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Old 21. Dec 2014, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 'Duck Duck Go' with Firefox. I find 2 add ons' namely, 'Duck Duck Go Complete' and 'Duck Duck Go Plus' among the Firefox extensions. Could you tell me what these are? Presently I have disabled these.

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Old 22. Dec 2014, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Duck Duck Go is an alternative search engine that doesn't track users data. It is the standard search engine now for several Linux distros. Some of these are custom builds but I've not heard of a "complete" version. The basic versions adds this search engine to your search bar whereas the Plus versions also gets added to your address bar and right-click menu. There is also a toolbar button with this version. See this list here.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ver=&platform=
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DDG also has an android app version for anyone interested
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I downloaded the search engine, and it is in my search bar. This must be the basic version. The '.....Complete' and '.....Plus' are found in the list of Firefox Add-ons of my computer. I have disabled these and Duck Duck Go is working fine. How did they get to my Add-ons list and what is their purpose (if the basic is working fine without these)?

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A really good alternative to Google, Bing and Yahoo Search when we talk about "privacy".
The results from this search engine are really good, better than Yahoo and maybe Bing.
But I can't say that is better than Google.

And as far i've seen is introduced in Firefox 34 by default. (NOT the default search engine, but you can choose it in 2 clicks )
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How did they get to my Add-ons list and what is their purpose (if the basic is working fine without these)?
It will help if you explain how exactly did you install DuckDuckGo on Firefox. I mean what procedure did you follow to install it, and from where.
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Old 30. Dec 2014, 07:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It will help if you explain how exactly did you install DuckDuckGo on Firefox. I mean what procedure did you follow to install it, and from where.
http://searchengineland.com/privacy-...firefox-207834 seems like it comes default?
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A really good alternative to Google, Bing and Yahoo Search when we talk about "privacy".
The results from this search engine are really good, better than Yahoo and maybe Bing.
But I can't say that is better than Google.
+1.

the main thing about DDG is that if you don't live in North America,
then you Do Have to customise it's settings to your locale.
- if you don't - then all of it's search results are skewed towards N.A.
which can be a real PiTA.
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The settings dialogue is one of the things I really like about DDG though - the ability to alter the colours and layout, add WoT icons etc.

It's quite easy too, to incorporate your settings into a search engine string so you don't need to sign in every time you use it. (That is, if you're a compulsive cookie deleter like me )
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Old 10. Jan 2015, 04:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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the main thing about DDG is that if you don't live in North America,
then you Do Have to customise it's settings to your locale.
- if you don't - then all of it's search results are skewed towards N.A.
which can be a real PiTA.
Thanks for that info.
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