Custom features

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 10 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 10 months ago
So I personally want to be the first that suggest this new idea because I want best for this amazing, cool search engine and I was thinking if you guys can add some cool new wallpapers background like Bing has or even better, let the users chose their own backgrounds just like Google used to have a custom background page 3-4 years ago but decided to cancel it, dunno why they did it because they left a back door open for Bing to steal some of their users. Even ASK SEARCH has Themes for their search engine.
The other thing that I would personally want is a weather gadget in any corner of the page (like Yahoo.com) and Quick links to your favorite sites (like MyWebSearch.com), the possibility of showing the latest headlines from News of the day, Lifestyle, Sports, Tech, OMG! under the DuckDuckGo search space (just like yahoo.com) or even better pictures with trending articles (just like blekko.com) and featured searches (just like webCrawler.com).
Also I would like to have more options in the Settings menu (just like startpage.com). I would want the possibility of adding new search engines to improve my results or switching between search engines (just like http://search.creativecommons.org/)
If you guys can pull this off I can guarantee you that DuckDuckGo.com will be more popular than AOL Search, Alexa, About, ASK SEARCH, AllTheWeb, Altavista, BAIDU, CC Search, Cuil, Contenko, Dogpile, Excite, Galaxy, Gigablast, Go, HotBot, Info, InfoSpace, Lycos, Mahalo, MyWebSearch & WOW (cause they use the same source and page), Search, (formerly "Metasearch") Startpage & Ixquick (cause they use the same page), The Internet Archive, YANDEX, Yippi (formerly "Clusty"), Webopedia, Wolfram Alpha, webfetch & metacrwaler aka ZOO.com as a matter of fact it will be no.4 after Google, Bing, and Yahoo Search! Actually you guys are already no.1 in top 10 best search engines for beginners 2014 http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/navi...

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TV
Greetings,

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I was thinking if you guys can add some cool new wallpapers background like Bing has or even better, let the users chose their own backgrounds


You still can do that, by modifying your browser.
1) https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=how%20to%20set%2...
2) https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=how%20to%20set%2...
3) https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=how%20to%20set%2...

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The other thing that I would personally want is a weather gadget in any corner of the pagep


This is also already possible, by simply typing "weather" in duckduckgo.

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=weather

or if you want more specifically for some city just add name of city at the end.
Eg.

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=weather%20london

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the possibility of showing the latest headlines from News of the day


Searching "<topic> news" will get you a few news topics on DDG.

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=duckduckgo%20new...

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I would want the possibility of adding new search engines to improve my results or switching between search engine


Use bangs for this

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!bang

For google:
https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!g%20i%20want%20...

For yahoo:
https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!y%20i%20want%20...

For bing:
https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!b%20i%20want%20...

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If you guys can pull this off I can guarantee you that DuckDuckGo.com will be more popular than ..... bla bla bla


Since all things you suggest already exist, I am glad that DDG will become more popular ^^
posted by TV 4 years and 10 months ago Link
Mallart
As a suggestion maybe 'setting' should be a little more conspicuous on the main page along with 'search anonymously' and 'find instantly'. It currently buried under the small font size 'more' in the bottom right page...

Other then that I agree with what he's saying by DDG being more desirable in partly due to the unique customization features.
posted by Mallart 4 years and 10 months ago Link