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Old Jan 13, 2021, 06:44 AM   #31
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I'll give that one a shot, thanks!
Make sure you explore all the features like fireproofing websites etc. It's been great for me so far.
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 10:28 AM   #32
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I know there's a duckduckgo browser for mobile, but I haven't seen one for desktop. Just the site (duckduckgo.com) search engine. Am I missing something?
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 10:39 AM   #33
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I know there's a duckduckgo browser for mobile, but I haven't seen one for desktop. Just the site (duckduckgo.com) search engine. Am I missing something?
I use it primarily on mobile, but I'm pretty sure the tracking protections are built in to the desktop use search engine through the extension.
https://spreadprivacy.com/announcing-global-privacy-control/#:~:text=DuckDuckGo%20Privacy%20Essentials%20Desktop%20Browser%20Extension&text=Once%20installed%2C% 20click%20the%20extension's,%22%20section%2C%20enable%20the%20setting.
That has the DL links for desktop extension and mobile apps...

Sorry, old man didn't think of that earlier

edit: link won't paste properly?? I don't know why ...
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 01:11 PM   #34
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I use it primarily on mobile, but I'm pretty sure the tracking protections are built in to the desktop use search engine through the extension.
https://spreadprivacy.com/announcing-global-privacy-control/#:~:text=DuckDuckGo%20Privacy%20Essentials%20Desktop%20Browser%20Extension&text=Once%20installed%2C% 20click%20the%20extension's,%22%20section%2C%20enable%20the%20setting.
That has the DL links for desktop extension and mobile apps...

Sorry, old man didn't think of that earlier

edit: link won't paste properly?? I don't know why ...
Thanks brutha. I already use the browser extension in MS Edge, plus the search engine exclusively. Haven't touched Google or Bing in quite some time.
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 01:15 PM   #35
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Thanks brutha. I already use the browser extension in MS Edge, plus the search engine exclusively. Haven't touched Google or Bing in quite some time.
That's the direction I'm rapidly heading in ...
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 03:11 PM   #36
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edit: link won't paste properly?? I don't know why ...
It's a limitation that allows so many consecutive characters [EDIT: I counted; it's 100 consecutive characters]. A space is injected, breaking the URL.

Observe:............................................................................................ .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ............................................................................

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Old Jan 13, 2021, 04:03 PM   #37
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It's a limitation that allows so many consecutive characters [EDIT: I counted; it's 100 consecutive characters]. A space is injected, breaking the URL.

Observe:............................................................................................ .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ............................................................................
Ah, it's not me then lol. Thanks
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Old Jan 15, 2021, 12:34 AM   #38
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I still use Google. It helps me find what I am looking for the quickest. Bing always frustrates me whenever I use it, since it doesn't seem to pull up the most relevant results or organize its results in the most convenient format.

How is DuckDuckGo in comparison to Google and Bing?
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I still use Google. It helps me find what I am looking for the quickest. Bing always frustrates me whenever I use it, since it doesn't seem to pull up the most relevant results or organize its results in the most convenient format.

How is DuckDuckGo in comparison to Google and Bing?
I had the same frustrations with Bing that you do, and don't even try to use it any more.

The majority of my Duckduckgo usage is on mobile devices, but I haven't had any frustrations with it as far as search results go. The disclaimer is that I don't search that often lol. A piece of equipment here and there, locations for hiking/camping and such.
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no problems with duckie here. If you're eager to know exactly, then try it out yourself.
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I still use Google. It helps me find what I am looking for the quickest. Bing always frustrates me whenever I use it, since it doesn't seem to pull up the most relevant results or organize its results in the most convenient format.

How is DuckDuckGo in comparison to Google and Bing?
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I had the same frustrations with Bing that you do, and don't even try to use it any more.

The majority of my Duckduckgo usage is on mobile devices, but I haven't had any frustrations with it as far as search results go. The disclaimer is that I don't search that often lol. A piece of equipment here and there, locations for hiking/camping and such.
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no problems with duckie here. If you're eager to know exactly, then try it out yourself.
Ditto. No issues with DDG other than the results formatting is pushed to the left side of the screen circa 2002.

I still use Google for most of my searching, but the political filter is annoying.
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