Qwant as default search engine

  • Hi
    Are there any plans for Qwant to be included as a default search engine?
    Also, why is it not possible to put a custom search engine as default?

  • Welcome to Opera's forums @Ihaveaquestion!

    Ihaveananswer...
    It seems that Opera has a revenue with the default search engines so, because of this it's not possible to change them (at least now).

    About Qwant or any other, despite is not as useful as set them as default, you could add "any" needed search engine to the Search with menu.


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  • Are there any plans for Qwant to be included as a default search engine?

    Nothing has been mentioned about it.

    Also, why is it not possible to put a custom search engine as default?

    For security reasons. They don't want a malicious search engine setting itself as the default one.

  • @LeoCG

    Also, why is it not possible to put a custom search engine as default?

    For security reasons. They don't want a malicious search engine setting itself as the default one.

    Off topic:

    It seems a very valid reason...

    Being that you need to type your computer's password to show the stored passwords... using the same process to change the search engine, ensures your searches are secure and cannot be hijacked.

    Could they do this?
    I don't know which's the Chromium's behavior.


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  • Could they do this?

    Don't know but I don't think people would like to input a password every time they would need to change the search engine.

  • Could they do this?

    Don't know but I don't think people would like to input a password every time they would need to change the search engine.

    I suppose they will not bother if they have the option to change the default search engine.


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  • muahahah.

     "For security reasons. They don't want a malicious search engine setting itself as the default one."
    

    @leocg: you just broke my BS meter. did you come up with that pathetic excuse yourself or is this the new company line.

    sry, but it's not about secutity blah blah.
    it's about money. plain and simple a revenue generating restriction to monetarize on user data.

  • you just broke my BS meter. did you come up with that pathetic excuse yourself or is this the new company line.

    Where had you been in the last, hmm, 5 years? If you have been following Desktop Team blog you would know that this is the reason they have been always giving to not allow custom search engines to be set as the default one and what they say makes sense.

    sry, but it's not about secutity blah blah.
    it's about money. plain and simple a revenue generating restriction to monetarize on user data.

    Opera used to allow any search engine to be set as the default one but due to several reports on default search engines being hijacked by (malicious) third part programs, they stopped allowing it.

    That change started on Opera Presto times.

    Anyway, you are not wrong at all so welcome to reality. :-) "There's no free lunch" you know, right?

  • @leocg:

    guess you're right.

    makes more economic sense to siphon data from hundreds of millions new opera users and sell the info and access as a business model rather than continue to develop a privacy-oriented product for a few die-hard individualists.

    it's called surveillance capitalism, and everybody becomes both a target and a product.

    no need for all those spurious excuses and pathetic distractions for the current situation with all the opera browsers and the general direction of development.

    still sucks to see opera going down the drain, though. but looking back the last 20 ys or so it never really was a big financial success, so it's maybe time to change course and priorities in order to survive and thrive.

    even if that means that oldtimers like myself are left behind.

  • addendum @leocg:

    since i started to enter this forum by using google search for forums.opera.com the page ranking of the forum has improved dramatically, as google in opera mini now throws up our forum url sooner and sooner in search suggestions while typing in the search <grin>

    goo

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