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Old 21. May 2011, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Rizar
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Default DuckDuckGo, Ixquick, and Search Engines

I've yet to find a clear winning search engine. It would be nice if Google or Yahoo had URL search parameters like privacy oriented ones, Ixquick or DuckDuckGo.

I've never been able to setup Ixquick the way I would like and it's way too slow over my connection. The weighty themes are difficult to disable with adblockers.

I was easily able to setup DuckDuckGo, and I enjoyed doing so. It's fast and has lite versions (but they don't work with the parameters below). Here are my Iron parameters that I am trying out as my default search engine:

http://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s&kb=n&kc=-1&ke=-1&kf=w&kl=wt-wt&ko=-1&kp=-1&kq=-1&kr=-1&kv=1&ky=1&k1=-1&k4=-1

The only problem is the search results are a bit worse than Google and Yahoo. Its been best for simple searches. I'm not so sure I like the atypical single page approach.

Last edited by Rizar; 21. May 2011 at 04:44 PM.
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