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Changing to the English Wikipedia when searching with 'w' in address bar

  • I would like to change the 'w' search in the address bar to English Wikipedia, not the language of the country I reside in. I know it is impossible to change in the options menu, but someone here or in the comments of an earlier version of Opera (Opera 26?) gave me a code to paste somewhere in the Opera folder in Program Files and it worked splendidly. However, I just reformatted my computer and I of course forgot to secure that file, so now I am back on scratch.

    Does anyone know how to help me? I know many people have this issue.

  • The file you want to edit is called 'default_partner_content.json' and it can be found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\version number of Opera\resources. I don't know what needs to be changed but that will get you started if you want to fiddle with it yourself until someone more knowledgeable comes along.

  • After much digging I have finally found the solution. All credits go to Leonardo Gomes for figuring this out:

    http://postimg.org/image/3ljnk9hu9/ (from the comments in this blog post: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/10/visual-bookmarks-opera-for-computers/#disqus_thread )

    Remember to close Opera before editing the code. AppData you will only find if you have hidden folders not hidden.

    This is a pain in the butt, I cannot understand why Opera have not fixed this. It can't take much work to implement it.