but no major improvement occured...
This is the reply I got on the Opera Community forum.