I know the discussion has been before but I can't find the thread: why is it not possible to define your standard search engine in Opera for desktop? I cherish the possibility to use alternate search engines by prefixing an abbreviation, but I do not want google as my default search engine and find it tiresome to prefix each search with an abbreviation. Firefox for instance allows the user to set his/her own default search engine, why not Opera too? I'm pretty sure many people would welcome the possibility to set ones own default search engine, especially if you want to search without google or another company logging all your moves.
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set your own default search engine Opera for desktopOpera for Windows
[Dup]abandon the distinction between 'default search engines' and 'other search engines'Suggestions and feature requests
Since Opera makes a big case about privacy, allow any search engine to be made the default one. Right now one is forced to choose from a fixed set of search engines that do not encourage privacy. If one wants to use e.g. disconnect.me or startpage.com as the default search engine, one has to use a prefix each time a search with either one of these search engines is executed. Besides the fact that it is very tedious to do so, it is also unclear why Opera has set this restriction on default search engines in the first place.