Unable to lookup phone number
deandog last edited by
I noticed this strange behavior recently. If I type a phone number into the URL bar in 999-999-9999 format in Chrome or EDGE, the browser understands that I'm searching for lookup information on the party that owns that phone number. (I sometimes let incoming calls roll over to voicemail and then do a search to see if the caller is someone I actually want to talk to.) If I enter that number in Opera, the number is simply copied to my clipboard and no search results page is launched. That's today's behavior. When I tried to do the same thing about a month ago, Opera thought I was trying to use it as a calculator, and it displayed an amount equal to the first three digits minus the next three digits mins the final four digits. The workaround in Opera seems to be to precede the phone number with text, e.g., Phone 415-555-1212.
Has anyone else noticed this? I think it's a recent occurrence, because I've been doing similar lookups without a problem for at least five years.
By the way, I'm running Opera Version 86.0.4363.59 on Windows 10.
buttcliff last edited by
this new feature, as well as currency conversion and whatever else it does, is infuriating.