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Google Desktop Search and Opera
Oct. 20, 2004, 11:31 PM
Post: #1
Has anyone using Opera installed the Google Desktop Search? I notice a couple
of problems in Opera after I installed it, haven't had the time to look into them
in detail yet.

The first problem is with proxo enabled, when I try to visit I
get a "Dowload File" popup for a file called "default" of type "application/octet-stream". If I save this to a file, it turns out to have zero bytes. If I disable
proxo, I get no popup.

The second problem is that if I have proxo disabled and I visit
and click the "Google Search" button, I get a "Connection Closed by Remote Server" pop-up.

Neither problem shows up in IE or Firefox.

BTW, I notice that when I visit the page, the string "Google-TR-1"
is added into the user-agent header.
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Oct. 21, 2004, 06:08 PM
Post: #2
In PHP you use "application/octet-stream" in the headers to download a file. Like if you wanted the URL to be, then the header would point to that file, read it into a binary string and pop the message up for you to download it. I don't know why it would be doing that, but I just thought I'd tell you what that octet-stream means.

How 'bout you sideburns, you want some of this milk?
This fading text is pretty cool, eh? I bet you wish you had some.
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Oct. 21, 2004, 11:43 PM
Post: #3
thanks, i'm familiar with octet-stream, but how it gets a zero length file is beyond me. Anyways, I uninstalled the thing, they've obviously only thought of integrating it with IE.

It would be interesting to figure out what they are doing. They've got a process listening at a port, and they "intercept" http requests to and split off a parallel local search of your disk. Then when the web site search result comes back, they modify the HTTP result to include local files.
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