"Y" + enter goes to Yahoo! now for no reason

  • In the most recent update, Opera seems to automatically go to a specific search engine when you type the first letter of said search engine in the URL bar and press enter. So if I type B and press enter, I go to Bing, for example. As someone who never uses Yahoo! or Bing, this is very annoying, as I have gotten used to typing "Y" and enter to get to YouTube, or "B" and enter to go to BlackBoard. Is there any way to turn this function off?

  • Use two-letter shortcuts, which is only reasonable.

  • But why should I have Yahoo and Bing of all things in my suggestions at all? This is also a minor issue with Google, as typing "G" and enter no longer goes to Google.com/ncr as my top suggestion has always been, but the regional version of Google instead.
    It's a nuisance, is all I'm saying. I go to these three websites a lot, so I was happy with them being accessible with just one letter.

  • You have opera, put them on speed dial, it's even faster then typing a letter.

  • They are the shortcut letters defined in your settings to be used for those websites. If you removed those search engines it would free up the letters. I knew of a way to do this but it apparently does not stick after a few restarts of the browsers (even though it has worked for me, so, IDK). Search for a way to remove the built-in search engines and it will free up every letter except G, which is hard coded into the browser as a fall back.

  • I couldn't remove search engines from my regular settings page. These search engines are all in a Json file, as described here - http://superuser.com/questions/956087/opera-31-remove-default-search-engines - but I didn't have any success following those tips either.

    I also noticed another error that popped up today, that my backspace now also causes the 'back' function to activate while I'm typing in my url bar. I doubt that that was intended.

    Right now I mostly just want to undo the most recent update ^_^;

    Thanks for the input anyway. I'll see what I can do, but it seems Opera really doesn't like people tempering with their partnerships.

  • You have opera, put them on speed dial, it's even faster then typing a letter.

    Speed dial means you have to click it. How is that not slower than pressing two keys?

  • Speed dial means you have to click it. How is that not slower than pressing two keys?

    Shouldn't make that much difference.

  • Yeah... not good enough. My shortcuts are ingrained. I'll rather change browser than accept this change, personally.

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