Migrate search engines from another browser

I switched from Google Chrome to Brave on Mac a few days ago, and the only thing that’s missing is my custom search engines that I had on Google Chrome. I have moved over my bookmarks, but I do not see a way to move my custom search engines.

Is this something that Brave could work on, or is this a blocker from Google Chrome’s end?

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Click on the 3 bars in the upper right corner (menu) -> Settings
Scroll down a bit to “search engine”

There you can add your own, manage known ones etc…

Do you use Brave in version 0.63.48?

Edit:
Are you about migrating or managing search engines?
You should have 100 search engines if you don’t want to enter them manually…

I am aware of a way to add custom search engines. But, the primary issue is around importing al search engines from Google Chrome to Brave.

Giving it a closer look, I do see some search engines moved over now. But, a few custom ones that I had created are still missing. Wonder if there is a way to re-trigger importing of all search engines. :thinking:

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Yeah, exactly. You can add search engines manually but you can’t import them i.e. from Chrome. Which is a pity - myself, I have about a ~50-100 of them set up.

Do you have a ticket/GH issue for that already? Maybe I could help implementing that feature, maybe could raise a PR :wink:

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@jtom great insight let me scream @mattches,

@arunsathiya,
You’re welcome to create a feature request or Github issue for this but I imagine it will get low priority for a while. Importing search engine’s isn’t exactly at the top of eveyone’s list of “must-haves”.

How custom are these searches? And how many are there?

Actually I want to request this feature too since I have a lot of search engines, about 100 or so. Has the Github issue been created for this?

Plus one for this feature. Search engine customization is a great performance booster. I have over 50 in chrome, and moving them manually is one big hurdle to make the transition to Brave.

+1, this would be great! I rely on these a lot for quick keyboard nav and have dozens defined, so it makes it tough to give Brave an earnest try, on top of having to install & configure extensions :grinning:

Opened a GitHub issue.

This is the reason I registered here. Everything was migrated over nicely from Chrome, apart from my 100 custom search engines. I have a custom search set up for every damn dictionary site, shopping site, virtually every site that has a search field I was using from the search/URL bar in Chrome.