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a comment on the General Rambling How to narrow search results to relevant info 2 years and 11 months ago
Regardless how well I define my search, I get a lot of garbage. Is there any way to restrict/narrow my searches and eliminate non relevant and very old information?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Firefox DDG search has no pick list of possible search results 3 years and 21 days ago
Thanks for your advice. What I was looking for was right under my nose:
"Provide search suggestions" but it doesn't work. Also took a snapshot of my Xubuntu 14.04 FF/DDG add-on setup, where the suggestions work, and set up Win 7 FF DDG add-on accordingly. Restoring all search engines is not a good idea for me - which I tried, but other search engines want to get in the act. I selected DDG as the default and it was automatically replaced by Yahoo search - which I consider to be the Huffington Post of search engines.

. . . and now as I write this and for the past 20 minutes, https://duckduckgo.com/ is down again. This forum is OK, and everything else is OK.
a comment on the General Rambling Firefox DDG search has no pick list of possible search results 3 years and 21 days ago
I am looking to activate the drop down list of possible searches in Firefox 38.05. DDG is the home page, the default search engine, selected in Options, and set in the Keyword Search 1.1.5 add-on as well. This feature works in FF 38.05 for Linux/Xubuntu, but I don't know what should be enabled in Win 7 to get the same feature. Also, a link or a pointer to info on the addon options would be most helpful.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DDG is inaccessible in Windows 3 years and 22 days ago
Thanks to you both for the replies and questions.

Every website was accessible except DDG. As for the FF browser version, please accept my apologies. It's the beta version 38.05 not 18.05.

The only message I got in the end is a timeout. Otherwise, I would have made screenshot.

At the time of this post, (16:23 UDT) DDG function has returned to all Windows based browsers
a comment on the General Rambling DDG is inaccessible in Windows 3 years and 23 days ago
My home page and search engine is DDG on a variety of browsers I am testing, but it's not accessible on any one of them in Windows 7. - with or disabled add-ons (FF. 18.05). But it works fine in Linux based OS as I am accessing this from Firefox 38.01 in Xubuntu, and the same is accessible from Macbook OS 10.75.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling FRUSTRATED! - No DDG Results = Time-outs, Unable to access server, & No Search Results -- on 2 different computers. 3 years and 23 days ago
I am having the identical problem for the past 24 hours. FF safe mode makes no difference. It is the same with Opera 29, and IE 11 - only Google works. Are they screwing with you again? This has happened before and I posted about this. DDG as a home page, or visiting your website is not possible. I got through to post this through google. DDG does work in FF on the Mac.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Browser and search engine war initiated by Google 3 years and 3 months ago
Just noticed your post 4 months late and I am sorry for this late reply. I disagree with you about default setting changes. Settings for preferred programs are easily accessible and changeable by other software. Similar to hijacking websites, installing unwanted programs, toolbars in the browser, redirecting etc. Google Chrome is very aggressive in changing defaults, and then so is Opera. This has often happened to me until I became more alert. I use all the main browsers (IE11, Firefox, Opera, Cromium and Saffari (on Apple), because I am testing web page appearance problems by Wikisource/Wikipedia users where I am an editor. I am using XFCE, but there is no way I will try another variation of Firefox. . . . and I tried a number of them. However, I did remove Chrome and installed Chromium when this became available from the repositories.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Browser and search engine war initiated by Google 3 years and 7 months ago
In Windows 7 Firefox, it didn't remove the add-on, but unchecked my settings and set itself as the default search engine.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Firefox: Is there any way to use my parameters in the default search? 3 years and 7 months ago
While it's true CCleaner is for cookies from all browsers and mail clients, if you are only using Firefox, the https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox... from Firefox lets you to be far more selective before a cookie is set! For this to work properly, set the Privacy settings to clear all cookies when exiting Firefox and add the search cookie of your preference to the Execeptions (whitelist) using the add-on. I switched to using Bleachbit instead of CCleaner once I solved the same cookie issue.
a comment on the General Rambling Browser and search engine war initiated by Google 3 years and 7 months ago
In Linux Xubuntu, Google Chrome replaced the default browser (Firefox), as well as any web related related link in applications to use Chrome. This meant, that after I reset Firefox again to be the default browser, any application that used the web, i.e.: for Help info, was linked to use Chrome. BTW, I used DDG in all browsers as my default search engine.

Then, in Windows 7, in Firefox, (again the default) Chrome disabled the DDG search engine and replaced it with Google. I had no choice but uninstall Chrome in both OS.
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