Nice touch with the change region flag but I think I can break it

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 3 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 3 months ago
I set my region and language setting using the bookmark settings like so …

https://duckduckgo.com/?kag=1&k9=b&k8=33...

Trouble is when click on the flag to change the region nothing much seems to change.

If I search for obama I get telegraph.co.uk, en.wikipedia.org and biograph.com as the first three links for the region set to UK and USA.

If I switch to https://duckduckgo.com/ I get the same links for the UK but I get barackobama.com, en.wikipedia.org and whitehouse.gov for USA.

It would seem the bookmark settings in links is messing up the flag region settings.

Terry

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brians
Hi Terry,

Thanks for letting us know. We just pushed a fix for this. Can you try again and let me know if it's working as expected now?

Thanks!
Brian
posted by brians Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks that is a lot better but still not quite right.

Restart Firefox with plug-ins disabled

Ctrl+shift+del to delete everything

go to following page ...

https://duckduckgo.com/?kag=1&k9=b&k8=33...

Search for the word news

Click on flag so and change region to USA

Click on second flag to change back to UK

Things go wrong at this last stage. I now have two USA flags and it didn’t change back to the UK. If I click the first flag and change the region to the UK it works but I now have two UK flags.

Terry
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 3 months ago Link
brians
Ah, yes, you're totally right there's another issue there. Thanks for all the details, this was helpful. Should have a fix out today for it.

Brian
posted by brians Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks for get back to me.

I’m sorry to say I think I’ve found another way of breaking it.

Press CTRL+Shift+DEL everything

Go to …

https://duckduckgo.com/?kag=1&k9=b&k8=33...

search for new*s

click on the do you mean news

At this point I loss my region and theme settings.

Terry
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 3 months ago Link
preemeijer
I just want to add that I really like this new feature and tested it with normal use (switching with Dutch, VS and UK) and works. ^_^
posted by preemeijer Community Leader4 years and 3 months ago Link