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Bing taking over search, with no indication that it will

  • Hi everyone,

    Since a week ago i am having an issue with the search function of Opera.
    I just always search for things in the url bar, which also indicates when i type something that it's going to search on Google Search. However when i press enter it's on google for a split second and then redirects to Bing search engine.

    I am aware that there a default search engines with keywords in the setting but i have no clue how to use these.
    The default is on google, and i never ever had any other search engine take over a search before except for Bing.

    Frustratingly i've read over and over that you can't remove Bing from Opera because of some reason (involving money I guess. That's just my assumption because no one ever elaborates on why it can't be removed.)

    So does anyone have a clue as to how i can stop Bing from taking over my searches? If i try to search for this problem on Google (or Bing) all the solutions are Malware based but that's not the case here.

    How do i use those keywords? How can i never ever have to look at that god forsaken copycat search engine?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Here's an example:
    https://gifyu.com/image/BgeZ

  • I should note that this doesn't happen all the time, i'd say like 30% of the searches they convert into a Bing search.
    And apologies for the frustrated tone in the main post, if i could edit it i would.

    Thanks y'all.