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8/29/14
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DJSigma

Google hompage reverted to old version in Opera

A few minutes ago, Google's homepage reverted to the old version for me. I'm using Opera 12.17. If I search for something, the results are shown with the current Google look, but the homepage itself is the old look with the black bar across the top. It seems to affect only the Google homepage and image search. If I click on "News", for instance, it's fine.
 
I've tried clearing cookies and deleting the browser cache/persistent storage. I've tried disabling all extensions. I've tried masking the browser as IE and Firefox. It doesn't matter whether I'm signed in or signed out. Nothing works. Please fix this!
 
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8/29/14
Original Poster
DJSigma
This is actually broken worse than I thought.
 
If I go to the Google homepage, I get served the old version of the site. If I search for something, the results show up in the current look. However, if I then try and type something into the search box again, Google search doesn't work at all. I have to go back to the homepage every time to do a new search.
 
Please fix this ASAP!
bluequoll (Google Search)
8/29/14
bluequoll (Google Search)
I'm seeing the old UI in Opera 12, but all seems OK in Opera 23.

What OS are you using?
8/29/14
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DJSigma
I'm using Opera 12.17 on Windows 8.1.
 
Since I made the posts above, the Google homepage seems to randomly switch between the old look and the current one, but search is intermittently broken.
 
When I do get to see the current homepage, instant search does not work and sometimes if I type in search terms and hit enter, nothing happens and below the search box is just plain white.
 
When I get to see the old version of the homepage, search works, but then the results are displayed in the new look and further searches do not work.
 
Google was working perfectly in Opera 12.17 up until about an hour or so ago.
 
bluequoll (Google Search)
8/29/14
bluequoll (Google Search)
There are two possible issues here:

Google Search may support only the current stable version and latest prior stable version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. This is certainly true and specifically stated for Gmail and Google Apps for business, although I can't find any stated policy for Google Search.

Also:

Opera highly recommends all users to update to the latest release.

See http://www.opera.com/docs/history/

8/29/14
Original Poster
DJSigma
Thanks, but the new version of Opera is absolutely awful and I'm not switching browsers. I've tried a bunch of other browsers including Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, Slimbrowser etc. and none of them suit my needs.

Google worked fine with Opera 12.17 up until an hour ago and it's only because of stupid browser sniffing that it's not working fine now. 
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Calc Calc
1/11/15
Calc Calc
Exactly what makes Opera with Presto better than any other browser out there... The customisability and the level of control the user can have on the interface are incomparable.
 
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