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Opera acting funky...
Changing search phrases into numbers
madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 10:47 pm on Oct 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

What setting or switch did I hit by accident? An example: When I search for...

"microsoft outlook" troubleshooting

It might turn into a search for:

"microsoft outlook" t176

-Not quite the results I had been looking for.

 

nafmo

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Msg#: 248 posted 8:06 pm on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmm, you're not the first one I've seen reporting that. Which version of Opera, on which platform, are you using, and how are you searching (web page, using a shortcut search, search field in URL bar, search field in personal bar, etc)?

I'd recommend you file a bug report [opera.com] about it, stating the exact circumstances where it occur.

madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 10:12 pm on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm using Windows 2K Pro and Opera 6.03. It's like certain strings are being converted and concatenated:0) No clue.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 248 posted 4:37 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'd need to see more than that. I've not run into anything like that. The only thing I could think of is maybe you have an encoding on? Try resetting it to automatic detection (under View -> Encoding)

madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 5:23 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

That's what it's on...it's a real pain.

chris_f

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Msg#: 248 posted 7:01 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is it a laptop? If so, double check the number lock isn't on. It took me ages to wonder why when I pressed 'p' the computer put a '9' in.

Chris.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 248 posted 7:23 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Show me a url that does it.

madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 4:09 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

It happens when I type into Search Results (for example):
Finding + rental + deliver

Will search, but actually search for:

Finding + rental + de164

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 248 posted 4:13 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

What search engine?

madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 5:50 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yahoo! No problem in Google.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 248 posted 5:58 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Type in "google forum" into the yahoo search box, and this is what I got back:

[search.yahoo.com...]

hpche

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Msg#: 248 posted 6:13 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use Opera a fair bit and have never noticed this before (probably because I never use Yahoo), but trying it now I'm getting the same results as madcat. The example search for: "microsoft outlook troubleshooting" is turned into "microsoft outlook trouble16a" and others do a similar thing. No problem with the search for "google forum" though. I'm also using Windows 2000 and Opera 6.03.

madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 6:42 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

So I'm not losing my mind...thank goodnesshh

SmallTime

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Msg#: 248 posted 7:51 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have also seen it, also win2k Opera 6.03

Quinn

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Msg#: 248 posted 7:57 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

WIN2000 , Opera 6.05

Strange.

Finding + Rental + Deliver

turns into

finding + rental + de158

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 248 posted 5:12 am on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ok, I see it too.

It is only Yahoo where it happens?

dcheney

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Msg#: 248 posted 5:23 am on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

It appears to only occur when a plus is inserted between search terms. (Using yahoo home page, win2k, opera 6.05) (fine in other browsers, fine if no pluses)

madcat

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Msg#: 248 posted 4:59 pm on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Plus or not for me. I haven't tried other engines yet.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 248 posted 2:28 am on Oct 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

It even has the Opera techs stumped [groups.google.com] for now.

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