Why does Opera slow down?

As they say, the taste and color of the felt-tip pens are different, and the same situation is with browsers, although one does not differ much from the other, since they perform exactly the same functions. Differences are only in the interface and speed, although on the last point, you can breed eternal controversy. Some users argue that a particular browser just "flies", and the second in speed is inferior even to a turtle. Others say exactly the opposite. Perhaps the problem of browser performance does not depend on the program itself, but on how it is used.

Pros and cons of Opera

Browser Opera, no doubt, occupies one of the leading places in the top popularity of Internet browsers. It is affordable, convenient, fairly safe and fairly fast compared to its competitors. Many novice users of computers and the Internet quite often use Opera, because it has a simple and accessible interface. Despite such a large list of advantages, this browser has drawbacks that force users to look for alternative options for browsing the Internet.First, Opera has the property to use a huge amount of resources (for the browser), and therefore personal computers that are not very modern stuffing, can not ensure the rapid operation of the program. Another negative quality is a large number of additional, and, at times, completely unnecessary functions, whether it is RSS-news or IRC-clients. However, if you have a powerful enough computer, after a while you may notice that Opera began to slow down.

How to solve a problem

Let's try to figure out why Opera slows down and what to do about it.

  • First you need to make sure that the browser is the cause of insufficiently fast work, and not a third-party process, the operating system itself or the fallen Internet connection speed. To do this, open the task manager by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Delete key combination simultaneously. Then we need to go to the processes tab and find the name opera.exe in the list. See how much this process uses the CPU. If this figure is about 100, then the opera is really to blame.
  • If, for example, you have a video in opera, it slows down, then make sure that you do not have extra open tabs that you don’t use, because additional information is needed to process them.
  • Next, clear the cache and mail. And it is precisely cleared, and not moved to the "deleted". You can also delete old bookmarks and saved passwords to sites that you do not use. All this significantly slows down the Opera browser.
  • Then remove the widgets, or at least part of them.

Some users frantically begin to look for help on the Internet on demand: the opera slows down what to do. And sometimes, the whole problem lies in the drop in connection speed, for example, because the antivirus began to actively download the update. Also suspicious third-party software downloaded from the Internet may also affect the performance of the browser.

If your Opera began to slow down, you can try installing a new version of this program. But you do not need to do this leaving the old version. First, remove it, and then install the new version. Otherwise, you will only spend time.

Perhaps the most effective solution to this problem can serve as a transition to another browser. If he does not suit you, you can return to the opera again, and try to fix its work completely.