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Instant Search using blocked search engine in UA

  • Hello.

    The thing is that opera (reborn is my case) does not allow fully custom configuration over search engines used in the instant search. This is really nice feature.(I love it. And, by the way, I love most features you add.)

    But the fact it uses Yandex, which is blocked in my country (!!) and no possibility to configure preferred search engine seems like you're forcing your users to use what they don't want to. This looks like just disrespect to your users.

    No configuration files changes solves this, to my mind, issue.

    P.S.: Please, remove, damn it, Yandex from UA opera. We don't like it. WE HATE IT!!

  • @lifedeveloper can you try installing a VPN then download Opera from "another country" to see if it uses Google ?

  • I was looking for this problem solution on this forum, but can't find any. Btw actually they just need to add setting to change search system for instant search, don't need 2 delete it. I really like this feature too, hope they will fix it soon. Anyway yandex work well if u use any vpn or extension to pass provider block.

  • @briton , nice idea. What I've done:

    1. Enabled opera's VPN and changed it to the USA. (ensured that sites see me as USA user).
    2. Uninstalled opera from my computer without deleting my data (history, settings, etc.)
    3. Installed downloaded version.

    That doesn't work.

    One thing that is interesting is that if I use instant search immediately after browser start, it does not use Yandex. In this case, no search engine icon is displayed and Google's engine is used. But, after a few seconds or minutes, Opera decides that Yandex is the thing.

    P.S.: Of course I can access Yandex and any blocked in my country site. But I just hate it as the search engine at all. It gives non-relevant result and misses a lot of features Google does not. And, what is more important, the problem is not search results themselves or features, the problem is that opera is forcing me to use what my religion does not allow to!

    UPD: I've also tried same thing for bunch of other free vpn's. Same result. And I don't actually want to delete my browsing data.

  • @lifedeveloper That is quite unfortunate but with many queries similar to yours I believe the developers will take a look at this issue and may roll out another version soonest possible.