Alphabet_song.ogg
Some important settings are disabled by default. Could you make DDG notify the users whom don't use "Cloud Save"?
posted by Alphabet_song.ogg 2 years and 5 months ago Link

x.15a2
Thanks for the input. You'll be glad to know that none of the default settings reduce DDG's users online privacy. I can understand that you would be concerned regarding the Redirect setting, but here's the explanation:
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The redirect setting will actually default to OFF now for certain modern browsers that support the meta referrer tag. The meta referrer tag solves the same privacy issues in a much more elegant way, you can read more about it here: https://duck.co/redir/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fb...


Other settings are non-privacy impacting and are a matter of personal choice\preference. Displaying settings notifications would likely cause a high level of confusion and aggravation, so we try to keep notification to a minimum.

Also, as stated above, saving settings to the cloud is just 1 of 3 ways to access DDG custom settings, users are welcomed to use and\all of these methods.

Thanks!


posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 5 months ago Link
tagawa
A bit more about the redirect...
As you know, when enabled, clicking on a search result sends the request through a DuckDuckGo redirection server before loading the requested page. This in itself raises privacy concerns for some users who don't want a web service, no matter how trustworthy, to know what other sites they're visiting. Not having a redirect is more transparent for end users.

There are also other minor issues such as a fraction of a second delay and not being able to right-click and copy/paste a link's URL. On balance, it was decided to have it disabled by default with the addition of using the meta referrer tag mentioned by x.15a2 above.

Regarding opening links in a new window, I too prefer this and mostly use middle-click to open in a background tab. However default behaviour for most sites on the web is for links to open in the same window/tab. Speaking personally, I have family members who get confused when a new tab opens and they wonder why the back button doesn't work. Not opening new windows by default is likely to be what most users, including non-technical ones, expect.
posted by tagawa Staff2 years and 5 months ago Link
Alphabet_song.ogg
In some cases,it has some problems of that "use middle-click to open in a new tab" so we have to use right-click.
posted by Alphabet_song.ogg 2 years and 5 months ago Link
tagawa
You're right - I meant when I'm using a mouse. When using a laptop without mouse I do right-click and open link in new tab.
posted by tagawa Staff2 years and 5 months ago Link
Alphabet_song.ogg
In some other cases,we need to do right-click,too.
posted by Alphabet_song.ogg 2 years and 5 months ago Link
Alphabet_song.ogg
After I search sth. with a search engine, I usually visit search results' sites via new tabs.I'm not used to open in the same tab then press the back button.
posted by Alphabet_song.ogg 2 years and 5 months ago Link
x.15a2
See my post above for changing and saving settings.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 5 months ago Link