[Tip] Restore Classic Separate Search box in Opera Toolbar

Long time back, when Opera team released version 15 of Opera web browser, they combined the addressbar and search box into a single bar which is also known as Omnibar. Since then all newer versions of Opera come with the combined addressbar and search bar.

Many people are used to the classic and separate search box and they complained to Opera team to bring back the separate search box to Opera web browser.

Now the good news is that the Opera team has added a new option in Opera advanced settings to restore classic search box in Opera toolbar. If you also want to bring back the separate search box to Opera, following steps will help you in adding it back:

1. Launch Opera web browser, click on Opera Menu button and then click on Settings option. Alternatively you can directly launch Settings page by pressing Alt+P keys together.

2. Now click on "Browser" section and scroll down to bottom and enable "Show advanced settings" checkbox.


3. It'll turn a few advanced options on in Settings page. Now look for "Enable search box in the address bar" option.

It'll be present under "User interface" section. Just enable the option.


4. That's it. It'll immediately restore separate classic search box in Opera toolbar.

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  • Does not work. As I tick the "show advanced settings" the only addition I see is "Show full URL in combined search and address bar"

    Linux. Opera 35.0.2066.37

  • VG

    ^^ It might happen due to the OS. The option is present in Windows OS. I cant confirm about Linux.

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