Set Search Engines For Different Modes In Vivaldi Browser

In the Vivaldi browser, you can set different search engines for regular searches, private mode searches, and image searches.

Here is how to configure this Vivaldi search:

Open the Vivaldi browser and access settings by typing in the address bar:

 vivaldi://settings

accessing Vivaldi browser settings

Then, click on Search from the left column of settings.

search section in vivaldi

The right-pane for search will have various search settings. There is the Default Search Engine, Private Window Search Engine, and Image Search Engine.

search engine types in vivaldi
You can choose any of the search engines individually for all of those from their drop-down menus.

list of available search engines for default searches

list of available search engines for private window searches

list of available search engines for image searches

For default searches, the results open in the same window. So, you can change it to open in a new tab from the Default Search Engine settings.

changing display and search settings for search engines in Vivaldi

Other options include how the set search engine is displayed. It can be displayed as a text field or a button as needed.

For configuring Private Window Search Engine, you can enable the option of searching in the address field, which by default is off. Also, if there are search extensions installed, you can enable those to control the search. You can also toggle the search field from being visible on the Speed Dial.

For Image Search Engine, you can allow the search suggestions to be shown either in the address field or the search field.

Setting different search engines for regular, private, and image searches can be a useful way of getting different search results and also for privacy.

Happy searching.

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