I'm feeling ducky and filter by region

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 10 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 10 months ago
Hi! First of all, I wanted to thank the DDG team for making the best search engine out there. I always try to duck all the people I can to save them from the tyranny of Google.

There's one thing I'm missing to completely adjust it to my needs: if I input
\ string
string !
in my address bar in Firefox, after I set DDG up as my default engine, I'll use I'm feeling ducky. If I left "Filter by region" on during my last DDG research, I'm feeling ducky will redirect me to the first website to appear in a regionalized search of the string I entered. Otherwise, if I left it off, the first result in a general search will be chosen.

I wanted to know if there's a shortcut for using I'm feeling ducky on any region filter you want, wether or not you have chosen one on your last DDG search.

I'm aware typing
r:region string
will search string with region filter, but I have two problems:

1. I'm not able to search with my region filter (Italy). Typing
r:it string
r:it-it string
(as seen here) does not work for me

2. I tried inputing
r:region \string
\r:region string
but all both do is use I'm feeling ducky with no region filter change

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Thank you for posting this, there was in fact a bug with our region/query syntax that we just fixed and released. If you want to try again I think your examples above should work now.
posted by brians Staff2 years and 10 months ago Link