A potential work-around (not meant as a fix and not to diminish the point of this topic) is to disable Auto-Suggest in Settings, or use the bookmarklet: https://duckduckgo.com/?kac=-1
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 3 months ago Link

I guess it is me, as I have not seen anyone else ask about the issue..........
Thanks for the response
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link