Clean Error Pages

  • Google Search Box

    Please give us an ability (eg: via opera://flags) to remove this big Google Search box from error pages.

  • I'm using Google, but I can definitely imagine that it must be annoying and strange to have a Google search box there when you normally use another search engine.

  • …and when Opera is specifically set to a different default search engine.

  • Please give us an ability (eg: via opera://flags) to remove this big Google Search box from error pages.

    If no one is willing to pay a single cent for Opera, Opera needs sponsors (don't kick me, I'm already running far away).

  • I'm using Google, but I can definitely imagine that it must be annoying and strange to have a Google search box there when you normally use another search engine.

    Unfortunately, there is not much choice. There is Bing, but it's either too much like Google (ex. returns Wikipedia as first responses for near to any request) or is even worse. There was Blekko, but it seems gone now. There is Exalead (French), but it's more toward intranet than internet search, and it gives poor results with internet search.

    1. Why?

    If no one is willing to pay a single cent for Opera, Opera needs sponsors (don't kick me, I'm already running far away).

    Good point!🆙

    1. Wikipedia is good. :yes:
  • …and when Opera is specifically set to a different default search engine.

    They are unrelated stuff.

  • @hibou57: You forgot Yahoo, and especially DuckDuckGo, which is a search engine that becomes more and more popular.

  • @hibou57: You forgot Yahoo, and especially DuckDuckGo, which is a search engine that becomes more and more popular.

    Yahoo! was bought by Bing (Yahoo! and Bing is the same [1]) and DuckDuckGo is just Google+Yandex (Russian, blocked on some website, due to spam from Russia, even if Yandex is not responsible for this).

    [1]: however, may not last for ever: http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-or-bing-could-now-divorce-before-10-year-search-deal-expires-219428 .

  • DuckDuckGo is just Google+Yandex

    Google tracks you, DuckDuckGo doesn't. Hardly the same!

  • Clean up all browsing history and cookies: click Menu>History>and click the Clear browsing data button

  • DuckDuckGo is just Google+Yandex
    

    Google tracks you, DuckDuckGo doesn't. Hardly the same!

    Track? Please, tell me what happened to you, what it did to you… I hope it wasn't too bad.

    I knew Google made statistics for search suggestions, try to match your searched terms with ads keywords, but tracking you… I've never suspected it. You must be very important for Google to care about tracking you among thousands of millions of internet users, or very unlucky.

    Seriously, Google's a bad search engine (unfortunately the best in the mean time, and that tells about the others), that's already enough. And as DuckDuckGo relies on Google, it's as bad as Google, as a search engine (Yandex is not really relevant… never received a single visit from this one in years).

  • @hibou57

    You could not be more wrong.

    Google goes specific after each unique user and shell information about you to third party.
    So if you or your girlfriend get pregnant Google will know even before your do.

    Google knows everything about you and they shell this information to third parties.
    A friend of mine helped his mother subscribe to a ladies magazine.
    The only thing he did was search Google for information and went to the web site.
    A couple of days later ways email ticking in with advertisement about danish ladies magazine.

    The content in Google is not a best match for your search but best match for Google to make money.

    So, yes, Google knows exactly who you are and how to make money out of you.

    We need to have Google removed from the browser and replaced it with a service that doesn't track you.

    I'm ready to pay for this kind of services removed.
    I'm also the kind of person who have stopped using Facebook because there licenses policy is a scandal.

    So remove Google service from Opera or I will find another browser!

  • We need to have Google removed from the browser and replaced it with a service that doesn't track you.

    I agree with all your posting, but can you seriously image any service nowadays not to track you? So called 'free' services have to sustain themselves somehow - tracking users is essential to increasing their ad revenue. Paid services (are there any left?) unfortunately can't gather enough weight and customers to pay even for operational costs, thereby these services track their users either. Maybe some services sell only aggregated data or correlations and not personal data, but we never can't know for sure.

    Have you heard some ISPs selling users browsing data to third parties? I have - and how do you expect to avoid tracking at ISP level?

    What means that probabaly we have to accept that we are tracked all the time. Of course amount of information and amount of trackers can be reduced (and we need to fight for our privacy), but completely anonymous and untracked browsing is almost impossible today.

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