Issues with Bing Search

  • I recently installed and switched my browser to Opera 37, from Firefox 46. (both are the latest versions)

    Bing Search looks different in Opera and is missing all of the filters in the Image search results...this is a big problem. Even the Bing Rewards amount is different, which I don't care about, it's just odd. Microsoft of course tells me it's the browser...which seems to be correct as I've also checked the same searches in Internet Explorer (horrors) and Chrome and the search results look the same as Firefox, with all the filters.

    Both have Bing set as the default search engine, and I am "signed in" to my MS account on both. This is a new PC, only 2 weeks old. Both Firefox and Opera were clean, new installs so there was no past data, cache, etc. Even so, I've attempted to wipe the caches and reset the browser, twice.

    So, can anyone tell me why I can't use Bing properly in Opera and only Opera? How do I get this corrected? I absolutely hate Chrome and WILL NOT switch to it, and Firefox has become so buggy that it crashes 12-15 times a day. I've always liked Opera and I like the performance...but this issue HAS to be fixed.

    I have a side-by-side screenshot if needed.

  • So, can anyone tell me why I can't use Bing properly in Opera and only Opera?

    Last time I've checked, Bing was doing browser sniffing on Opera. If you use an extension to change Opera's user agent then you will get the same page other browsers get.

  • @leocg Could you tell us how to do that, please?

  • @leocg Bing's image/video search on most browsers is amazing. Great UI. I hate that I can't use my favorite browser with my favorite search engine.

  • @leocg Could you tell us how to do that, please?

    Go to Opera's add-ons page and search for user agent. There will be some extensions that allow you to change the user agent.

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