✨ All browsers: Using DuckDuckGo's parameters to set it as default search

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Created: 3 years and 8 months ago
For those who would like to have loaded personal settings of DuckDuckGo in new session even though you are entering private mode or simply deleting flash cookies after quitting the browser, there is an easy solution of using the bookmarkler URL set as default at your home page.

This works for every browser. (Safari, Mozzila FireFox, Google Chrome, Opera, Chromium, Gnu Iceweasel etc.)

Step 1: Go to the settings page https://duckduckgo.com/settings

Step 2: Configure your personal settings as you would like.

Step 3: Once you are done with configuring your personal settings click on the "Show Bookmarklet and Settings Data" [http://i.imgur.com/venjsHT.png]

Step 4: Copy the "bookmarklet URL" inside of the box.

Step 5 Mozzila FireFox: Go to "Preferences" -> "General" -> "Startup"
Set "When Firefox starts: Show my homepage" AND paste bookmarklet URL inside of the "Home Page" box.

Step 5 Google Chrome: Go to chrome://settings/startup , you will see option add a new page, paste bookmarklet URL inside of the empty box and click ok!

Step 5 Opera: Go to "Tools" -> "Preferences" -> "General" -> "Startup"
Set startup to show my homepage AND paste bookmarklet URL inside of the "Home Page" box.

Happy searching!

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posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago
haversham
As nice as that is, it's not enough. I use custom homepages that I've written in HTML/ CSS, which I greatly enjoy. I'd entertain the idea of doing what someone else suggested, and creating maybe an addon that contains your settings as opposed to either cookies/ URL parameters...
posted by haversham 3 years and 7 months ago Link
anonymous
I think the solution you want has been implemented here:
https://duck.co/forum/thread/7102
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago Link
Mallart
I like to add something to your post.

In IE 10/11, once you've got your DDG parameter as your home page, turn on in-private browsing.
Next, from the in-private browsing, on click on the homepage.
At this point you should see your home page + the in-private browsing icon. From there drag the DDG icon located in the address bar to the taskbar.

In doing so you've created a short-cut in which in-private browsing will always be on whenever you click on the DDG to surf the 'net.
posted by Mallart 3 years and 6 months ago Link