Guess What? Google Search to Work in Opera Soon.

Jun 8, 2009 • 8:23 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Opera logoStarting around mid-May, using Google with the Opera browser was somewhat of a challenge. In short, if you went to, entered a keyword search and hit the return key, Google would not do anything. You had to manually click on the "Google Search" button with your mouse.

A Google Web Search Help thread has dozens of reports from unhappy Google and Opera users. Google confirmed the bug on June 1st, saying:

A fix is on the way!

Pretty soon, hitting the Enter key after typing a query will perform a Google search in the versions of the Opera browser that you've reported.

I wanted to check in with all the relevant people on my team before giving you the official word on this issue. That explains the delay in my response. I understand the frustration at not hearing sooner about such an important issue. Promise to do better next time (lets hope there won't be a next time!).

Currently, it appears the enter key now works on the search results pages, but searching in's home page, still requires the click of a mouse.

I believe the bug came with Google's new Google suggest features which launched on the same day the bugs began being reporting.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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