One, when I open ddg, usually from a bookmarked icon, but also from the "open new tab" cross, the cursor is in the url text box. I want the cursor to open in the search text box. I realize there's probably a reason for this that I'm not aware of, but my thinking is, why would I open a search engine if I'm not going to search for something? Now, once I have ddg open, when I click in the search text box and type in duckduckgo and click on the ddg official site link, ddg opens with the cursor in the search text box. So, is it a firefox thing?
You know what, I'm so freaking annoyed that I'm sitting here writing to a forum about the functionality of a search engine instead of getting work done, helping others or creating new life that I can't even remember what the other thing was.
I'll take my answer off the air.
I am using firefox, latest version.
Edit: I remembered the second thing - I type something into the search bar, anything, mirror ball for instance. A drop down menu, well, drops down, giving me some choices. But if I pointer over any of the choices, they are automatically shown in the search bar. In any other engine I can pointer over any choices but none of the choices will show up in the search bar unless I click on that choice. Why? Why!!!