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How to change default search engines (localized versions)

  • Hi all.
    My question is related to default search engines. I noticed they are created according to country of location, not language used. Let me show an example:

    I'm a German, but I live in Sweden. On my OS I have both English and German languages set, no Swedish at all. But Opera sets default search engines as (Swedish) and (also Swedish). So using default shortcuts, like w for Wikipedia gives me articles in Swedish, which I don't want.

    Of course I know that I can add my own search engines and I do it that way (I have "x" defined as

    But is it possible to force Opera to switch default search engines to other language versions? Any trick, editing configuration files etc.?

    I just prefer Opera to follow operating system settings, not real location.

  • Try editing Local State file and change the country code at

  • Working like a charm, problem solved. Thank you and have a virtual beer! 🙂