anonymous
Weird.

Pasting the bare text

Code:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stirling+engine&t=osx&iar=images&iax=1&ia=images


in Safari's URL field results in the "About" page.

Clicking the link in this message results in the "page full of images".

How does the same URL result in different pages? What I describe happens exactly the same with Firefox. I don't have any other browsers to test.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 2 months ago Link

x.15a2
Strange indeed... I just tested using macOS Sierra and Safari 10, pasted your URL from above and it opened the images page, not an About page. Is it possible that there's an extension that causing this issue?
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
Excellent question!

I do not use any Safari Extensions (or third party plugins etc), but you got me thinking along those lines.

In Safari's Preferences, I changed the default search engine from DDG to Yahoo. Copying and pasting the bare URL opened the "page full of images" that I want.

Changing it back to DDG opened the "About" page. So, it's something Safari is doing, despite pasting a bare URL.

I thought the user's search engine preference in Safari should have no effect on pasting a bare URL, but that's clearly wrong.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 2 months ago Link
x.15a2
Well that's odd but I'm glad that you're on the right track to resolving this!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 2 months ago Link