I don't see any magnifying glass, that's what I was looking for. Maybe it's the browser I'm using now but I went clicking around and found the 'search' icon looks almost like the 4 flag symbol for windows? No idea what you really call that. I haven't run windows in 20 years
But then I couldn't sort the results and if you're looking for the most recent posts about your topic, you just have to scroll through the 117 messages that were the 'results' of the search like I did.
I did finally find out that opera has removed some settings that were important to me and has no way to get around it so I'm looking for a different browser to use. I had been using opera since I bought it back in the 90s.