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Opera acting funky...

Changing search phrases into numbers

   
10:47 pm on Oct 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.

8:06 pm on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.

10:12 pm on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm using Windows 2K Pro and Opera 6.03. It's like certain strings are being converted and concatenated:0) No clue.
4:37 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

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That's what it's on...it's a real pain.
7:01 am on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.

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

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Show me a url that does it.
4:09 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

Will search, but actually search for:

Finding + rental + de164

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

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What search engine?
5:50 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo! No problem in Google.
5:58 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

[search.yahoo.com...]

6:13 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

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So I'm not losing my mind...thank goodnesshh
7:51 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have also seen it, also win2k Opera 6.03
7:57 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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WIN2000 , Opera 6.05

Strange.

Finding + Rental + Deliver

turns into

finding + rental + de158

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

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Ok, I see it too.

It is only Yahoo where it happens?

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

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

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Plus or not for me. I haven't tried other engines yet.
2:28 am on Oct 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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