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A couple of questions from a newbie.

  • Hi all! I am new to Opera Browser. I like the set up and I like the option for a free VPN. But I am a Google hater.

    Is there anyway to change the search engine from Google to Duckduckgo? Or even get rid of the start page button to have just a regular Home button that goes to a specified page? I've looked everywhere I think?

    If not.. why? Why would Opera FORCE me to use the start page with a google search?

  • @zivin said in A couple of questions from a newbie.:

    Is there anyway to change the search engine from Google to Duckduckgo?

    Settings > Browser > Search > Manage Search engines.

    @zivin said in A couple of questions from a newbie.:

    Or even get rid of the start page button to have just a regular Home button that goes to a specified page?

    It's not possible. Maybe using a extension, don't know.

    @zivin said in A couple of questions from a newbie.:

    Why would Opera FORCE me to use the start page with a google search?

    So now Opera is able to control your mind and force you to use the Google search in the start page?
    Anyway, it can be hidden in settings.

  • @zivin i dunno if this will help, but ya do have an option that Opens a specific page or set of pages when opera starts up..

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