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different search engines for instant search

  • Hello fellow forum members,

    I'd like to suggest a change to the instant search feature.

    As the "new" feature has been introduced some time ago now I was really missing one thing which made me not use the feature all that much.

    The missing point has been being able to choose a different search engine apart from google, such as duckduckgo, bing or whatever you may prefer.

    Since the search box in the address bar can be configured for other search engines it would be nice to see the same happen to the instant search feature in a coming update.

    I would definetely use the feature mor often.

    kind regards


  • You can use keywords to search using different search engines.

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  • Any updates on this? Hilarious that I opera is so bound to Google search.

  • Instant Search uses the same search engine of the one at start page, so it can be different depending on where you live.

    Regarding updates, we will see if and when a release with that request/suggestion is released.

  • If Instant Search uses the same search of the one at start page, I would like to be able using keywords on start page too(I mean in Google search box).

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