The real Opera (v 12) versus new Google's Images search (how to fix the issue)

  • The new "innovative" web-interface of Google's Images search doesn't work with the real (Presto-based) Opera.

    Here's how to fix functionality of the Google's images search in Opera 12.xx:

    It can be fixed with selective User-Agent masking for google's servers. Here is CROSS-PLATFORM solution:

    1.Find your Opera's profile folder (type opera:about as an url in the Opera's address field and look for the path in "Opera directory"). Remember it.

    2.Close Opera

    3.Go to your Opera's profile catalog("Opera directory" path from the opera:about) using file manager

    4.Open override.ini with a text editor (e.g. Notepad)

    5.Add at the end of [Overrides] section these strings:

    google.com

    google.XX

    (NOTE: where XX is a national domain of your country. For an example, ".fi" - Finland etc. DO NOT INSERT this note into the .ini file!)

    6.Then add at the end of the override.ini file:

    [google.com]

    User Prefs|Custom User-Agent=MSIE 9.0; Trident/5.0

    [google.XX]

    User Prefs|Custom User-Agent=MSIE 9.0; Trident/5.0

    (NOTE: where XX is a national domain of your country. For an example, ".fi" - Finland etc. DO NOT paste this note into the .ini file!)

    7.Save the changes and launch Opera

    Now you can use a fully functional Google Images search engine

    P.S. There is an another "solution" - a global masking via opera:config parameter(custom user-agent) for all web-sites. Do not use it! It can cause more problems than fixes (bad hint)!

  • !!! Post update !!!

    Opera 12 - how to fix compatibility issues with a few of Google's web-sites (images search, google maps, google drive)

    Here is fully working solution for Opera 12.

    Google Images Search and Google Maps - how to make these site work in Opera 12 via override.ini editing:

    [google.com]

    User Prefs|Custom User-Agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:9.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0

    [google.XX]

    User Prefs|Custom User-Agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:9.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0

    Where is XX - is a domain name of your country

    Google Drive - how to make it work in Opera 12:

    [drive.google.com]

    User Prefs|Custom User-Agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:44.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/44.0

  • Thanks!

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