Win7, Firefox 19.0.2, add-on httpfox, DDG search box
When I type a URL into Firefox's address box, you are sending an http request to https://api.duckduckgo.com
for every keystroke.
By the time I have completed typing the URL, but before I have hit ENTER, you have already wasted 12 KB of my internet traffic- see screenshot at http://www.peakoil.org.au/screenshot.duckduckgo.gif
Actually it is much worse than 12 KB, because of the overhead of handshaking with the https server over and over again.
Is there a way to switch this nonsense off?
If not then I'll find something else.