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Opera Search Bar always defaults to Google

  • Every time I set the default search engine to not-Google, and even deleting Google as a search engine, upon restart of Opera, Google is restored as the default search engine. Google is persistent and cannot be deleted.
    Deleting any other search engine is fine; it will not be restored.
    This behaviour seems to have started with Opera 12.15, build 1748.

    Is Google hard-wired into Opera now, with no other default possible?

  • Thanks. For some reason when I did a search earlier it didn't show up ... it's irritating, back to 12.14 for a while.

  • No problem to change to different search engines here. After editing new search engine and set as default I can change it to what ever I wan't.

    Opera 12.15
    win32 platform
    System: Win 7 64-bit

  • Originally posted by jarmush:

    No problem to change to different search engines here.

    With mine and others, the reversion to Google happens after a restart of Opera. Until then, the change holds. Or maybe you're just lucky - we probably have the same setup, though you show platform as both Win 32 and Win 7 64 bit. I assume you mean Opera is 32 bit (x86).

  • Has this been reported as a bug yet?

    It reverts back after restarting browser.

    Version 12.15 Build 1748 Platform Win32 System Windows 7
    Browser identification:
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.15

  • Originally posted by robertbj:

    it's irritating, back to 12.14 for a while.

    Yes, me too.

    Originally posted by soundbit:

    Has this been reported as a bug yet?

    I hope so. I think this is an important problem.

  • bug..) if so, then the whole chrome abomination called opera 15+ is nothing but huge bug in one piece. a bug called Google.
    this opera 12 behaviour was just an early symptom.

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