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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Wrong flag 3 years and 5 months ago
This has been fixed, thanks again!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DDG URL parameters not being followed 3 years and 5 months ago
Thank you so much for posting all these details. You helped me find 2 major bugs that are now fixed:
1. We weren't clearing the title of the page for the POST setting, so it was still showing the search term in the browser tab.
2. We weren't correctly parsing the url parameters when the color variable had a '#' in it. So everything after the first '#' was getting lost and not applied.

Both of these fixes are live. I think all of the settings in your bookmarklet URL above are being applied correctly now. Please let me know if you hit any other issues so we can get them fixed.

Thanks again!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Localized search reults 3 years and 5 months ago
Thanks, these are great, we'll take a look.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Save Settings 3 years and 5 months ago
Sorry about that, none of the changes to the new settings page *should* have broken anything, happy to help troubleshoot.

Did you just change the region via the button that's on the results page? Or were you using more of the advanced things on the Settings page like Cloud Save or the URL bookmarklets?

By default we save settings to a cookie. So it's also possible your browser is periodically clearing your cookies? What browser are you using? Do you have any privacy plugins or things set up that would periodically clear your cookies?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The New Settings Pages 3 years and 5 months ago
FYI--We just released an update that allows you to specify a custom font on the settings page. You can select 'Custom' in the drop down and type in the name of the font in the input field. If that font name is valid you should see it update automatically.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The New Settings Pages 3 years and 5 months ago
It was probably just supporting the basic html color names. This wikipedia article has a good list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The New Settings Pages 3 years and 5 months ago
Actually, that Instant Answer already exists!

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=hex+color+fusc...
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The New Settings Pages 3 years and 5 months ago
Thanks for the feedback. You are correct the ability to add custom font was lost on the UI of the settings page. I'm working on adding it back.

However, it should still work via URL params. Do you have a 'fixedsys' font installed? This works for me if I change the font name to "Courier New":
https://duckduckgo.com/?k7=222&kt=Courie...
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The New Settings Pages 3 years and 5 months ago
You're right, we probably could have communicated that the change was coming earlier. That's something I can take back and we can try to do more of in the future.

I had no idea people were using named colors in URL params, that's a miss on my part. We actually broke that a while back when we launched the redesign. That stinks. I can look into what it would take to add that back, but the damage is probably already done as far as breaking people's settings...

Anyway, thanks for the feedback. We don't have any data about how people are using settings, so it's useful to hear this kind of information.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Still unable to use DDG on mobile, two months later 3 years and 5 months ago
There's also the html only version, which supports the safe search URL param:

https://duckduckgo.com/html?kp=-1
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