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Stop opera from sending urls while typing

  • The URL doesn't exist so on my webserver, it's just an example. And I didn't even send the request, I just typed in the URL letter for letter in the address bar. But even if I type an existing URL, Opera sends a GET request for each single letter typed in.

  • What is the behavior in other Chromium based browsers? Any difference if opera://flags/#reborn-3-dropdown and/or opera://flags/#opera-doh are disabled?

  • Looks like autosuggest, if you don't want it then pick a search engine that doesn't offer suggestions.

  • No, I don't think it is autosuggest, otherwise the queries would have been sent to the search engine. This is bad behaviour IMHO and it smells like a bug or a debug setting which has not been switched off during compile time. It also sends the URL's found in the history drop down.

    Richard.

  • @leocg said in Stop opera from sending urls while typing:

    opera://flags/

    Just a quick test: it seems to stop when reborn-3-dropdown is disabled. Opera-doh is disabled by default.

    Richard

  • @leocg

    It definitively is the reborn-3-dropdown setting, when switching it on, the issue occurs.

  • It's a known issue. Bug DNA-82557.

  • Disabling #reborn-3-dropdown does indeed the trick.

    This needs to be fixed. As said above, it's very dangerous. There are lots of sites doing dangerous stuff (deleting stuff, sending e-mails, etc.) through GET parameters.

  • Hello, I have a huge problem.
    Opera requests every single recommendation and what I type in the address bar.
    I just wrote "https://goldenarmy.eu/opera", and this is my server log:

    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /op HTTP/1.1" 301 571 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /op HTTP/1.1" 404 2153 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /ope HTTP/1.1" 301 573 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /ope HTTP/1.1" 404 2153 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /oper HTTP/1.1" 301 575 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /oper HTTP/1.1" 404 2153 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /opera HTTP/1.1" 301 577 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    IP - - [02/Dec/2019:16:35:08 +0100] "GET /opera HTTP/1.1" 404 2153 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48"
    

    This uses way to much traffic, and can cause things that shouldn't be requested with every single letter to break.
    For example, when I write a register link of my site, because I don't have a front-end yet, I would create like 20 accounts while writing the url...

  • Fix is coming. Sit tight.

  • Fixed in Opera 67 so far. See https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/changelog-for-67/#b3523.0.

  • Fixed in Opera 65 too. See https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/changelog-for-65/#b3467.62.

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