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Keywords of default search engines

  • Opera developer 27.0 introduced DuckDuckGo as a new default search engine.

    Not only did this delete my Webster's Dictionary search, it also made it impossible to reassign the "d" keyword back to what I am used to. This is the second time Opera did this to me after replacing "y", which I had been using to search YouTube for years, with Yahoo.

    There are other issues, such as Wikipedia and Google defaulting to their local versions instead of the English ones, ignoring the system locale and Opera language settings.

    That makes for a total of four cases where I have to use different keywords than I would like to:

    • yt instead of y Youtube because of Yahoo,
    • wd instead of d Webster's Dictionary because of DuckDuckGo,
    • we instead of w for, and
    • gc instead of g for

    To keep them somewhat similar to their domains, these all turned out to be two-letter keywords. You can probably imagine that these sites are among my top searches and how often I still end up on the wrong site. It is frustrating.

    Please fix the language issue and make it possible to change the keywords of default search engines.

  • I managed to fix this and return to my old favorite search shortcuts. Just rename "Opera Next/xx.xx.xx/Resources/default_partner_content.json" file into something else. Then you can map any keyword to any search engine.

    When new version of Opera arrives, you will need to rename new default_partner_content.json file, but then your old bindings will appear [no need to create them again].