I want to remove Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Amazon, Bing and Wikipedia ?

  • Hello everybody,

    How can I remove all default search engines integrated on Opera v36.0, except Google ?

    Thanks.

  • Currently you can't. Its a requested feature but not a high priority for the dev team.

  • Just out of curiosity, why do you want to remove default search engine choices you don't use?

  • In my case its because I want to reuse their letters (Y for YouTube, D for a dictionary website, etc) and because I use Amazon Smile instead of the standard Amazon website. The only stock links I use are Google and Wikipedia and I would still really like to change it to Google's old 'I'm feeling lucky' search as my default. I could do that with 12 but not 15+.

  • @kaki87 You can remove them, by following the below steps:

    1. Open opera:about, copy the path to the profile (Paths > Profile), and make a note of the path to the installation root (Paths > Install), close the browser,

    2. Open your file explorer, and navigate to the installationroot\operaversion\resources subfolder (eg. installationroot\36.0.2130.46\resources), rename the default_partner_content.json to eg. default_partner-old, and overwrite the default_partner_content.json with ab_tests.json,

    3. Navigate to the profile folder, and delete the default_partner_content.json, relaunch the browser.

    In case, that the above desn't work with the ab_tests.json from your installation, you can use this one, enjoy!

  • Just out of curiosity, why do you want to remove default search engine choices you don't use?

    Because I don't use it ^^

    @kaki87 You can remove them, by following the below steps:

    1. Open opera:about, copy the path to the profile (Paths > Profile), and make a note of the path to the installation root (Paths > Install), close the browser,
    2. Open your file explorer, and navigate to the installationroot\operaversion\resources subfolder (eg. installationroot\36.0.2130.46\resources), rename the default_partner_content.json to eg. default_partner-old, and overwrite the default_partner_content.json with ab_tests.json,
    3. Navigate to the profile folder, and delete the default_partner_content.json, relaunch the browser.
      In case, that the above desn't work with the ab_tests.json from your installation, you can use this one, enjoy!

    That's working, thanks !

  • @lando242, that seems like a pretty good reason.

    @kaki87, perhaps it's because I've just come out of a major siege of repairing some other software that I perhaps rashly felt a need to try to modify for various reasons, but 'removing' something already built into software just because one doesn't use it seems like a lot of bother/trouble, unless there's some kind of major payback at the end like reducing size, RAM loading, adding functionality, etc. I've no problem with your wanting to do it, but it did strike me as puzzling and I wondered what your hoped-for 'payoff' was. Anyhow, I'm always interested in different ways users use and tweak their browsers - and why. 😉

  • @kaki87 You can remove them, by following the below steps:

    1. Open opera:about, copy the path to the profile (Paths > Profile), and make a note of the path to the installation root (Paths > Install), close the browser,
    2. Open your file explorer, and navigate to the installationroot\operaversion\resources subfolder (eg. installationroot\36.0.2130.46\resources), rename the default_partner_content.json to eg. default_partner-old, and overwrite the default_partner_content.json with ab_tests.json,
    3. Navigate to the profile folder, and delete the default_partner_content.json, relaunch the browser.
      In case, that the above desn't work with the ab_tests.json from your installation, you can use this one, enjoy!

    Kaki87: Thank you so much!!!
    Since the update to Opera 31 I'm trying to get rid of the deafult search engines and it was impossible.
    Just because of curiousity, I searched fo way today and find your workaround!

    Great!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

    You HAVE TO have a look here: https://i.stack.imgur.com/yzDIg.png

  • Not a priority for me,but I agree that i´ts annoying

  • The solution worked for me, too.
    But with version 36.0.2130.65 it does not work anymore.

    Can someone confirm that ?

  • IIRC you have to do it every time you update the browser.

  • Yes, of course i have to do it after every update.
    But with the latest version it does not work.
    I only get an error message that some files are corrupted and i should do a fresh installation.
    After copying the original default_partner_content.json file back everything works fine.

  • AFAIK it doesn't (or shouldn't) work since a while ago as Opera now verifies the file and do not run if it was modified.

  • Are the devs actively trying to piss the users off? I just want to use "y" for my youtube search engine. Not fucking yahoo.

  • Are the devs actively trying to p*** the users off? I just want to use "y" for my youtube search engine. Not f****** yahoo.

    Feeling a bit entitled are we? You can always demand your money back...

  • Just a long time opera user that still remembers the good days. But you won't understand that.

  • Yes, its not like this board is full of 'long time users' with single digit posts counts that come her to cry about the free product not doing every little thing that they want. We would never understand that.

  • Just a long time opera user that still remembers the good days. But you won't understand that.

    You don't know me any more than I know you. What I do know is that I was running micro-computers in the earliest days when they were programmed via machine code using front-panel toggle switches; I've lived through the earliest ARPAnet days and the onset of the Internet, Mosaic browsers, IE, Netscape, and all the others including some of the earliest Opera versions. One of the things I learned very early on is that with free software, you get exactly what you get, good and not-so-good. One learns to tweak it around the edges and maybe internally or else live with its limitations; one supplies its makers with suggestions and bug reports with little expectation of recognition; one learns to use alternate software wherever possible, if only for 'just in case'; and one lives with a sense of gratitude that somebody else has bothered to make a nifty tool for free that one doesn't have to code and debug themself - if even they could.

    Perhaps you can understand that...

  • and one lives with a sense of gratitude that somebody else has bothered to make a nifty tool for free that one doesn't have to code and debug themself - if even they could.
    Perhaps you can understand that...

    A sense of gratitude. Ah... something I very much doubt igelmitdeagle would grasp. But it was a good reminder for all of us. Thanks.

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