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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo search bar on Android? 2 years and 1 month ago
NovaLauncher seems to be proprietary, but I'm not very keen on installing a custom launcher anyway.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo search bar on Android? 2 years and 1 month ago
As I said, I don't have GApps, so there's no Google bar to disable and there's no "Search" app in CyanogenMod 13.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo search bar on Android? 2 years and 1 month ago
I haven't used Android with GApps for at least a year or so, so I don't remember exactly how it behaves. But there should be a Google search bar on the home screen, see this screenshot I found:

[http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/homescree2n.jpg]

IIRC it's not a widget, so it doesn't take any space in the grid you got for icons and widgets. Furthermore, it's visible on all home screen pages.

I believe the setting I have is simply for changing that search bar's search engine provider. I don't think CyanogenMod have done that many changes to Android, so I would guess that the setting is available in regular Android as well, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Kudos on "Send feedback" 2 years and 1 month ago
What I like about the feedback button on the search results page is that I'm able to give feedback on the quality of the results.

I remember that the previous feedback button was more explicitly for giving feedback on the results' quality, while this iteration appears to be slightly more general.

What I would like is just a simple button for reporting poor results, and a field where I can tell what I did expect to find. (However, I don't know if such submissions are useful for you.) Since I'm also doing searches on my phone, I would like to be able to give feedback there too whenever I have some seconds to spare.
a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo search bar on Android? 2 years and 1 month ago
Hi, I'm running CyanogenMod 13.0, based on Android 6.0.1, without GApps. I have installed DuckDuckGo's Android app from F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?f...

When I'm on the home screen, and I press the settings/options hardware button on my phone, it brings up settings for the home screen and the drawer. Under "Home screen settings" there's an option to enable "Search bar", however, trying to enable it it says that "A search activity could not be found!", see the following screenshot:

[http://i.imgur.com/7weIgGl.png]

Shouldn't DuckDuckGo provide such a search activity?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Kudos on "Send feedback" 2 years and 1 month ago
Hehe, if I didn't care about DuckDuckGo I wouldn't have taken my time to write my comment here. See it as some sort of complaint of love.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Kudos on "Send feedback" 2 years and 1 month ago
Yeah, it's responsive design, and when the page's width becomes too narrow the button simply disappears, as shown in the two screenshots I took.

However, I would say that it's a web design issue and not a real estate issue. Let me quote one article on the subject:

A bigger screen doesn’t mean that the user suddenly wants a cramped layout which is difficult to scan, nor does a smaller screen mean that the user would never request any kind of information that they’ve seen on the site before. Therefore, show the same content, but “package” it differently so that it is optimized for the screen it is being displayed on.

Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/08/...

I'm not a web designer myself, but a suggestion is to put the feedback button in the hamburger menu when on mobile. My point though, is that it's irritating that a worse version of DuckDuckGo is served on mobile with fewer features (i.e. without the feedback button in this case). I understand that there's obviously less real estate to work with on a phone, but I'm sure a web designer would be able to work it out.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Reverse Image Searching 2 years and 1 month ago
Any progress?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Kudos on "Send feedback" 2 years and 1 month ago
It sucks that the button disappears on mobile though, see http://imgur.com/a/NMYkk. I would like to contribute some feedback while doing searches on my phone, but that's apparently not possible. That was also the case the last time DuckDuckGo had a feedback button on the search results page; it neither was visible on mobile for some reason.
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