Desktop widget

danielson danielson
Created: 3 years and 6 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 6 months ago
Ever since Bing has come out with its desktop search app, i find myself in a kind of crisis.
It is in continuous improvement (something unusual from Microsoft) and i just wish DDG would have something similar.
Right-click on a word in browser and an option to search with Bing appears.
Copy a word anywhere and it is automatically pasted to Bing desktop app.
The features are many.

How about one from DDG with open source news page?
An option to find definition or translation of words?

Still working with Windows 7 64bit

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x.15a2
If you use Firefox or other Gecko-based browser (Pale Moon, Waterfox, etc.) you can use the DDG extension which will give you some of these features. Read about it here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...
https://duckduckgo.com/extensions/thanks...

A similar extension is available for Chrome (or related) browsers at:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detai...
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 6 months ago Link
danielson
Yes, that is just fine as add-on but it is not a desktop search app.
posted by danielson 3 years and 6 months ago Link
JSmith123963
You know what, you know how Windows 8.1 has a "Bing" app, I wish Duckduckgo would make a similar app as well that is like Google Now (without tracking users).
posted by JSmith123963 3 years and 6 months ago Link
danielson
Over at Donation Coder, they have a program called Find and Run Robot (FARR) for which you can install plugins like this one for StartPage and Ixquick Search:
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index...
Just need to coax them a bit to make one (or add) for DDG.
posted by danielson 3 years and 6 months ago Link