1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    Opera has now launched its first beta of its Opera Mini web browser for Windows Phone, a few days after it started taking email signups to try out the beta release.

    Full story from the WPCentral blog...
    09-09-2014 10:11 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I'm not sure where to post this as currently there is no a sub forum for Opera Mini yet under apps, so I'm going to post it here for the most coverage (Mods please move this to the relevant section if its not appropriate here):

    How to set Bing as your default search browser and get the bing logo in the current Opera Mini beta as there is currently no way to add search engines under "manage search engines" (I have tried various combinations and only this method worked for me):

    Disclaimer: once a search engine is removed it cannot be re-added and also you cannot remove Google under "manage search engines"

    1) Go to Bing.com
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    2)Tap on the address bar
    wp_ss_20140909_0006.png

    3)Click on manage search engines, you will see this screen
    wp_ss_20140909_0011.png

    4) Delete Wikipedia either via tap & hold or the bin icon
    wp_ss_20140909_0010.png

    5) Edit ebay either via tap & hold or single tap
    wp_ss_20140909_0007.png

    6) Edit the entries & save.
    wp_ss_20140909_0003.png

    7) Press the back key or reload Opera
    wp_ss_20140909_0008.png wp_ss_20140909_0009.png
    wp_ss_20140909_0012.jpgwp_ss_20140909_0013.png

    There you have it, bing is now your default search engine for opera :P.

    Edit: According to Legoboyii (link below), you can add a search engine via a long press on the search bar - this was the first thing I tried and did not work for me also on various re installs (hence why you see the attached screenshots have no particular order :P). However I just re-installed again and confirm his method works, but appear to be suffering from stability issues as I cannot load any websites let alone reload bing.com. Furthermore the search engine now defaults to Google.com upon restarting the app. When i posted the guide I tested it via cold boot & soft reset yet the app loaded with Bing as the default search engine.

    To compound matters another re-install has resulted in the app now crashing on first start up therefore cannot get past the T & C screen to accept. This is truly a unstable build...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ml#post2757650
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 09-09-2014 at 05:48 PM.
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    09-09-2014 10:53 AM
  3. vk1971's Avatar
    Can't find it in the Store from phone. Searching fr "opera" or "opera mini" cannot find it.

    Installed. Couldn't help myself to compare it with UC. Currently UC > Opera mini
    Unlike its desktop sister O mini has bookmarks though, but inability to play youtube videos... c'mon, seriously?
    Last edited by vk1971; 09-09-2014 at 01:42 PM.
    09-09-2014 01:26 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Can't find it in the Store from phone. Searching fr "opera" or "opera mini" cannot find it.

    Check out "Opera Mini browser..." for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...b-9fc817cdab90
    09-09-2014 01:38 PM
  5. vk1971's Avatar
    Check out "Opera Mini browser..." for Windows Phone Opera Mini browser - beta | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Thank you for reply. I was unable to find it from the PHONE, but I've found it from that "bar code" thing link on the WP page.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-09-2014 01:45 PM
  6. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    I'm not sure where to post this as currently there is no a sub forum for Opera Mini yet under apps, so I'm going to post it here for the most coverage (Mods please move this to the relevant section if its not appropriate here):
    There is a discussion thread for Opera Mini Beta, you can post it there as well:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...iscussion.html
    Laura Knotek and TechFreak1 like this.
    09-09-2014 01:51 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thank you for reply. I was unable to find it from the PHONE, but I've found it from that "bar code" thing link on the WP page.

    That was from my phone Store. I wonder why yours didn't have it.
    09-09-2014 01:56 PM
  8. vk1971's Avatar
    That was from my phone Store. I wonder why yours didn't have it.
    Just checked it again. Still no Opera mini in the search results
    09-09-2014 02:01 PM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    There is a discussion thread for Opera Mini Beta, you can post it there as well:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...iscussion.html
    I actually did, I posted a link to my comment as opposed to double posting :p.

    Edit: updated to first post with new findings.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 09-09-2014 at 05:39 PM.
    09-09-2014 05:17 PM

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