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Search Engine Default

  • @blackbird71: In mentioned 12.x versions it's allowed to alter default search engine standard way via Manage Search Engines \ Add \ Set Use as default search engine. I mean standard user's way. So maybe only in specific builds of 12.x is was restricted. I only checked final builds of files from http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/.

    Also I was used to backup "search.ini" file in many OS re-installs without problems. But sure there can be some problems related to new upgrades now.

    And about secure way by user, as I mentioned in other thread, I don't see difference from managing password. When it can work (and I hope work safe), the same way data can be encrypted and saved to SQLite file, just like password_value is in Login Data file.

  • To be accurate, I tested x86 releases of Opera Presto. Basically there's no problem at all to change default search engine. It's located in one ini file "search.ini": 12.14 b1738, 12.15 b1748, 12.16 b1860, 12.17 b1863. All no problem at all. Blink Opera only changed location and format to json. Simply means Presto is "secure" but Blink has problems.

    Add startpage.com as search engine in Opera 12.15 and up, set it as default, exit and reopen the browser. It won't keep your setting.

    search.ini could be easily edited by third-parties up to 12.14, in 12.15+ only the engines included in the built-in lists for Opera's various partner locations could be set as default.

  • Oh, I see now. Just a little bit crazy. I'm sure how users should be crazy about it. At least they could disable check box, to don't deceive users. As it looks there are again hashes in file "files.sig", suggesting some 2048 bit function. So also encrypted by Opera.
    Still no making sense to me use this madness. Should store it the same way as passwords. Period.

  • This thread should be closed. It is no use anymore and it is duplicated

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