Change of search engine

  • This question have probably been answered thousand of times, but I have only found answers for older versions of Opera. I have version 19.0.1326.63 installed. How do I change the search engine in the speed dial window? Its now set to the Russian Yandex, and I would like to use google.

  • Still the same answer — you cannot yet change the default search engine for reasons of security, to prevent malware hijacking your browser.

  • How do I change the search engine in the speed dial window? Its now set to the Russian Yandex, and I would like to use google.
    Hi Jeteagel, maybe this will help you in some way:

    1. Close the Opera, go to the Opera user profile directory (you can find the path to the profile in O-Menu->About Opera->Paths->Profile),

    2. Open the "Local State" file in your favourite text editor, and change the "country" and the "country_from_server" values as follows: "country": "US", "country_from_server": "us",

    3. After that, change also the "timestamp" value (it's important - without this it will not work), for example:
      from this "timestamp": "1385978822600000000" to this "timestamp": "1485978822600000000",

    4. save the changes, close the file, and reopen the Opera.

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