Search settings

Customize Yandex search so that you can find information faster and have a better experience using search results.

After you log in to your Yandex account, your settings are linked to your user account. The settings data is also saved on your PC (in the cookies file) and remains valid until you change it.

The settings are linked to a specific browser, i.e., you will have to set up Yandex search again in a different browser. You will also need to update your settings if you delete all cookies (for example, when reinstalling your browser or operating system).

If your computer is used by multiple users or has several browsers installed on it, you can configure settings for each user and browser separately.

Don't be afraid to experiment. If necessary, you can always return to the default settings (use the Set default settings button on the search results settings page).

How to set up query correction

If there is a typo or the keyboard layout is wrong when you are entering a query, Yandex will detect this. You can also specify whether to automatically correct your search query or just suggest a hint. To do this, select an option on the search results settings page (the Settings link at the bottom of the search results page).

For more information, see the Query correction section.

How to set up the search results page

Choose what you want the search results page to look like:

  • How many results should be shown per page.

  • The size of descriptions (summaries) for found documents.

  • Whether favicons and images should be displayed.

To do this, select the appropriate parameters on the search results settings page (the Settings link at the bottom of the search results page).

These settings affect the amount of traffic used and the loading speed of the search results page.

How to exclude pages with “adult content” from search results

Select how strictly to filter out documents with obscene language and “adult” content:

  • moderate filter: sites “for adults” are excluded from the search results if the query is not explicitly searching for such resources (this mode is enabled by default).

  • family search: adult content and sites containing obscene language are completely excluded from the search results (even if the query is clearly directed at finding such resources).

  • without restrictions: the search results include all the documents found by the query, including internet resources “for adults”.

Set up page filtering by using one of the following methods:

  • Select the appropriate value on the search results settings page (the Settings link at the bottom of the search results page).

  • Set up safe search by using Yandex.DNS.

  • Add the Yandex IP address with the preset family search to the hosts file.

For more information, see the Family search and Family search for organizations sections.

How to customize personalized search

Specify whether Yandex should use your search history and clicks on sites in search results. This setting allows suggestions and search results to be tuned to your interests.

To personalize search, select the appropriate parameters on one of the following pages:

For more information, see the Personalized search section.

How to use keyboard shortcuts on the search results page

You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the search results page. For example, you can switch between the search bar and found documents, open links, or go to the next/previous pages with the search results.

To enable this option, select the enable keyboard control option on the search results settings page (the Settings link at the bottom of the search results page).

You can find a full list of keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard controls help (press ? to open the help).

See also the article on Habrahabr.