Qwant search engine on Vivaldi



  • Hello,

    I would really like to add Qwant as the default search engine in Vivaldi, but I can't find a way to do it properly.

    I noticed a similar (but old) thread, whith this procedure :

    *"Works for me with Debian 8x64 and Vivaldi 1.0.435.42 x64

    1. Open https://www.qwant.com/
    2. Select the search field (with the spyglass) on webpage
    3. Select in context menu "Add as search engine"
    4. Enter qw as shortcut (nick) for the searchengine
    5. Select [x] Set as Standard
    6. Hit Add button

    Now you should have Qwant as default search engine.
    Open vivaldi://settings/search
    You see that the engine is set."*

    But, when I Right Click on the search field (with the spyglass), I don't see anything in the context menu allowing me to add a search engine...

    So, is it a bug in newest versions of Vivaldi ? Can someone help me or try it ?

    Thank you.

    Vivaldi 1.6.689.46 (Stable channel) (64 bits)
    Ubuntu 16.04 (KDE Neon) 64bit


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @mathojojo
    Add this on search settings;
    https://www.qwant.com/?q=%s&t=all
    Tested & work.

    Tip if you encounter search engine that act like Qwant (no add search engine offering):

    • Try to search something in their search box, for example TEST
    • After the search engine return something, look into the address bar. Replace any TEST with %s

    Note:

    • That tip work if the search engine use GET method. Search engine like Starpage or Duckduckgo use POST method by default, so their hide the address bar result.
    • That tip work for any browsers.
    • Qwant didn't offer me to add search engine to Vivaldi as you mentioned.

  • Vivaldi Translator

    Off topic.
    That's an interesting new (for me) Search Engine.
    I learn something. :grin:



  • @dLeon

    Mmmm, you should have explained the next steps too :) When I followed your steps, I then tried again to right click on the search engine to find a "Add search engine" item in context menu (I thought your steps would enable something in this context menu ;) ).

    • Try to search something in their search box, for example TEST
    • After the search engine return something, look into the address bar. Replace any TEST with %s
      AND THEN
    • Copy the full modified address
    • Go to "Vivaldi Icon" -> Tools -> Settings
    • Select the search Tab
    • Push "Add a new search engine"
    • Paste the modified address in URL field
    • Choose a name (Qwant) and a surname (q)
    • Press "OK"

    Now we are done :)

    Thank you for your help anyway :) And nice that you discovered this Search Engine, which provide a perfect spyless interface, not collecting any personal data.

    mathojojo



  • Just a note here, not a solution.

    The "Add as search engine" function requires three things from the webpage:

    • The form must have an action.
    • The input element must be text type, or text like sub-type, like search, even number works, but for example date or color doesn't.
    • The input element must have a non-empty name.

    On Qwant unfortunately the devs didn't add a name attribute to the search field.

    Edit: I think this works the same in chrome itself.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @mathojojo
    You're right. Glad you're more creative and realize what more to be done. :laughing:



  • Wow I never heard of that search engine before, but now I am enjoying it a lot



  • Just FYI, in case anyone is interested :

    If you don't want the search results to open in a new tab, you can add &b=0 at the end of the URL, e.g. :

    https://www.qwant.com/?q=%s&t=all&b=0

    You an also set the t parameter as you wish, it corresponds to category icons on the Qwant sidebar (you could even use different search engines in Vivaldi, if you want to directly access them) :

    • all : all results
    • web : web
    • news : news sites
    • social: social media sites
    • images: picture/images
    • videos : videos
    • shopping : shopping

    For example, I set my own Qwant search to Web results, without opening links in new tab :
    https://www.qwant.com/?q=%s&t=web&b=0

    (I tried to add the suggestion URI https://api.qwant.com/api/suggest?q=%s&lang=fr_fr (you could replace fr_fr by your own language code) to Vivaldi, but it didn't work, suggestions did not appear.)


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