DDG won't search in chrome anymore

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 10 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 10 months ago
I accidentally deleted DDG from my search engines in Chrome. It was my default search engine and I used to be able to search from the Omnibar. I have tried several methods to reinstall it in Chrome but to no avail. The device is a Wintab 700 running Win 8.1. Several searches suggest manual reinstallation with variations on https://duckduckgo.com?q=%s (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s , https://duckduckgo.com?q=%s") and none work. I tried reinstalling from the Chrome Store and that didn't work.

When I attempt to search from the Omnibar DDG only brings back results for the word 'Search'

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Thank you all for the many comments, questions and suggestions. Particular thanks go to user x.15a2 for constantly monitoring, replying and helping so many users here. To continue these discussions, please head over to the DuckDuckGo subreddit.


I think this is probably something you'll have to take up with the Chrome support staff or on one of their forums. I'm afraid my expertise is limited to Firefox but after a bit of experimenting in Chrome and searching around in DuckDuckGo, I have a couple suggestions:

If you haven't already, go to DuckDuckGo.com and look for a small popup at the bottom of the page about setting DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. You can also review this article on various ways of installing DuckDuckGo for Chrome on a desktop.

If these fail, you could perhaps try installing the DuckDuckGo extension for Chrome. It offers various extra features (including Instant Answers on Google and Bing results pages) and will hopefully add back the search functionality.

I hope these help.
Good luck,
posted by MyUser 2 years and 10 months ago Link