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Help with replacing google search bar with alternate search

  • Hello Community,
    Even though i have been using Opera since its early days (from the days when Opera was the only one with tab feature), I had quit using opera after they removed Bing and didn't wanna use Google as personally, I'm annoyed with Google and its monopoly.
    Yesterday i was interested in replace Google search bar on the new tab but the option is not available. I know about disabling the search bar and I'm not asking for that solution.
    I'm interested in knowing a way to replace the Google search bar or remove Google as the default search provider for that bar.
    Any help will be appreciated.


  • If you are talking about the one on start page then it's not possible.

    Regarding default search engine, you can change it in settings.

  • You can completely remove the search bar there, but you can not change it.

    To remove it, you have to go to Settings and enable "Power user mode" - click somewhere outside the search field and press the keys

    Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A

    After confirming the dialog, down near the bottom of Settings there will be an option to "Hide the search box in Speed Dial"