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How to change search engine in Opera?

  • Recently i've upgraded Opera to newest Opera Touch , which have a couple new things and one of them - Instant Search.It's very cool but I can't change default search from Yandex to Google ( In my country Yandex blocked on government level). I wrote about this problem to Opera Support and they gave me feedback:

    Thank you for your notification. Instant Search used search from your Speed Dials, not URL-bar. If you want to change search engine in Instant Search please, use short-cuts ( you can set your own or use default:

    g[Space] yourGoogleSearch
    y[Space]yourYahooSearch
    w[Space]yourWikipediaSearch etc.

    I tryed added new search engine using these short-cuts,but it didn't work (

    So..I don't know why I can't resolve this problem - because of language barrier or I just don't get it)) Please help

  • @cer You can't change the search engine used by instant search but, as you noticed, you can use another one's keyword to search on instant search.

  • @leocg
    Why?

  • @dlarmgo As explained before, Instant Search uses the search engine in start page, which also can't be changed.