Search syntax

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

Prefix ! to set category and engine names.

Prefix: : to set the language.

Abbrevations of the engines and languages are also accepted. Engine/category modifiers are chainable and inclusive. E.g. with !map !ddg !wp paris search in map category and duckduckgo and wikipedia for paris.

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


Search in wikipedia for paris:

Search in category map for paris:

Image search:

Custom language in wikipedia: