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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Beta Refinements 2 3 years and 8 months ago
What browser are you experiencing this on?
a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Beta Refinements 3 years and 8 months ago
Thanks for all of your great feedback since our release on Monday. The response has been very positive and we're happy to see that you're as excited as we are for the next version of DuckDuckGo. Today, we are happy to roll out a new release that incorporates the following refinements:

• Remove fixed header (can still set fixed in settings)
• Center search results setting now works
• Added more information to Spotify / Amazon links in video view
• Remove hover effect for the homepage buttons
• !bang page updates

Squashed bugs:
• WOT icons work now (enable in the settings)
• Fixed video playback echo on video replay
• Minor fixes to keyboard shortcuts
• Fix check-mark / hover cutoff issue for the first result on the results page
• Fix escaping issues in instant answers

Instant answer updates:
• Surface news instant answer more frequently (DuckDuckGo)
• Surface more technical queries (UIViewController)
• Better places support for major chain retailers and restaurants
• Updates to official site relevancy

If you see queries that should be triggering instant answers but aren't, please report them!

Most of the earlier issues still apply. We're actively working on redesigning the settings page and some settings aren't fully implemented just yet. IE8 is coming along as well but still not completely cleaned up. Also, we've heard from some of you that there is major breakage on some browsers including Konqueror and some Windows 8 tablets that have both touch screens and standard mouse / keyboard controls. We really need your help to surface these issues so we can make sure they're resolved for the launch!

UPDATE: we've updated the beta with refinements based on your feedback. Check it out here.

Original beta launch post
a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Beta Refinements 2 3 years and 8 months ago
Since our last post, we've been hard at work on your suggestions. The major focus of this release is themes and settings. We also spent some time on disambiguation, official sites, and cleaning up some of the visually rough edges. Here is what to expect:

• Themes (the most popular themes are in the menu)
• Favicon updates (including retina)
• Settings updated

Squashed bugs:
• Fix when official site is improperly marked or too ambiguous to mark
• Right / Middle click on results works again

Instant answers:
• New disambiguation algorithm that can better evaluate ambiguous results
• Show Goodies more often

We could really use your help with any browser like bugs you're encountering. It's important to us that the functionality is ubiquitous and cross-browser. If you see something broken, please report it either using the feedback button or in a comment to this post. There are still some rough edges, but we're getting much closer. Thanks again for all of your help, we couldn't do this without you!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Beta Refinements 3 years and 8 months ago
To be clear, we're not bubbling here. These stories are the same across the entire user-base. I will look into the Jimmy Savile example, perhaps it's caught in a relevancy filter for some reason. We acknowledge and are fixing the click issue currently.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Beta Refinements 3 years and 8 months ago
I think some of your feedback here is good. To clear a few things up, the tabs that aren't doing anything won't do anything until you click them. All of their actions are deferred until they're brought into an active state. We do this to prevent the concerns you're mentioning. As far as the font is concerned, there is a setting for that. As a search engine, we're extremely concerned with speed and minimizing bloat. I would appreciate more specific feedback on particular things we can do better here. Feel free to reply here or hit the Feedback button on the SERP!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 3 years and 8 months ago
We've made another release! You can check out the changes here: https://duck.co/forum/thread/5747/duckdu....
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 3 years and 8 months ago
We originally prototyped videos with several providers including Vimeo, YouTube, and DailyMotion. Sadly there was an immediate (and difficult) safe search problem and we decided to table re-enabling the others until after we got some feedback about how it worked.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 3 years and 8 months ago
The fix for this is in today's release. Keep an eye out! :)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 3 years and 8 months ago
You can download the app directly from here.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Android App Images Shown for Stories 3 years and 8 months ago
I totally agree. We are in the process of building an image curation tool (codename Monocle) because of this. Even though very graphic images are rare, the experience degrades with poor image relevancy. We plan to curate the images by hand based on suggestions made by the current system. Perhaps when it's ready we can get the community involved!
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