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

  • 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.

    EDIT:

    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

  • I'm in Mexico and I have the exact same issue. I decided to update Opera today as part of my PC's maintenance schedule. And now, I've sent back to 2010 because Google is sending an older version of itself to Opera.

  • Same issue here.

    I have built-in adblock on, and I had adblock plus on for what the built-in one wasn't catching. Turning off adblock plus didn't effect it. I use Norton as well, but usually, this isn't an issue.

    Using the User Agent Switcher for Chrome for Windows shows the new Google layout, however I did get a popup banner on Google saying I was using an older version of Chrome (which I'm assuming is more the extension than Opera).

    Version information

    Version: 45.0.2552.881 (PGO) - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 10 64-bit (WoW64)

    Browser identification

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 OPR/45.0.2552.881

  • @ leocg - Yes I am.
    Version: 45.0.2552.881 (PGO) - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 10 64-bit (WoW64)

    Same issue happening with Opera Portable.

  • joelkuiper's sollution worked for me. I masked the browser as microsoft explorer, and suddenly google worked properly.

  • So anyone already reported the issue to Google?

  • The next morning (in my neck of the woods).

    It's resolved here (southeast US). Formatting is back to normal for google homepage & the search results.

    Re-tested IE & Edge. Both are same as last night. Edge is still fine, but IE continues to show the old-style format like some of us saw last night on Opera. IE could have a cache problem or something. I don't care enough to mess around with it. 😛

    Looks like the people who thought the issue was regional were on the right track.

    Do you still have the problem? (12:30 PM UTC)

  • Hey guys, good to see I'm not alone... 😕

    Based in Montreal, Canada. Using the latest Opera (45.0.2552.881) on 64-bit Ubuntu GNOME.

    Switching user agent (e.g. to Firefox on Ubuntu) solves the problem.

  • Hi,

    still based in Southern Ontario and the problem seems to have resolved itself. I did nothing different. I am still on the same version as yesterday I think.

    Version: 45.0.2552.881 (PGO) - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 7 64-bit (WoW64)
    Browser identification

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 OPR/45.0.2552.881

    It definitely was something on Googles end. It does appear that others are still getting the issue though. :|

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