Location

  • When I first started using my laptop, I was in India. Eight months ago I moved to Australia, but whenever I search in Google, the search results still come back as if I am in India. For example, if I type "how much is XYZ", then Google auto completes with "how much is XZY in India". How can I change this so that it recognises where I am in the world?

    My location is switched on on my laptop and I'm using Opera as my default web browser.

    Unfortunately I am not very tech literate. Please reply as if talking to your great-grandad :)

  • There is something about it on the F.A.Q topic.

  • What is your browser version?
    Do you use the omnibar when searching? (It's where the URL is.)

  • There is something about it on the F.A.Q topic.

    <blockquote>Google (or other search engine) is leading me to the page for a different country

    Make sure you don't have Turbo or VPN enabled
    Edit the file 'Local State' and change the country code in following lines to the one you want:

    "location":{"country":"br","countryfromserver":"BR"

    Clear cookies and cache</blockquote>

    Where does one find that file?
    If it's in the Profile Folder, where to look for the location of it?
    (You might consider adding it there, Leo.)

  • (I posted a related question in another thread: https://forums.opera.com/post/109654 - the default Google engine appeared to be .ru (fresh install) and I wondered if I can change it to .com.)

  • Where does one find that file?

    In Opera's profile folder.

    If it's in the Profile Folder, where to look for the location of it?

    First thing in the FAQ.

  • First thing in the FAQ.

    This?

    Go to Menu > About Opera and take note of the path to the Opera's profile folder

    It's under the wrong heading.

    You see, I believe the user needs to know where to look-find first - before going to change-tweak.


    Like this?
    C:\Documents and Settings\Svyaznoy\Application Data\Opera Software\Opera Stable
    The file's name - just Local State? Or what?


    You don't need to close the browser first, judging by that writing or yours, Leo, do you?

    Well, if one clears all cookies - one ends up logged out from everything, right?

  • You don't need to close the browser first, judging by that writing or yours, Leo, do you?

    You should edit the file while Opera is closed.

    Well, if one clears all cookies - one ends up logged out from everything, right?

    Most probably.

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