Installers beware of Opera 12.00 Alpha version 1289. This baby hooks Intel graphics card drivers and will hastily crash a PC. Best to unpack it and run it until the bugs are worked out.
Install in 2000 sp4 mode & configure this version: mail, bookmarks, etc. Then close. Now EXTRACT a new copy and run the EXTRACTED copy. Enough hooks have been set by the install that the extracted
version's opera.exe (set to 2000 sp4 mode) will work well.
QUESTION: Are alphas and betas worth discussing? They are called such because they often DO have MAJOR problems.
EDIT #2 Try setting the opera.dll to KernelEX mode 2000 SP4 if you are still having Opera menu GUI problems.
EDIT #3 11.61 FINAL -- Setting this dll to the 2000 SP4 mode cures also the crash problem when Opera tries to open itself, when opening external links, etc.
MAJOR ISSUE: Just found out from an Opera dev that Flash 9 CAN cause the GUI problems with Opera 11.X and 12.X . Opera needs Flash version 10.x or higher. OPERA NOW USES THIS FLASH 10+ DLL FOR ITS GUI! SECURITY RISK?
This post has been edited by dw2108: 04 March 2012 - 10:12 PM