Faster Google results with Opera
Sunday, August 30, 2009 6:35:58 PM
When you use the "g <space> search for" address bar functionality this request is sent to Google:
Opera offers the possibility to add/create your personal searches. The Opera help file tells how to do it.
To add a search, simply right-click (Ctrl-click on Mac) in the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu. Enter a name for your search, and a keyword, which can be used for searching directly from the address bar. Then click OK.
When you do this @ Google you end up with a different request:
If I replace the former request with the latter I get my results much quicker!
The standard Google search in Opera goes to Google.com whereas my self created one goes to Google.nl. A simple ping test reveals Google.nl is quicker to respond! Google.com: 107 ms, Google.nl: 31 ms.