Instant search is one of the bigger achievements by the Google Engineers. You might be wondering how Google brings the search results instantly as you type your keywords in Google.com.
Though the majority of the modern browsers support Google Instant Search, Opera is an exception. If you visit Google Instant Search, you will get the message like below.
Google Instant is not available for your web browser.
Please upgrade to the latest version of a modern browser to use Google Instant.
Google uses browser sniffing to detect the browsers and does not allow Opera users to enjoy the Instant Search. But it does not indicate any fault from the Opera software engineers. Where the instant search was a revolutionary invention by Google for the soul purpose of giving a better search experience to the users, I can’t understand why the opera browser is blocked.
But there is still a way to enable the Google Instant Search in Opera.
1. Open Google.com in Opera browser.
2. Right-click on an empty space of the page and select “Edit Site Preferences” from the context menu.
3. The Site Preferences dialog box opens. Head to the Network tab.
4. Look for the entry Browser identification and select Identify as Firefox from the drop-down menu.
5. Click on OK.
This will force Google to identify your Opera browser as Firefox. And the instant search will be enabled for the Opera browser.
Now again, go to Google instant search and click Try it Now. You are done! Open Google.com and type your keyword. The results should appear instantly while you type!
Make sure to enable Google instant search in Google chrome. Thanks Pallab.