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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Lost my search field 5 years and 26 days ago
I think that you are using the standard Firefox searchbar. Next to the Ask! icon, you should see a small down-arrow. Click that, then select Manage Search Engines. From there you can remove unwanted search engines and make DDG the default search again.

By the way, I just downloaded and installed the current Java installation from Oracle, it did not attempt to open or install Chrome on my system (I refuse to install Chrome on any of may systems) and did not add the Ask! search to my FF searchbar. I would verify that the version of Java that you installed was indeed from Oracle.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling How do I search for a word spelled exactly as entered? 5 years and 27 days ago
Not sure if this is the most efficient, but it worked for me:
  1. "Tim Cattron" NOT "Catron"


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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling We have to talk about DDGs honesty 5 years and 28 days ago
I have seen several interviews featuring Gabriel and I will say that, even when given the opportunity to do so, he has never gone on the attack against G, B orY!. Rather, he explains the features that DDG has to offer and what sets DDG apart from the other services. Then, I read Alexander's blog post and immediately wondered why he was attacking DDG. I can understand pointing out some perceived shortcomings, but why take off the gloves immediately?

I find that Gabriel has been very open about the operation of DDG. I find it interesting that he and his staff respond quickly to reported and perceived security issues, like the cookie issue mentioned above. I also sense that Alexander is pretty thin-skinned to be offended that a link to his Twitter account (the same account that helps "expose" DDG's shortcomings). I think that it's pretty magnanimous that Gabriel pointed the way to an opposing point of view.

Having read and digested both posts I'll say that I'm very comfortable using DDG and will continue to do so. By the way, unless I want to use TOR (and I don't), having DDG's server's off-shore is worthless, my information still flows throw my ISP and the NSA can force those records to be turned over, so I'm still screwed.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Desktop Search 5 years and 28 days ago
For Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 I recommend Agent Ransack. I've used it for years and it's often the first utility that I install on a newly built PC. It is hands-down the fastest and easiest file search utility that you'll find for Windows. http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack?fwd=ar



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Can't open search results in a new window in android built-in web browser 5 years and 29 days ago
Confirmed using Android 2.3.6. In fact, using the standard browser (Browser) long-touch has no effect at all on links using duckduckgo.com. Interestingly (to me), if I go to Duckduckgo.com using the standard browser and long-touch a link on the home page (like the link to anonymously), then I have the option to open the link in a new tab. The same does not happen with links on a search results page. Weird.

Thankfully, I don't use the default browser that comes with Android, and when I use Opera Mobile, I'm given the option of selecting text or opening page in new tab when using a long-touch on ddg.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Guest moderation is now live. 5 years and 29 days ago
The moderators have noticed this with some accounts and I believe that Zoho is being contacted about the issue. Sorry, I don't have any more information than that.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Suggestions 5 years and 29 days ago
spell checking is available by in many browsers like FireFox, and SRWare Iron. IE and Opera require (free) addins for spell checking.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Browser (Firefox) Privacy Addons 5 years and 29 days ago
Guest and mirage2000, I think that you might be interested in the following DDG site:
http://fixtracking.com/

as well as the fixtracking forums thread: https://duck.co/topic/fixtracking-com



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling what do you call duckducking? 5 years and 29 days ago
Instead of saying "G...... it", say "Duck it"!



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Optimizing for DDG 5 years and 1 month ago
We get our results from multiple sources. Once your site is indexed by our sources, it will show on DuckDuckGo. Standard SEO practices are the best method, you may find some useful information here: http://searchengineland.com/guide/what-is-seo



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