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[Solved]Turn Off or Disable Address Bar Search

  • When I start typing an URL into the address bar of Opera 41 I get back a drop-down of suggestions for Google search. I don't want Google's or any other search engine's suggestions. I just want it to pull up recent URLs.

    I did search for an answer before coming here...

    1- They said there was some tick mark in the settings, but it looks like it's gone now.

    2- They said add 'www.' before all URLs, but some of my addresses don't have 'www.' forms. This is a horrible solution anyway.

    3- They said disable default search engine, but I can't figure out how or if it's even still possible.

    How can I turn off this annoying search behavior in the address bar?


  • How can I turn off this annoying search behavior in the address bar?

    Try unchecking 'Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar' in settings.

  • You know, I've seen that option many times in the settings but it looked like it would stop helping me with the URLs too, so I never even tried it.

    Because of your post I thought I would give it a try, and hey! it seems to have eliminated the Google Search items in the drop-down, and it still seems to be offering completion options for the URL in the drop-down. So maybe that's exactly what I wanted.

    I think it's poorly named, and that's probably because revenue comes from searches referred over to Google. Why not have a tick box for search and one for URLs?

    Oh well, I'll try this for a few days. You might have fixed it. Thanks leocg.

  • It seemed to be what I wanted. It DID NOT stop suggesting URLs, which is why I never tried it in the first place.

    Thanks leocg.