Timothy Daniels schreef:
That's interesting. I wonder if it's because I've been using
Opera most of the time for the last 6 months and FireFox
virtually not at all. Do browsers get "tired" with use?
It could be that you have a huge history of visited pages, typed-in
addressed, followed links and a cache with tens of thousands of files
which is slowing Opera down. You could try to remove these through Tools
-> Delete private data (be careful with removing cookies and passwords as
you could lose login data). Also, a huge blocked content list or a large
set of site specific preferences could theoretically cause slowdowns in
Opera, as can extensions for Firefox.
You can always create a separate clean installation for Opera to test if
that works better; that way you can check if it's your specific
installation and settings or a general Opera problem.
For the record: I empty my private data quite regularly and find Opera
fast and responsive on the majority of sites.
Alternatively, you might try to adjust some settings in Opera:config to
tweak the rendering speed. For example, you could try setting
opera:config#UserPrefs|UpdateDelay to 200 ms, or another value. This might
work, but then again might also cause more 'unstable' and jumpy effects
during page loading, depending on your network speed.
I empty my private data after leaving each website. The slowness
that I see is not only with updating, but also on every first rendering.
If I find the time, I might try re-installing Opera. I recall that it seemed
to be much quicker when I first installed it about a year ago.