Search syntax

SearXNG allows you to modify the default categories, engines and search language via the search query.

Prefix !

to set Category/engine

Prefix: :

to set language

Prefix: ?

to add engines and categories to the currently selected categories

Abbrevations of the engines and languages are also accepted. Engine/category modifiers are chainable and inclusive (e.g. with !it !ddg !wp qwer search in IT category and duckduckgo and wikipedia for qwer).

See the /preferences page for the list of engines, categories and languages.

Examples

Search in wikipedia for qwer:

Image search:

Custom language in wikipedia: