Location issues

  • I live in Spain but want the English version of websites. I've set all the Location settings in Win 10 Fall Creators to stop MS sending info, but websites are also picking up my IP address I think. How can Opera stop this without using a vpn which slows my internet right down?

    The Opera 48.0 Help page says

    Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Network and uncheck "Enable automatic redirection".

    But there is no such option!

  • No browser can change your IP address..
    Opera, out of all browsers, provides you with VPN that is the ultimate solution (but you know that already) ;-)

    However, some websites use other signals, not just your IP address, to figure out that you should see Spanish version.
    On of such signals is called Preferred Languages and you can actually change it in Opera preferences: look for Browser > Languages section. If you have Spanish there try to drag it lower, so that English is the first on the list or try to remove it altogether and see if that helps. It might work on some websites but will definitely not work on all. Your IP still gives out your true location, unless you're connected to VPN.

  • (moved to "Opera for computers" as this is not Windows-specific question)

  • I understand there are limits to a browser hiding your IP but what about Opera 48 help files not bearing any resemblance to the Settings? This is isn't the only instance judging by answers to similar questions on other forums, all referencing settings that don't exist in this latest version. :(

  • Oh, sure. You're 100% right about that. The Help pages must and will be reorganised and updated - it is on our roadmap already but unfortunately this is not a small not easy task. I will pass the feedback "higher up" of course :)

  • @bwall said in Location issues:

    The Opera 48.0 Help page says

    Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Network and uncheck "Enable automatic redirection".

    But there is no such option!

    Can you please tell me how exactly have you found this help page that says that? I am trying to reproduce but I don't see it if I open Help from within Opera 48.

    Where I do see such suggestion it is on old Help pages for Opera 12 (Presto) - but you have to google that page up...

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