vivaldi search engine???????
i have vivaldi as my browser. can i make vivaldi my search engine? I would like to get away from google. i click on changing the search engine to vivaldi and it reads search vivaldi, but it does not seem to work....also i am technologically challenged.....bolded text
when i use the search vivaldi this is usually what i get
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There is no "Vivaldi search engine". But in Vivaldi you can choose from several non-Google engines like DuckDuckGo, Bing, Yahoo, Neeva and several others.
The best you can do to learn is to watch some tutorials and read the documentation:
@Smeeding2535 Thank you!!!!!
Dancer18 last edited by Dancer18
@Pathduck said in vivaldi search engine???????:
There is no "Vivaldi search engine".
There isn't until you create one. Vivaldi, more than any other browser, is capable of creating and running an infinite number of search engines in parallel.
For example, I have a "Vivaldi search engine" for this forum, even one for my own posts.
In total I have nearly 30 search engines. I.e. Youtube, maps, Metager, Quant, Eurobuch ISBN, and a lot more.
You can type in any item and search it with all engines that you find helpful, without re-typing it.
In many cases you can find the option "Add as search engine" by right clicking in a search field. Often this works immediately, sometimes the corresponding URL has to be adjusted.
That's just by the way.
@Dancer18 said in vivaldi search engine???????:
And how much time and resources to you imagine it would take to do that? Write a search ENGINE (some millions of lines of code) and create a web crawler (some millions more lines of code) to feed it. Buy and set up some dozens, or hundreds, or thousands, of servers to store the content from this engine. (Google runs over two million servers). Probably not really practical if you think it through.
@Dancer18 And just so you know, the Google search database contains about fifteen to twenty million terabytes of data collected over the span of literally years and stored on servers so that you can get a quick search response.
A search engine does not scan the web and return a result to you in less than a second.
No. Over weeks, years, decades, a search engine accumulates data from web crawlers that collect up data from one page at a time on the internet (there are over two trillion sites on the internet, each with multiple pages) and return that data to the engine, which stores it on servers, and then when you make a search request, the data on the servers, not data on the web, is what is fed to you.
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@Ayespy I didn't express myself very precisely. It should also be clear from the context what I meant by "create".
Again, in plain language, the Vivaldi forum has an integrated search function. When I right click in the search box, the option "Add as search engine" appears.
So I meant nothing more than the possibility to add very many existing smaller or larger search tools. In no way was I thinking of creating a new search engine a là Google. Rather, to add a meta search engine like "Metager" as well.
@Dancer18 Yeah The Vivaldi forum has a search function. It's provided by NodeBB, the forum software vendors, and it kind of really, really sucks - which helps illustrate how fraught it might be to build a search engine.
I suppose it's possible Vivaldi might want to, at some point, cobble together a meta-search. Interesting idea.
Thank you for all of your help! Impressed and grateful......b³
Ahhh. so the forum search functiondoes really, really suck! I thought it was another 'just me' thing. Thanks Ayespy
Hadden89 last edited by Hadden89
@Smeeding2535 just go to settings > search and pick a new search engine then set as default/private
It will be then used from the urlfield and the searchbox