Options and customizations for search bar
There are two adjustments I would like to make to the search bar:
Current behavior: When the search bar field is empty, it displays a grayed-out indication of the currently active search engine, for example: "Search Wikipedia" (where "Wikipedia" is the contents of the description field in the edit dialog for that search engine). When the field has a term in it, however, the indicator is not present.
Desired option: I would like to see the grayed-out text all the time, at least in an abbreviated form, so I know what search engine will be engaged if I enter a new term. One idea might be to have it display the nickname for that engine at the right end of the field.
Current behavior: The search bar seems to maintain its drop-down list in the original order in which the engines were added, except for placing the most recently used engine at the top of the list.
Desired option: I would like to be able to sort the list, either alphabetically or manually.
Does anyone know if these options can be implemented in the current version? If not, do they seem like reasonable feature requests? Thanks in advance for any comments or guidance.
Eric, Vivaldi 1.13 64-bit on Windows 10 64-bit
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The icon of the current search engine in the search bar.
The sort order of search engines is now not changed to bring the most recently used to the top.
Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit • Snapshot 1.14.1042.3 (64-bit)
Vote for this request to change the sort engine order:
Possibility of changing the search engine order.
Currently, it can only be done by manually deleting and adding search engines in Settings, Search.
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@pesala Hi, thanks. I didn't mean my post here to be a feature request. Wanted to check first to see if the functionality were already somehow possible before I made any request. But those @Gregor requests cover what I was looking for, so I'm assuming I should not add any new request.
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EHM last edited by EHM
@pesala Thanks. I upvoted both requests at your suggestion when you alerted me to them. I also replied to one of them with an optional alternate version of his suggestion.