homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.243.13.30
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Website
Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Opera Browser Usage and Support
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Opera Browser Usage and Support Forum

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




msg:1584218
 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




msg:1584219
 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




msg:1584220
 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




msg:1584221
 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




msg:1584222
 5:23 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

chris_f




msg:1584223
 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




msg:1584224
 7:23 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Show me a url that does it.

madcat




msg:1584225
 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




msg:1584226
 4:13 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

What search engine?

madcat




msg:1584227
 5:50 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yahoo! No problem in Google.

Brett_Tabke




msg:1584228
 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




msg:1584229
 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




msg:1584230
 6:42 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

SmallTime




msg:1584231
 7:51 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have also seen it, also win2k Opera 6.03

Quinn




msg:1584232
 7:57 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

WIN2000 , Opera 6.05

Strange.

Finding + Rental + Deliver

turns into

finding + rental + de158

Brett_Tabke




msg:1584233
 5:12 am on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ok, I see it too.

It is only Yahoo where it happens?

dcheney




msg:1584234
 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




msg:1584235
 4:59 pm on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

Brett_Tabke




msg:1584236
 2:28 am on Oct 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Opera Browser Usage and Support
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved