How to remove Google from Speed dial?
colderwinters last edited by
I dont use Speed Dial, but every now and then I'll click off all the tabs and thats where I'd be, getting rid of the google search bar was easy enough, but then theres that other little search box, couldnt do anything with that to get rid of, or the Stash or the Discovery thing either, But I could get rid of the Thumbnails by reducing the size of the only remaining thumbnail to 1 x 1 instead of it's default size, it reduced the thumbnail to a dot so tiny you have to look hard to see it, so if i ever go to the speed dial by clicking off all the tabs i see pretty much my theme pic without most of the bullshit, hopefully new tweaking tips will be brought to life every now and then, Right On Man.
ric4rdomonteiro last edited by
Here's a more detailed explanation, if you're still having trouble. Maybe you did something wrong.
You have to enter what's called, Power User Mode. Here's a link on it that explains:
One thing not mentioned in the link, though. When you go to the settings page click an empty space first in that small Settings rectangle, to get yourself outside of the search box (if you're in the search box with the mouse, it will mess things up). Then follow the instructions at the link, which discuss doing: using your arrow keys -- up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, then the letters "b" and "a"
Be sure to type type the small "b" and small "a"at the end. When you get the Welcome Box, click "proceed"
Then you go down the menus. Scroll about half way down to the section on the Start Page, and put a check in hiding the search bar.
That should do it!
I thought power user was by only enabling developer tools. I missed that code.
lem729 last edited by admin
Opera was going up up, now its going down down, and being left right behind with obscure Komani codes to access it's settings. opera:config was a lot easier to use for power user settings that not everyone needed, however, there's no longer any need for this. Just put everything on the Settings tab:
Security & Privacy
Power User Settings
Experimental Features (opera:flags)
Of course, something in settings would be better for the user. Maybe the financial arrangement with Google (and clearly, Opera needs revenue to develop a free browser) is linked on the hiding of the Google Search bar being not that simple to accomplish. [Mod edit: adding link to another relevant comment: https://forums.opera.com/post/38175]
aboutblank6 last edited by
Just to point out, the link you put in your May 5th post above references "Remove Google search bar from speed dial", a discussion now closed. In that discussion, alreadybanned gave instructions in his April 11 post as to how to enable Power User Mode while on the Settings page. Those instructions were in error. Rather than repeat them, I'll quote the correct instructions, below:
"...using your arrow keys -- up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, then the letters "b" and "a" Be sure to type type the small "b" and small "a"at the end."
I thought this should be pointed out, just for clarity. (I would have put it in the other discussion, but of course, that one is closed, so I couldn't.)
See also, this link (also mentioned above) which gives the same instructions with a bit more detail:
backtomozilla last edited by
Pfff i honestly thought those konami cheats to enable power user mode were all troll posts (i'm not even joking), now i've finally tried it and i got the notification that power user mode is enabled but i still can't find the button to remove that sorry excuse for a searchbar.
I could probably get it to work if i spend a little more time looking but imo as a first impression opera failed due to this very single obstacle.
I've downloaded it because firefox has trouble with some webpages for me but as soon as they provide a fix i'm going to haul my ass back to mozilla because this is just overcomplicated and ridiculous.
Google? Really? The ability to remove anything google related should be a number 1 priority in any non-chrome browser, if i want to use google i'll download chrome...
lando242 last edited by
The ability to remove anything google related should be a number 1 priority in any non-chrome browser
Opera is based on Chrome. Honestly though, based on your post, its not much of a surprise. You're are bumping a post that is 11 months old, complaining about how you couldn't figure out the Konami Code, can't figure out how to hide the search bar and don't even know that Chrome and Opera share a renderer. Firefox sounds perfect for you. Glad you registered here just to post that rant too btw.
mtu346 last edited by
You can go to opera://settings/powerSettingsOverlay directly to access Power User mode.
airforce25228 last edited by
I guess that the name "power user settings" explains it enough. The idea is (was?) to keep the regular user from messing up with some settings.
Checkbox with warning should be enough. Still whats the point of nonsence code if you can do it easier. Who is regular user? You mean someone who dont even know what browser does he have? This type of users definitely dont have Opera so... point? Dont know about any BFU user with Opera. Only BFUs with Opera was users that had that browser from powerusers who installed it to them. But most poweruser I know dont recoment Opera anymore cause they just say use IE or Chrome it better. Ive uninstall Opera from all BFUs PCs and tell them the same.
leocg Moderator last edited by
Checkbox with warning should be enough.
Never understimate someone's potential to mess up and break things.
Still whats the point of nonsence code if you can do it easier.
Already answered. Also, konami code is known and people can serach for it while a new code may not be easy to find.
Who is regular user?
The ones that are not power user, what means the majority of users.
You mean someone who dont even know what browser does he have? This type of users definitely dont have Opera so... point?
Based on what have been said and on my experience, i'm not sure that this is correct. Opera has lots of regular users.
tldanon last edited by
Ah, got rid of that annoying google search box, thank you!!!
tanukidori last edited by
Super! Annoying Google search box is gone! I agree, seems weird to hide that the checkbox to remove it.
In past versions of Opera one could change the SpeedDial page search engine. What happened to that idea?
I'm sure there are lots of people had rather see their own choice of search engines .. or none at all as compared to having Google glaring there.
I'm all for Google Free Computing! Windoze too, I use Linux Mint.
I've used Opera since 1996!
tanukidori last edited by
A few more points:
The new Opera is based on Chromium, not Chrome. There is a lot of difference. Chromium is now the basis of all major browsers and many relatively unknown ones ... even Internet Explorer is now Chromium based.
I've used Opera from the earliest days, I've met very few others who do, if there are "regular users" I have never met any ... I'm glad to hear they exist.
davehawley last edited by
Chromium is now the basis of all major browsers and many relatively unknown ones ... even Internet Explorer is now Chromium based.
Since when exactly is Internet Explorer based on Chromium?