Using Scroogle as Your Default Search on Opera 11

A sim­ple step you can take to pro­tect your pri­va­cy is to use scrap­ers like the Scroogle, the Google Scraper.  With this search tool, you are able to search the Google data­base with­out divulging your search pat­terns to them; pro­tect­ing your pri­va­cy, so your per­son­al infor­ma­tion is not sold to Google’s customers.

By default Scroogle is not avail­able in the list of search engines on Opera or most browsers for that mat­ter; so you must take one sim­ple step to add and enable it under your Opera pref­er­ences.  After you’ve enabled Scroogle, if you’ve select­ed it as your default search, you can sim­ply type the search term in the address box.

As you can see, I typed friendi­ka into the address bar and Opera offers to search for Friendi­ka via Scroogle.  Of course, you can also type the term in the win­dow on the right-hand side of the address bar.

This is just one sim­ple thing you can do to sig­nif­i­cant­ly improve your privacy.