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The new Search "popup"

  • Hi all,

    The new Opera for Mac version (39.0.2256.48) seems to include a (for me) very unwanted feature.

    Whenever you select text, a window pops up above it obscuring the surrounding area.

    For me, this is extremely annoying. 😕

    If anyone else wants to turn it off, it can be done by manually changing the browser flags.

    1. Go to "about://flags" in the Location bar
    2. Find the item named "Search popup" (or "#search-popup")
    3. Change it to "Disabled"

    After Opera is restarted, this pop up window will no longer appear.

  • Hey,

    Unsure if the setting existed when you posted this, but:

    opera://settings/ > User Interface > "Enable the search popup on selecting text"

    Hope this is useful

    Regards