Opera 12: Disable Search Suggestions

By | October 13, 2011 | 14 Comments


Opera 12: Disable Search Suggestions

With the release of Opera 12, users can now enjoy search suggestions. However, if you are one of those people (myself included) who are not particularly happy about this change, here is a simple solution to disable already mentioned functionality:

- Type opera:config#UserPrefs|ShowSearchesInAddressfieldAutocompletion in the address bar.
- Uncheck the “Show Searches In Addressfield Autocompletion” checkbox.
- Reward yourself with a cookie, job well done.

Update: you can also disable search suggestions by going to:
- Menu (Alt) > Settings > Preferences (Alt+P) > “Search” tab
- Uncheck “Search suggestions enabled” box.

[Thanks, Shane Bundy]


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://twitter.com/tomassplatch tomassplatch

    i prefered the old system, suggestions only after typing “g “…

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      Yep, it’s annoying when you are typing some phrase from the bookmark into the address bar and it shows the search suggestions. Especially, when bookmarks aren’t even in top of the bar, but bottom.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, I also hate how they unilaterally removed the favicon on address bar, any way to get it back? 

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      That’s true!

      Users always recognize picture first and not text, that’s why MS use icons only for Windows 7 superbar.

      Unfortunately, no such setting yet :/

      • Anonymous

        Well damn, It’s like the opera devs don’t use their own browser. :(

    • Roy

      Because the favicon moved to the tab, it’s there we need to look and not on the address bar anymore.

      I’m getting used to it, and in some way, it’s more straightforward: image and title next to each other.

      • Anonymous

        Um, no, I think we’re talking about different thing here.

  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    Search suggestions can also be turned off by going into the prefs, on the search tab and turning it off there. :)

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      Ha! That sounds too simple

      • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

         Like ‘Chrome-simple?’ Oh no, not at all.
        It’s just a cut above Chrome but yeah it’s “simple” to us. ;)

        • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

          Well, I prefer complicated solutions so demonstrate how smart I am :D

  • Anon

    I need that. I think it’s awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    I forgot to mention that with search suggestions off it still suggests queries when you enter the alias, e.g. when I type g (for Google) and then enter something it starts suggest other things.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t need search tools to hold my hand and tell me what they think I’m looking for. I’ll find it myself, thanks.