Add Search Engines

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SherifAyad66
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Add Search Engines

Post by SherifAyad66 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:09 pm

Dear Avant Browser,
I would like to ask one small question which is how to add more search engines to search bar.
I am waiting for feedback and reply.
Best Regards,
Sherif Ayad
sherifayad2010@live.com

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Re: Add Search Engines

Post by hornakapopolis » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:28 am

I think in Nederpietos' response, the URL he meant to put was:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s

Otherwise, typing "d keyword" will take you to your default search engine's results page for "https://duckduckgo.comkeyword" (In my case, since Google is my default, it searched Google for "https://duckduckgo.comkeyword")

To add any search engine you want, you need to find out what their search result URL is and add %s where the search term should be.

To me, the easiest way to do this is to go to the search engine you want to add and do a search for one unique word, like SherifAyad66. So, if your search engine is Google and you search SherifAyad66 and hit enter, the URL in your address bar will be http://www.google.com/search?as_q=SherifAyad66 (or possibly https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=SherifAyad66) Replace the SherifAyad66 with %s and that's what you put in the URL.

Using Nederpietos' example, the same search at DuckDuckGo takes you to the page whose URL is https://duckduckgo.com/?q=SherifAyad66. Again, replace the SherifAyad66 with %s and you have the URL you need in Avant.

If you have trouble, post the search engine and someone will surely lend a hand.

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Re: Add Search Engines

Post by drew54 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:42 pm

Thank you, this was very helpful to me. Drew

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