DuckDuckGo Settings

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 4 months ago
Hi Guys,

I'm a heavy Google user but I've decided to give DuckDuckGo a shot. I tried to play a little bit with the settings but I've noticed that some settings don't get saved. For example "Center Alignment" and "Header Behavior" in the appearance section. When I change them, these two settings in particular toggle back to the default. I use Firefox 33.1. Am I missing something?


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Use the url parameter from the settings, paste it into the address bar and make that page your home page. That's what I do.

Hope that helps.
posted by Mallart 4 years and 4 months ago Link
Thanks Mallart for the reply! I didn't know about that. Will definitely give it a try. Cheers!
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link
When you changed the settings did you remember to save the changes?

If you did, could it be that Firefox clears cookies on exit.
DuckDuckGo uses (non-personal and anonymous) cookies to save your settings.
So, deleting those cookies would restore settings to default.
posted by ScreapDK Community Leader4 years and 4 months ago Link
Exactly, better privacy is deleting all kind of cookies once you close the firefox. That might cause the trouble.
posted by TV 4 years and 4 months ago Link
Thanks guys for the reply. Actually, I do save the new settings after I finish changing what I want and my cookies aren't automatically deleted every time I quit Firefox. Actually what I do is that every time I change something, I open a new tab and check the change but as I mentioned above, those two settings in particular don't get saved and everything else works just fine. Maybe it's a bug or something?
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link