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

  • 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. :|

  • I'm in Ohio and it's stopped happening. Good to know it was on Google's end.

  • Problem is resolved on my end as of 11:51am PST. I agree with others that it seems to be a Google issue.

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