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How to get classic google search on Opera 12--google detecting it as mobile

  • Hi everyone!
    Last year when google started messing with their interface, it detected Opera 12 as a mobile device and started showing that crappy new version.
    So I went into opera:config, expanded the "user prefs" option and added this to the "custom user agent" field:
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

    It worked like a charm and google was back to displaying like it does on a desktop, nice classic easy to use interface.

    Now this year they're at it again, and Opera 12 is once again displaying it as the mobile version. I tried changing the number at "spoof useragent ID" to 2 for firefox, but it's still not displaying the version that firefox gets.

    Please, please I'm hoping somebody has another suggestion! The google mobile version is unusable.

    Thanks!!!

    SN

  • @skewnerd I don't get your "problem". 🤔

  • You could set it to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.108 Safari/537.36 to see if that helps. It might break other sites though if they thing Opera is too modern when they give Opera code for Chrome.

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