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Opera 55 Google search as default and remove any flavours of yandex

  • Hello.

    I would like to know how can I add Google search engine as a default search engine (not as additional one mapped to some letter like 'g', it was possible in previous versions).
    I was really surprised when I did not find it among default search engines after installation.
    Instead there is that yandex junk which is banned in my country and which i would really like to remove from my system and my browser as a permanent source of rubbish like it is itself.

    This relates to both address box and the quick start page and the popup from the side bar.

    I believe not including Google to a web browser and forcing people to use some particular search engine is unacceptable.
    I've been using Opera for over 12 years as for now and this situation seems to prevent me from continuing.

    Thank you.

    Version: 55.0.2994.56 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 7 64-bit

  • You aren't forced to use the default search engine - a lot of people in this country don't want to use Google.

    Anyway, if you check the FAQ thread you'll see a tip on changing your listed location to make Google the default search engine.