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Give the option to use DuckDuckGo as Browser search engine

asked 2014-08-17 01:35:49 +0200

midnightoil gravatar image

updated 2017-11-14 13:38:09 +0200

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I realise the Browser (and all other core apps) remains extremely basic at the moment, but perhaps the very simple option of adding DuckDuckGo (as a default option or manually) could be done.

Jolla claim to be for privacy and security, yet the default search engine is Google and the other two are Yahoo & Bing. All 3 collect and collate user data, personal information, search results and share all this information with a multitude of third parties (commercial and governmental). DuckDuckGo do none of that.

edit 13.11.2017:
still not present in sfos 2.1.3.
Other threads are as dup, or not talk about it specifically. DDG is missed definitively.
One should be chosen, and that's this one.
Please no tinker things in release... (ref)

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And there is a pull request at https://github.com/sailfishos/sailfish-browser/pull/139

Tanghus ( 2014-08-17 07:49:37 +0200 )edit

not a duplicate. one is for the more than one search engine, the other has a tinkered solution. an other one is released without the satisfaction to a ddg. then it's reopened

cemoi71 ( 2017-11-13 15:45:28 +0200 )edit
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Sure, if you prefer to have a new question for every single search engine, instead of one for all of them. Not like there's any use in splitting it up like that, other than inflating the list of questions, but oh well.

null ( 2017-11-13 15:56:49 +0200 )edit

no! i saw all are wether as dup or released, or with a tinkered solution. then i took just one of the dup and turn as non dup. better as all other which are unacceptable ;-)

cemoi71 ( 2017-11-13 16:33:55 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-11-13 16:39:06 +0200

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updated 2017-11-13 16:41:50 +0200

Ahoi,

Openrepos has the "Search engines for Sailfish Browser". Works like charm, and never experienced any problem with that.

Cheers.

Edit: Oh, and better thank CodeRus for that, he has been the shiny knight of rescue many, many times for me since N9 was released. I'm sure he pretty well knows what he's doing.

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So there is a workaround. Still no answer on why Jolla supports and promotes Google. See, I'd use Jolla 95% out of principle. If Jolla can't have faith in alternative solutions being equally good or better than the market dominating players how to ever change the status quo?

vandersmash ( 2017-11-14 11:50:05 +0200 )edit
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since duckduckgo has their servers in usa i dont see it as a viable alternative at all. i simply use the web search of my choice - which is metager - as browser startpage.

kaktux ( 2017-11-14 12:18:47 +0200 )edit
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