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12.15 forces Google as search engine

  • I've gone back to 12.14 for now, as it was starting to get on my nerves keep having to change my default back to Startpage.com and delete the stupid and unwanted google search every time i started Opera. Grrrrr!!!. :irked:

    Oh, and thanks mimi_s_mum, i thought it had already been reported ?.

  • Haha, actually I have reported it also, as DSK-383945.

  • Originally posted by mimi_s_mum:

    DSK-384235:

    Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    Haha, actually I have reported it also, as DSK-383945.

    Originally posted by LinuxMint7:

    i thought it had already been reported ?.

    Oops! :doh: ... I guess duplicates are still better than no report.

    Meanwhile I've set Wikipedia as the default search engine to stop accidental gurgling :p and continue to use keyword search with "s" for startpage. :wait:

  • Originally posted by mimi_s_mum:

    I guess duplicates are still better than no report.

    Yes, there's no problem with it... I haven't said here before that I've done that, definitely more people also reported it.

  • I too have filed a bug report: DSK-384117

  • I did it first! 383945 < 384117 < 384235. I'm winning!
    Let's see if someone beats me. haha

  • Originally posted by stepanstas:

    In terms of my conclusions, Opera is in love with Google. There is a reason why it defaults to Google. And it continues to override settings in the mobile App which is what I was referring to.

    Except Opera defaults to other engines in other countries, such as Yandex in Russia.

    Google and Yandex are enemies and at war over the Eastern European search market, and yet Opera ships with Yandex as the default search engine over there.

    And yet Opera loves Google?

    Your inane claims are getting more and more silly by the second.

  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    I did it first! 383945 < 384117 < 384235. I'm winning!
    Let's see if someone beats me. haha

    There is no point doing that, one bug report is enough. Duplicates just waste the developers time.
    What should be done is whoever reports the bug first then posts the bug number (minus the @xxxxxxxxx.) in the relevant thread. That way everyone else knows the bug has-been reported and no one else wastes the developers time with unnecessary duplicates.

  • Originally posted by Chirpie:

    Except Opera defaults to other engines in other countries, such as Yandex in Russia.

    Google and Yandex are enemies and at war over the Eastern European search market, and yet Opera ships with Yandex as the default search engine over there.

    And yet Opera loves Google?

    Your inane claims are getting more and more silly by the second.

    Thats because Opera has a deal with Yandex in Russia and Google in the US.

  • Originally posted by stepanstas:

    Originally posted by Chirpie:

    Except Opera defaults to other engines in other countries, such as Yandex in Russia.

    Google and Yandex are enemies and at war over the Eastern European search market, and yet Opera ships with Yandex as the default search engine over there.

    And yet Opera loves Google?

    Your inane claims are getting more and more silly by the second.

    Thats because Opera has a deal with Yandex in Russia and Google in the US.

    Exactly. Which is why comments like "Opera is in love with Google. There is a reason why it defaults to Google." are insanely stupid.

  • Sorry for my interruption. Instead of answering a moderator linked my thread over here and closed it. :down: And I confess to be to annoyed by this Opera-problem to read so much postings in foreign language. So please allow me this question:

    Are there already any solutions or at least workarounds?

  • Originally posted by a-zeller:

    Are there already any solutions or at least workarounds?

    Reverting to 12.14 as mentioned in the OP.

  • Good to see this is a known problem. I already reinstalled opera for this issue but will go back to a previous version now. I find it bloody annoying to have Google as default. (preferring Startpage as my default)

  • I have upgraded from Opera 12.14 to the 12.15, but it doesn't seem to have this issue for me.

  • I discovered that ixquick.com is not overwritten - don't know why.

  • Going back to 12.14 here also. This is sick. If there will be no workaround Im going to firefox.
    By the way. There is an addon:

    https://addons.opera.com/pl/extensions/details/searchbox-toolbar-for-opera/?display=en
    which could possibly get rid of the problem, but:

    1. It is discontinued
    2. Somebody would have to write adding new search engine
    And this could be a solution/workaround.

  • Originally posted by lukaszpp:

    If there will be no workaround Im going to firefox.

    Try search keywords. It's more efficient regardless.

  • Originally posted by Luxor:

    Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    I did it first! 383945 < 384117 < 384235. I'm winning!
    Let's see if someone beats me. haha

    There is no point doing that, one bug report is enough. Duplicates just waste the developers time.

    Hey, if the developers won't waist time, they just should go OPEN bugtracker, like real software does. All Opera to blame.
    That nobody knows which bugreport is filled and which not wastes also time for user who report bugs.
    Many of us preach since years that the bugreport system is broken by design.
    YMMV

  • Originally posted by Schnellinger:

    Hey, if the developers won't waist time, they just should go OPEN bugtracker, like real software does. All Opera to blame.
    That nobody knows which bugreport is filled and which not wastes also time for user who report bugs.
    Many of us preach since years that the bugreport system is broken by design.
    YMMV

    That has nothing to do with a single user reporting the same bug multiple times. Which does waste their own time, causes confusion, and also wastes developers time checking every bug number against every bug reported, just to find out that were all the same damn bug. See the problem ?.

  • If you too are addicted to opera and search engines you can do something like this example for windows, for other os find the "hosts" file there "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file)".
    Put that at the end of "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" :

    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx google.com
    

    Replace "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" by an ip address to your favorite engine, if you don't know how to find and ip address from a server name you can use that online tool : http://www.webdnstools.com/dnstools/dns-lookup first tool on the left "Look up DNS Entries".
    You could also replace "google.com" by anything else that can be put as default like bing or ixquick.
    And put "google.com" or whatever you used as the server name in the url of the default search engine in your opera's settings.

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