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Old 30. Jan 2013, 11:35 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Opera 12.13 released.

Changelog :

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1213/
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Old 02. Feb 2013, 03:50 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Opera 12.13 suddenly went into the looping crash cycle on my machine today. I've no idea what caused it to start happening, the browser was static on Speed Dial at the time. For no reason the browser crashed, the crash report box opened, I closed it after declining to send the report. The browser then opened again, didn't load my Speed Dial tiles, hung for a second or two, then crashed again. This time I sent a crash report, then went through the same process again - and again, and again, and again. The only way to stop the looping crash cycle was to kill the process via the task manager.

I re-booted the machine (XP Pro SP3) ran CCleaner and opened Opera once more. Same thing, endless crashing loop. Looked on the Opera forums, many users reporting the same problem, and on different OS's. This issue seems to have started without reason for many users. It's been running fine for me until today.

I went to FileHippo, using another browser, downloaded and installed version 12.12 over my existing 12.13 and everything is back to normal. I also went into the security settings and set the auto update to 'Do not check for updates'. Opera 12.12 is running fine so I'm going to stick with it and see what develops as regards the crash bug in 12.13.

The looping crash issue is well documented on the Opera Website - Desktop Team and forum so if you're using Opera 12.13, and this issue starts happening, it's not just you. There are postings on the site for workarounds, but I would suggest reverting back to 12.12 Final and disabling auto updates until they address the problem. Looks like they'll be sifting through crash reports for the next few days at Opera. Not much of a stability update.

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Old 02. Feb 2013, 04:54 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Yep, I got the looping crash bug too. Wouldn't even start up long enough to load the Speed Dial tab.

The workaround that worked for me was :-

1. With Opera closed, rename widgets folder (to widgets_DISABLED). Location of widgets folder is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\widgets (under Windows 7)
2. Run Opera
3. Close Opera
4. Rename widgets folder back to it's default
5. Opera should now run

Ref: http://my.opera.com/community/forums...dml?id=1613752

So far Opera 12.13 is working again for me though only time will tell if I have to perform this operation again in the near future. Meantime, like everyone else, I'm hoping for a bug fix release soon!
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Old 02. Feb 2013, 05:21 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Might be worth disabling your auto updater as well, Sope - if you haven't already. Came across this thread on their forum, although you may have already seen it. But they reckon the crash bug is in the auto update mechanism, which is set by default to check for updates every three days. It also says the bug affects anyone with two or more extensions installed.

See here;

http://my.opera.com/community/forums...omment13767872

Don't know if that's correct or not. Think I'll just sit tight with 12.12 until there's some response from the Opera devs. I'm going to roll back to 12.12 on the other machines here as well just as a precaution, which is a bit of a pain but not to worry. I reckon they'll sort it out sooner rather than later - or at least I hope they do.
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Old 02. Feb 2013, 05:28 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Might be worth disabling your auto updater as well, Sope - if you haven't already. Came across this thread on their forum, although you may have already seen it. But they reckon the crash bug is in the auto update mechanism, which is set by default to check for updates every three days. It also says the bug affects anyone with two or more extensions installed.
Will do.
(Incidently, I have 4 extensions installed).
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Old 02. Feb 2013, 06:14 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I've got three installed, probably could do without one of them. But I'd rather not run it without WOT and AdBlock installed which, if that post is accurate, still puts me on the limit
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The fix has arrived;

http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog...-crashloop-fix

Quicker response than I thought, but it does say 'RC' and not 'Final'.

I'll give it a go anyway. Surely they're not going to get it wrong twice on the bounce ....
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Thanks for the head's up.

I have checked the Opera Desktop Team Blog on a couple of occasions to see when the next version would be available. I guessed that with the large number of people being affected, and the severity of the bug that they would have to act fairly quickly.

I'll install this fixed version now. I'd actually left the update checking enabled in v12.13 to see when the crash loop would happen again but thankfully it looks like this update has arrived in time to avoid another episode
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Old 05. Feb 2013, 03:38 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I just want to chime in here about how upgrading to V12.13 affected me.

Since I upgraded I've noticed that it has changed my default search engine from DuckDuckGo to Google. What's more, even though I tried changing it back, it didn't work. I even deleted DuckDuckGo and re-installed it and ticked the box to set it as the default. Nada, nada - Google is still the default no matter what I do.

I'm getting fed-up with Opera. First, there is the issue I raised earlier about not being able to use the default keyboard shortcuts for bold, italics and underline, now this. I even went through the process of reporting the first complaint. I may eventually uninstall Opera and install FireFox when I reach the limit of my fed-upcy (which is soon). Grrr.
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I just want to chime in here about how upgrading to V12.13 affected me.

Since I upgraded I've noticed that it has changed my default search engine from DuckDuckGo to Google. What's more, even though I tried changing it back, it didn't work. I even deleted DuckDuckGo and re-installed it and ticked the box to set it as the default. Nada, nada - Google is still the default no matter what I do.
Strange, I've tested this and am able to select any search engine I choose (including DDG) and it appears to stick after a restart.
I seem to remember it was mentioned somewhere in the recent update release notes that Opera would reset default search to Google on that occasion for some specific reason, can't recall the details though sorry.
Just a guess, you're not trying to change the settings while Opera is sandboxed are you?

So far v12.14 is still working ok for me.
I do agree though, that since Opera has moved from v11 to v12 it does seem to have become more unstable and buggy.
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