73's Jim and thanks for contacting us.
There are several ways that you can do this:
- Give the new start page
a try. I has a bit cleaner interface with no help, just a link to Learn More.
- Save your settings or use bookmarklet:
By default settings are stored in non-personal browser cookies (in your browser). If you are losing these settings, your browser (or one of it's add-ons) is probably configured to delete cookies on exit. You can exclude the DDG cookie from deletion to keep your settings.
You can use Anonymous Cloud Save to store your settings in a more permanent way (on a remote server in the cloud). No personally identifiable information will be stored in the cloud, and your pass phrase will never leave your browser.
You can also use a bookmarklet URL, for example:
will prevent the instructions from displaying.