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Startup and shutdown profiling

September 22nd, 2010

This snapshot introduces our new startup and shutdown profiling. This is a tool for us to get an overview on what is causing slow startup and shutdowns for some users. We hope this tool will let us gather some data on where we should focus our efforts on further improving startup performance.

If the below instructions seem difficult then you probably should not attempt it. But if your comfortable with running the commands, and Opera is slow to startup or shutdown, then please follow the below instructions.

Instructions for Windows

  1. Press Windows key + R
  2. Drag the Opera shortcut from your Desktop or the opera.exe and drop it on the Run dialog
  3. Append “-profilinglog c:\log\opera.txt” after the path (as shown below)
  4. Wait for Opera to fully startup before you quit it

Instructions for Mac OS

  1. Run the Terminal application (locate using Spotlight)
  2. Drag the Opera application to Terminal
  3. Append “/Contents/MacOS/Opera -profilinglog ~/Desktop/opera.txt
  4. Wait for Opera to fully startup before you quit it

Instructions for Linux

  1. Run “opera -profilinglog ~/opera.txt
  2. Wait for Opera to fully startup before you quit it

You can then submit your unmodified log file as a text file attachment to DSK-314250@bugs.<yourfavoritebrowser>.com. Make sure to include it as an attachment and not in the mail body as attachments will be easier for us to process in volume.

No personal information is stored in the logs. Full logs submitted as blog comments will be deleted.

WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.

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