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[Solved]Google sending old version of its page to Opera

  • From where you all are connecting? I managed to reproduce the issue by enabling the VPN and setting it to use the Canadian server, what means that Google may be sending the old page based on the user's ip address or location.

  • @bebner
    My google search results started looking exactly like your screenie today, after Opera updated to ver. 45.0.2552.881. Actually opened Edge & did google search. The results were in the current format (as opposed to Opera update's retro style)

    Don't have any suggestions, but devs are bound to fix it with so many people reporting prob.


  • @leocg My IP location would be in the US. Is it just a location based thing or something?

  • I'm having the same issue. I am using Avira anti-virus, the most recent dev version of Opera on Windows 10, and I am located in Canada.

  • Is it just a location based thing or something?

    I don't know, I just found it interesting that the problem only happens when I use a Canadian IP.

  • I first noticed it after Opera updated to ver. 45.0.2552.881. Is anyone experiencing it with an older version?

  • @leocg So this issue does not duplicate when you use a US IP?

  • So this issue does not duplicate when you use a US IP?

    I have the problem and am using a US IP

  • Having this issue on latest beta, US IP.

    Version:	46.0.2597.6 (PGO) - Opera is up to date
    Update stream:	beta
    System:	Windows 10 64-bit (WoW64)
    Browser identification
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) 
    Chrome/59.0.3071.26 Safari/537.36 OPR/46.0.2597.6 (Edition beta)
  • I can only think of two possibilities. That the last update, or two broke something, again, or it's something on Google's side.

  • This happened within the last few hours on my end, I did not take an Opera update. Definitely Google side. Also verified Opera Browser.js shim isn't affecting anything (?operabrowserjs=no)

  • I tried a google search using Edge (rolls eyes). The Google home page & search results were formatted the way they are supposed to be, so it doesn't look like a google thing.


    Wait... just tried IE. It's the old-style google there-- same issue as Opera. WTF?

  • Hi,

    @leocg I am based in Canada. I'm guessing now it could be a regional problem. I still have to try an older version but will do tomorrow sometime.

  • It most certainly has to be a regional thing, as when I swapped my VPN to anything else beside US and Canada, with my other options being optimal location, Germany, Singapore, and Netherlands, I'm good. Switch to either Canada, US, or my local IP, and I'm using that other layout.

    @aimzz I just tried it on my Edge and Chrome again. Those still work fine. I can't test Firefox since I don't have it, though.

  • This just resolved itself 854pm PST. US user. Opera beta.

  • @leocg So this issue does not duplicate when you use a US IP?

    Nope, so far it could see it happening by using the VPN set to Canada.

  • When I used VPN it briefly corrected the issue, but only for maybe 30 minutes.

  • spoke too soon. Issue just resolved itself.

  • I just found this thread via google (on chrome) on my work laptop. I am having this same problem running a win 10 machine.

    I have (1) cleared cookies for all time (2) updated opera (3) un-installed and re-installed opera entirely (4) shutdown, re-booted, etc.

    Nothing is fixing this issue. It's maddening. And when I go home to my desktop, which is in the same town (across the park) from where I work, I am NOT having this issue at all. Only on my work laptop, which I admittedly keep on my desk at work and do not generally take it out and about.

  • It looks like a Google thing... Playing with different user agents, seems like Google is punishing old browsers and any version of Opera.

    This is the user agent being sent by Opera:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.81 Safari/537.36 OPR/45.0.2552.812

    This is Chrome:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.71 Safari/537.36

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