Browser (classic interface)

Search suggestions and quick answers

Classic Yandex.Browser makes suggestions for your search queries and answers frequently-asked questions right in the suggestions. The browser can also show reference information in the context menu for a highlighted word or phrase.

Search suggestions

Search suggestions are popular searches with the same first letters as your query.

The suggestions list appears beneath the search bar and changes as you type new letters in the search bar. When you see a suggestion that matches your query, you can select it by using the mouse or the Up or Down keys. To go to the search results, press Enter.

If necessary, you can refine the query by adding text to the selected suggestion.

Classic Yandex.Browser can answer common questions right in the search suggestions. For instance, you can find out the current time in London or the height of Mount Everest without going to the search results.

Quick answers

Quick answers is a way to get extra information from Yandex in the context menu on web pages. Highlight a word or phrase that you want to know more about on any webpage and click to the right of it. Depending on what you highlighted, the context menu may display an excerpt from Wikipedia, site link, photo, video, or map.

If you highlight a concept, the context menu contains a short explanation with a link to Wikipedia.

If Yandex.Images has pictures related to the highlighted word, the context menu contains links to the images.

If Yandex.Video has a video related to the highlighted word, the context menu contains a link to the video.

If you highlight the name of an organization or event that has its own site, the context menu contains a link to that site.

If you highlight an address or the name of a city or country, the context menu contains a link to the location on Yandex.Maps.

Disabling quick answers

Quick answers are enabled by default. If you want to disable them:

  1. Click  Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Context menu section, deselect the Show quick answers from Yandex option.

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