Remember last used Search Engine in Search Field

  • Current behaviour is to always reset default search engine in both address bar and search field, even when opening a new window.
    Search field should remember last used Search Engine.

  • I don't understand this request. My default search engine is Duckduckgo. If I select Wikipedia from the search drop down menu then it never goes back to DDG. I requested that this be "fixed". I'm on 1.15 (beta releases).

  • Latest is 1.16.1195.3 (Official Build) (32-bit)
    New behaviour maybe, but if it's intended, me an some others prefer to have it back, configurable in search settings, and preferably remember last used search engine for both normal and private windows.
    As of now the search field always resets to the default search engines (for example Google for normal windows, DDG for private windows) at restart and creation of new windows.

  • If the last used search engine in the Search field can be remembered even after a restart of Vivaldi, then we can always have two different engines serving at the same time. That means we can always have more than one choice without doing anything after a restart. Aren't two choices always better than one?

    Back in Vivaldi 1.5, I set the default search engine to Google. But if I once use the online Webster dictionary for the Search field, it remains there from then on. It's extremely useful for an English learner like me.

  • I could swear Vivaldi used to remember last selected search engine for the search field prior to version 2.0.

    Anyway, every time I open Vivaldi, it resets the Search Field engine back to the default one (google for me), instead of either:

    1. Having an option to explicitly define the default Search Field search engine, separately from the default Address Bar search engine, or
    2. Having Vivaldi remember the last selected Search Field search engine, so I don't have to manually set it every time I open the browser

    What is the point of having 2 same search engines next to each other every time you open the browser?

  • Moderator

    @gtcrais I moved your thread to Feature Requests.

    I suggest reporting it as a bug. In my opinion it would be more useful to have the last-used search engine always remembered (your option 2) rather than having another setting to set the default engine for the search field (your option 1). On restarting the browser, I think users will more often want to resume work on what they were doing last time, e.g. searching Amazon, rather than what they do most often, e.g. searching YouTube (YMMV) .

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  • @Pesala thanks, I agree with you. I reported it as a bug.

  • @pesala why not expanding the list of search options when we start typing? that way we can just click the search engine we want to use, instead of expanding the list manually, if it expanded automatically when we start typing, then could also have the option of having a fixed default engine, instead of the ever changing one

  • Moderator

    Threads merged and moved to Address Bar category.

    Improvement should also be applied to the search field on the Start Page that is available in the latest Snapshot.

    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit build 17134.320 • Snapshot 2.2.1369.6 (64-bit)

  • Added in Snapshot 2.3.1420.4

    [Settings] Add option to keep last selected search engine (VB-45455)

  • @iAN-CooG It's still not done. It's in progress.


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