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I'm in the UK but my Google search box thinks I'm in Ireland.

  • Hi,

    Similar questions have come up before but I haven't found an answer that works for me perhaps because I'm still using Windows Vista I don't know.

    My problem is I installed Opera a few weeks and everything works fine except for the fact that my Google searchbox is for (Ireland) not is there any way I can change this because so far nothing I have tried has worked. It's not a huge issue because I've added as a site to my quick dial start page so I'll go to the google website for searching from now on. It's just very annoying that there doesn't seem to be an easy solution to such a simple and stupid problem. Does anyone know of an answer to this or should I just ignore the problem and just not use the search box anymore.


  • Hello,

    See this post to change your default location of opera.
    I'm sorry for this article only have Chinese version , you can try use Google Translate to read it.

  • Open the file Local State in a text editor and look for that part:


    Then change the countyry code for the one you want.

    It should sove the issue.

  • Thanks to both of you, I did try to do that yesterday but I think I hadn't properly worked out how to open the Local State file using a text editor so I didn't get anywhere. Having tried again today I worked how to do it properly and I believe I have solved the problem so thanks for your help.