Chrome won't let me add DuckDuckGo to search engines.

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 1 month ago • Updated: 2 years and 1 month ago
Running OS X El Capitan, Chrome 54 - no matter what I do in Settings, Chrome refuses to add DDG to the list of browsers, so I can't make it default. I put in the name, keyword and URL, but there's never a choice to click on make it default, and it never joins the list in the field above. See images. No problem making it the default for Safari, just Chrome, which is a better browser.

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Just tested using your environment and it worked as expected. Use the following search parameters: [] and it should work just fine for you.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 1 month ago Link
YES! Thank you! I would never have found that suffix - no amount of quacking was bringing that up. Finally the "make this default" command appeared. Saved from Google! Thanks!
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 1 month ago Link
So, the Chrome instructions said to use %s and I got the ?q= by doing a sample DDG search. Blended the 2 and it works!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 1 month ago Link
what i can not understand is why you want to get away from google so much but insist on using chrome which is their browser. chrome sends so much personal data back to google it makes your head spin. there are privacy browsers that are based on chrome but have all of the google phone homes removed and you might want to use duckduckgo to search for some of those to use instead of chrome.
posted by buckeye 2 years and 1 month ago Link