[Solved]Google sending old version of its page to Opera
whit31 last edited by
I'm getting the exact same issue as of today (May 25th). I've ran 2 different virus scanners (also in safe mode) I've checked proxy,vpn, and extensions. Nothing has changed today except - I very rarely use skype. Today I did and it acted really strange when I started it up. After that is when the issue began with the search issues. Though I don't think that's the cause - as chrome and IE browsers are working as intended.
The problem isn't consistent either - sometimes it will go through the normal google searches, sometimes it won't. Refreshing the page when it acts weird fixes the problem after 1-3 refreshes.
operauser12356 last edited by
my internet isnt slow at all
operauser12356 last edited by
also before it was random it would switch between old layout and new layout but now it seems stuck on the old layout
ferluna78 last edited by
Hi guys, yeah I also have this problem, is there a fix???
I'm going back to Chrome...
alterthebridge last edited by
I am not going to start another thread because I also experience these problems. My brother and I on separate computers both have encountered the same problem. It started today with Google sending old format pages sometimes and I updated it (there was a new patch available) and now the problem is even more extreme with normally formatted Google pages not even appearing. This is also the case with the Google.ca homepage as operauser12356 stated. I cleared my history and caches on google and even removed every single extension I had installed (even if they were not enabled). I have a fast internet connection I strongly doubt the connectivity has anything to do with it. My brother is also on ethernet and even faster internet but still the same problem.
I have no VPNs enabled (I never even really used them). Internet Explorer works fine with Google (I am on Windows 7). My brother is on Windows 10 and his Edge works fine as well. It appears to just be Opera. My version of Opera is 45.0.2552.812 (PGO) and although I can't confirm I think my brothers may also be the same one. I also do not have any proxies on as far as I am aware. It also does not matter if Opera Turbo is on or not. This problem still occurs.
I ran a malwarebytes scan and it did not pick up anything relating to Opera. I still have to run HitmanPro and verify Malwarebytes did not miss anything though. I disabled both Malwarebytes and Kasperky (my main anti-virus) and the problem still persists. I'd like to hope it isn't malware but right now I have no proof it is or isn't. I believe it could be something with Opera (the ammount of people getting this issue are making me suspicious) but that is all I have to go off of.
I have yet to do a clean and full uninstall and reinstall to see if it continues there and I am going to try an earlier version of Opera but am unable to do so right now.
joelkuiper last edited by
As far as I have been able to tell this is a Google problem, because if I mask my user agent to show it as firefox or chrome using an extension Google shows the new UI
I am using Opera 45.0.2552.881 (PGO)
and user agent is "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 OPR/45.0.2552.881"
and using this extension to mask https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/user-agent-switcher-5/?display=en
Also just found out turning on VPN seems to correct this problem
slatts92 last edited by
Getting this problem as well. Using an extension to change user-agent is working.
bebner last edited by
I found an old post with a temporary solution using this extension https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/user-agent-switcher/?display=en
Using the Google Chrome agent displays Google normally without the old ui. Apparently this is an issue on Googles end.
rdonnell last edited by
I'm having the same issue at home and at work. My home connection is 100 down 10 up. I'm not having speed issues. I don't run a VPN
mrmatteastwood last edited by
Same problem here. Do we have a bug report? I've never opened one for Opera before, but I could look into it.
feisters last edited by
Having the same problem as Operauser12356 here.
It started randomly yesterday(May 25th), refreshes would sometimes fix it, now it's just stuck to the old version.
I have latest Opera installed and use 2 extensions: adblock and Gmail notifier.
Running on windows 7 64 bit with latest security updates.
Tried clearing cookies, didn't work.
Also tested on IE and Chrome, no problem with those 2 browsers.
bebner last edited by
I'm having the same issue, but my view isn't changing randomly, I'm getting google's old UI every time I do a search. and it's driving me crazy, I feel like I'm using Bing or something. This is how I am seeing google search results today in Opera : http://prntscr.com/fchua4
I've disabled all extentions and cleared cache and cookies, updated and restarted with no effect.
espidev last edited by
I am experiencing the same issue. I have tried on multiple computers running opera, and they are all showing the same old google page. I think it affects a lot of people.
coldsteak last edited by
I am having the same issue too, I have cleared my cookies and cache and scanned for viruses. I only have one extension for downloading Youtube videos that I KNOW is not the cause.
ipdeer last edited by
I am having the same issue. Google sending to old google search results page format.
First it started intermittently, now it reverts to old google search page all the time.
All solutions above have been tried.
There is a bug in Opera somewhere causing this - Opera Dev Team can you provide solution?
The latest version is running on Windows 7 and it only happened with the update.
ventuszx last edited by
Same problem, it seems is a Google problem, i fixed it with the extension mentioned above. Hope it fixes completely soon.
binarymoods last edited by
@operauser12356 Exactly the same thing here. Yesterday it was random, today I noticed it's permanently on the old design. This quick fix I found in google forums or maybe the permanent fix - I get sick to the stomach from the old design. I've added this to my Opera properties i.e. right click Opera icon, choose Properties.
"C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36
The problem is that Google isn't recognizing Opera as the Opera browser, sees it as something else or an unknown browser.