Opera 25. Speed dial search engine in the top bar change. We need to do something about it.

  • Hi.
    I'm Opera user since 1998. Been upgrading with it to all of the new releases. Now I have both Windows 7 & Mac operated computers. With Microsoft system I did not have a trouble in changing search engine in the bar at all. We all know how to do it in Notepad. My region of activity is in Russia. My Mac is connected to US AppStore. How come that I got Yandex search engine on speed dial's search bar if I completly don't need it there. Google is much more powerful& less comercial than Yandex is.
    So my request is about changing this service to a proper one. How can I do this, 'cause it makes me think about going to Chrome after 15 years being Opera user. Why you guys (devs) make it so hard to change it in Mac. Make it as customizable button on speed dial page. People need it & you've already been asked before as I see here on forum. The very new Opera 25 version is unveiled and there is nothing of this feature in it too. I've been trying to do it for 45 min. without result. Improve it urgently or teach me how to do it the way I need.

  • More than a year later I could not agree more. Often I have to wade through more than 1.5 pages of "paid advertisers" at the top of Google search page - WHICH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SEARCH REQUEST - and then I get "nonsensical" hits" where for example Google shows a hit for an on-line business, like "see real estate in the northern Quebec province on Amazon, connecting something I'm searching for with an unconnected advertiser of Google's. Google you were a great improvement over Alta Vista but you're starting to look like Alta Vista in my rear view mirror!

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