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How to change default search engines?

  • I asked about this in a relevant thread, but that was closed, so I might as well create a new one.

    So the problem is that I can't get rid of the default search engines.

    With every update so far I went to the routine of deleting the "defaultpartnercontent.json" file to get rid of the default search engines (which I never use) and get my custom engines back.

    This no longer works. If I do that, Opera whines that a file is corrupted, and won't launch.

    I don't want Yahoo to use the "y" shortcut, I want YouTube. I don't want the French Wikipedia on "w", I want the English one.

    Is there any way to get rid of the default search engines in the newest version?

    Thanks.

  • I should have gone back more than a page to check before creating this thread, then.
    This can be closed, since it's redundant.

  • For narushima

    - Open folder Opera
    - Open folder defaults
    - Found file 'search.ini' and open in Text Editor
    - String 'Default Search='
    - Look down on the text and change to whatever you want
  • For narushima

    • Open folder Opera
    • Open folder defaults
    • Found file 'search.ini' and open in Text Editor
    • String 'Default Search='
    • Look down on the text and change to whatever you want

    The only "search.ini" I can find contains search engines I used years ago but which do no longer appear in the current version of Opera. Also, changes I make in it don't stick. I can even delete the file completely and it doesn't have any impact on the serach engines.

  • For narushima

    • Open folder Opera
    • Open folder defaults
    • Found file 'search.ini' and open in Text Editor
    • String 'Default Search='
    • Look down on the text and change to whatever you want

    This is for Opera Presto and will not work in Opera Blink.