Adding Your Favorite Web Site Search Engines with Vivaldi

Wouldn’t it be great if you could quickly search your favourite sites without first having to navigate to their main page? With Vivaldi’s custom search engines you can!

This small yet powerful feature gives you instant access to any site’s internal search box by adding a custom search engine in Vivaldi. Not only does this improve your workflow, but can protect you from a massive time loss. Quick as a Click!

There are two ways to add a custom search engine to Vivaldi

The easy way?

Simply right-click in a search field on any web page and choose ‘Add as search engine’ from the context menu. Then, type in the keyword you want to use and select ‘Add’ to save it.

 

Another route:

You can add engines as well as edit, modify and manage all of your search settings. To do this, add them through preferences in Vivaldi Settings -> Search. Here, you can modify and organize to your own preferences. With a little bit of magic, you can now start searching with your new custom search engine. Use the URLs below to add search engines from a few of our favourite sites.

Here are five custom searches to get you started

IMDB

Do you feel a need to look up the IMDB page for every movie you watch? You are not alone! With this URL you can search on IMDB, which pretty much lists just about every movie and tv-show out there.

http://www.imdb.com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn&q=%s&s=all

Youtube

Get your Youtube binge on with this URL:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%s

StackOverflow

StackOverflow is any developer's best friend. Add this URL so you can quickly figure out why you’re getting that annoying syntax error:

http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%s

OpenStreetMap / Google Maps

This one is neat. Add one of these URLs to get immediate directions to wherever you’re going.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?commit=Go&query=%s

https://www.google.com/maps/search/%s

Dictionary

Did someone just say a complicated word that you don’t know the meaning of? Quickly look it up on a dictionary and pretend you already know it!

http://www.dictionary.com/dic?q=%s&s=t

Over to you! What custom search engines do you think would be interesting to keep just a click away? Let us know in the comments below.

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:32

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Magnus Peter Langeland

Studying IT during day time and writing blog posts for Vivaldi by night.