Vivaldi Browser Receives the Startpage Search Engine Option

Vivaldi and Startpage have made an agreement, so Vivaldi users can now use this privacy-focused engine as a search option in the browser. It is will be included by default and available everywhere, including the dedicated search box in the UI.

Vivaldi Startpage Engine

The official announcement states:

Startpage is the world’s first private search engine, founded in the Netherlands in 2006. Startpage does not track, log, or share user data.

They don’t store any of your searches, and they don’t profile you. This means not setting cookies and also not storing IP addresses.

Startpage and Vivaldi give you easy, powerful ways to improve online search privacy and security. This collaboration empowers our privacy-aware users to customize their browsing experience while receiving Startpage’s best-in-class search results and unrivaled privacy protection.


Startpage searches deliver completely unbiased results while also protecting users from annoying ad and price trackers that follow them around the web.

Using Startpage in Vivaldi

To access the Startpage search engine, you can

  • Search with Startpage in the Address field by setting it as default in Settings > Search.
  • Search with Startpage using Search Engine Nicknames – no need to set it as default. In the Address field, type “s” (Startpages’s nickname) followed by a space and the search term.
  • Search with Startpage in the Search field to the right of the Address field. Clicking on the magnifying glass icon will reveal a menu of search engine options, including Startpage.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Vivaldi Browser Receives the Startpage Search Engine Option”

  1. I thought Vivaldi already used a private non tracking searching called Go Duck Duck. Why the switch?

    Thanks Sergey for the update. :)

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