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DuckDuckGo is an internet search engine that aims to preserve users' privacy and avoids returning personalized search results, etc.

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Can I get DuckDuckGo to show less US-and-allies news sources?

I'm using the DuckDuckGo search engine in English. Now, I realize there will be more prominent and popular news sources in English in places like the US, the UK, Canada and Australia; but - since ...
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What’s the difference between *.duckduckgo.com and duckduckgo.com?

What’s the difference between *.duckduckgo.com and duckduckgo.com? On the SSL certificate it shows the two at the bottom as valid DNS for DuckDuckGo. I understand the asterisk is a wildcard in code, ...
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How can I get image results on duckduckgo without javascript?

How can I choose to search for "image results" on DuckDuckGo with javascript disabled in my web browser? For security reasons, I don't have javascript enabled in my browser. When I search ...
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CTRL+LMB does not work on DuckDuckGo Ad links

By CTRL+LMB I mean holding down the Control key, and while it is depressed, clicking the left-mouse-button. Here is a detailed screenshot: I did a duckduckgo search for these keywords bike phone ...
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Is there a search engine that does not forward the query to Google?

This is a search engine privacy question. Imagine a scenario where a person wants to check if some sensitive fact about him/her is easily found with a web based search engine. For example, let us say ...
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Do DuckDuckGo 'Lite' and 'HTML' search use query strings?

HTML and Lite are more lightweight variants of the standard DuckDuckGo search. There's no query string when searching, unlike on the main search page: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sample+search+term&...
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Has DuckDuckGo started ignoring what you search for entirely? [closed]

Recently, I've found DuckDuckGo to give even worse search results than before. It seems to be entirely ignoring what I quote. For example, the seach query: "PS One" exact release dates URL: ...
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A "general" DuckDuckGo news page similar to the Google News one?

At DuckDuckGo.com, when you have searched the web for a term you get an option to follow up by searching news, i.e. news webpages in particular. But is there a way to browse directly to (and therefore ...
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Make DuckDuckGo look exactly like Google

I prefer the Google UI in some ways but I'm using Duckduckgo (DDG) now. Is there a way to make DDG similar to the Google Search UI? I have 5 main UI issues detailed below, is there a way to fix them? ...
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Searching at DuckDuckGo on a phrase wrapped in inverted commas

At DuckDuckGo, inverted commas are advised when you need to search on an exact phrase. But if the engine can find few or no pages that contain the phrase, it tries to "help" you by bringing ...
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How to activate keyword highlighting in search results of DuckDuckGo?

Is it possible to have the query words highlighted in the search results of DuckDuckGo? I really like the Google layout, which displays text passages with query word in bold fonts. Does DDG have a ...
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How does DuckDuckGo generates Tracking Cookie and Ads

Despite turning off Advertisements in Other Settings from DuckDuckGo website, it still leaves tracking cookies and ads. Here are the results from IObit software Here is a snapshot of tracking cookie ...
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Strange "DuckDuckGo dork" takes me to random website

I don't know if this is the correct place to share this, but here goes: If I search this phrase: \t _ _\n\t|_||_|\n\t _ _\n\t| |_| |\n\t\\_____/ with DuckDuckGo, it takes me to https://login.i-...
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Is there a way (i.e. URL parameter) to force duckduckgo to only show results with ALL SEARCH TERMS

Maybe it is a recent change, but it seems that duckduck.go has started to return search results, containing pages, that do not indeed contain ALL THE SEARCH TERMS, of the query. This question looks ...
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DuckDuckGo redirects to blank page when using more than 2 keywords [closed]

When I search using more than 2 words in DuckDuckGo the screen goes blank sometimes. Works (2 words): https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dispatch+keyboard&t=hj&ia=web Redirects to blank page (3 ...
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What is the difference between duckduckgo.com and start.duckduckgo.com?

Both https://duckduckgo.com and https://start.duckduckgo.com present as the first page of the search engine. I configure my browser to pass search queries to either of them. I learnt about the start. ...
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DuckDuckGo and search date ranges

DuckDuckGo's ability to search across date ranges appears to be very limited in comparison with Google. There appears to be no way in DuckDuckGo to specify search date ranges, or any periods other ...
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Permanently exclude / blacklist site from search results on DuckDuckGo

Using DuckDuckGo, it's possible to temporarily remove a specific site from search results by adding -site:example.com to the search query. Is there a way to permanently block/blacklist/exclude ...
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How to persist DuckDuckGo settings in Firefox without a permanent cookie?

DuckDuckGo offers 4 methods of storing its settings: Cookies. The most obvious choice, but not for this use case - the whole idea of switching to DuckDuckGo is to avoid being tracked. URL with ...
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Load more image/video hits on duckduckgo

When searching images or videos on duckduckgo.com it displays just a few results compared to google. Is there any button or setting do make duckduckgo load more search results for images/videos?
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Is there a way to seek forward/backward in duckduckgo audio preview?

I tried left/right arrows but it would get me to the previous/next song.
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How do I get the list of all DuckDuckGo Bangs with categories and history?

Is there a way to get the overall list of all DuckDuckGo Bangs, together with the categories and history of each bang being introduced or modified? For example, I've noticed a few months ago that one ...
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Comprehensive list of all available !bangs on DuckDuckGo.com

Recently I switched from Google to DuckDuckGo and so far I am very pleased with the experience. "The Internet" tells me that one of DuckDuckGo's best features is the possibility to directly search on ...
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Block Stack Overflow scrapers from Google or DuckDuckGo search results [duplicate]

As you may know, there are a number of websites (such as wenda.io) that scrape content from StackOverflow (and other StackExchange sites). I couldn’t care less that they do this, and indeed they are ...
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Are DuckDuckGo redirects a privacy issue?

If you search for a term on DDG: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=asdf and then click on a search result, you will notice that it goes through a redirect: https://duckduckgo.com/l/?kh=-1&uddg=http%...
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Access DuckDuckGo without HTTPS?

Is there a way to use DuckDuckGo search without HTTPS? My internet access blocks HTTPS by default. Is there an option I can put after duckduckgo.com/?opt=val that disables HTTPS? For example, Google ...
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DuckDuckGo: Exact string search within a domain

I searched DuckDuckGo for site:wikipedia.org "advisary", hoping to spot some typos. To my surprise, DuckDuckGo replied with articles that do not contain the word "advisary", even thought I took the ...
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What are DuckDuckGo goodies?

I just discovered these cool looking 'goodies' on DuckDuckGo, but I have no idea how to use them, or what they are. Can someone enlighten me?
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Limit search results to a specific site with DuckDuckGo

Is it possible to limit the search to specific site using DDG? Much like site:*.co.uk on Google.
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