Allow different search engines for Address Bar and Search Box



  • I have been using Vivaldi since the early Beta, and it does absolutely everything I need it to...
    Except this! I currently have my Search Box set to Wikipedia, so I can look things up there, which I frequently do.
    But this means I can not search Google easily by typing in the address bar, as it is also tied to Wikipedia.
    I would like to set them independently!
    Please allow us as users to select a different search engine for the Search Box, and the Title Bar.
    Thank you kindly.



  • @flowerlandfilms That is already possible! :relaxed:
    Select from the search box menu!
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    What you have to do is leave Google as default by tweaking the settings, and select Wikipedia from the search box menu. As the picture above shows. Sorry for English. :relaxed:
    Picture of the search configuration, address bar.



  • To switch between searchengines in the urlbar you can also use the Nicknames you assigned to them in
    "Settings --> Search --> click the Pencil on the right side of a search engine"

    As you can see in the picture below my default searchengine is google (blue checkmark) so everytime I type in the urlbar a google search is triggered.
    To search for example on youtube without going first to youtube.com and than start to search I only have to type the nickname y first followed by a blank and than the searchterm I want to search on youtube which will guide me directly to the searchresults on youtube.

    So when I type: y funny cat videos
    I get redirected to: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=funny cat videos

    You can assign a nickname for every searchengine you have to make switching way easier.

    0_1487757301202_Searchengines.png



  • @JuniorSilva30 @zaibon Wow! I had no idea! Thanks a lot guys, this will save me so much time!


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