More default search engines/Custom default search engines and fallback search engines
ever1337 last edited by
Hello, it annoys me that only a few default search engines exist and i would really appreciate it if the Opera team adds more search engines or adds support for custom search engines.
Default search engines
Fallback search engines
If Ecosia gives back a message with 5 starting, like 504 then Opera should automatically use another search engine like Qwant.
zalex108 last edited by
Since the company's choosen defaults are giving them some kind of revenue, I don't think they will allow to select your own.
Despite others do.
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middlec000 last edited by
I'd just like to add my support to ever1337's feature request - specifically custom search engines (I'm going for Ecosia but all should be allowed).
Maybe if enough users voice their support this feature will be added.
agentsmurf last edited by
I rly like this Browser, but with no Support for custom search engines i de-install it.
CG-Locks last edited by
probably wouldn't use it my self but i think for other users it should be a feature
cvillab last edited by
let's assume you are geek and you have your own search engine (whoogle, searX) on premise, and you want to have the possibility of searching in internet freely (not relying in the poor results from Duck, YAnswers, bings & bongs, etc...) but configuring your own search engines, it should be allowed. If it's a matter of money, I do not think we are so many the ones that uses "personalised" search engines so.. why not making happy to the users which are really looking forward to use it.
You can always add a new search engine and then start your search by adding the letter you used as keyword (me wh for whoogle or X for searX) but it's not done automatically by the app.
silverbolt777 last edited by
I am uninstalling opera GX for this very reason. Sucks, it's been a good browser otherwise.
alokdebnath last edited by
I just hope that opera listens to this request and make it possible to change the default search engine to any custom search engine as the user wishes. such a basic thing yet its still missing
kak2321 last edited by
are we ever gonna get this basic feature that's on most web browsers?
223mc last edited by
there appears to be no way to delete search engines or add new ones. One of the search engines is amazon... really?
there are so many other better search engines out there it would be great to be able to use them and replace things like ddg, google and "amazon" what's up with that? Who uses amazon as a search engine?
morganhendricks last edited by
At least have have their be Ecosia on default search engines.
sora4popla last edited by sora4popla
I was about to make another post on this topic. We need either the ability to add actual custom search engines or at least opera should add more engines.
The very minimum is the big EU-based ones (Qwant, Ecosia, Searx, Startpage, ...); but basically this list is all good, wikipedia and amazon aren't even actual search engines. I can't believe our only alternative to google and microsoft is duck-notsoprivate-duckgo...
Edit: Forgot to add we actually have already ecosia, qwant, and startpage (well and ebay for some weird reason) on android Opera, so "giving revenue" is probably not a thing or they already have a deal with them. Just why.
shur3d last edited by
as the guys mentioned before and other already closed topics suggested before:
- Why is it not possible to use a custom search engine as default
- Its already possible to add them and create shortcuts
- The Button "Use as default" is already there but always inactive
- I dont understand why this has been around for !years!
Today i really wanted to switch to Opera but these basic things prevent me from making it useful for me on a daily basis
claymorwan last edited by
It's pretty weird knowing that opera gx for mobile has Qwant, while the pc version doesn't
Here rigth at the end, it says "Default search engine" and Qwant selected