Introduction: Making Custom Searches in Opera

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I love my Opera.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a custom search engine in Opera. It will let you search from the address bar without even using a menu. You simply type the keyletter (this can be any letter), a space, and then your search query, for example if I wanted to search google for "instructables" I would type "g instructables" in the address bar. I am constantly using it, so I couldn't help but share it on Instructables.

For those of you who don't know, Opera is a browser. A browser that I could probably marry. But I won't, because that would be wrong. Really wrong.

Enough crap.

Kudos to whoever the heck makes this nub p4wning browser, and the original turorial on Opera.com.

By the way, I got the idea for an instructable from Operon'sFirefox Version.

The Opera icon is just for the list view.

Step 1: Right Click and Enter Info

All you have to do is go to the page where you search, right click in the search field (where you type) and click "Create Search" from the menu. A window will pop up. Enter the name of the search engine (say, "Google") and enter the keyletter. For my google search engine, I entered "g".

Since this simply macrofies the process of enter a query and pressing enter, you can use this for any text field with an "enter" function type thingy.

Comments

Fleder (author)2007-06-25

Opera is so damn hot, i dreamed of it yesterday and instantly got pregnant!