[SOLVED]How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

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[SOLVED]How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

Postby robert.thompson on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:21 am

How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

Thanks,

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Re: How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

Postby catweazel on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:30 am

robert.thompson wrote:How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

Type about:config in firefox's address bar. Filter for this keyword:
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keyword.URL

Type your own search query. I use google, so mine looks like this:
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https://www.google.com.au/search?q=
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Re: How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:34 am

Some distros include a custom search, usually DuckDuckGo and Yahoo Search, in the default web browser. Whenever you make a search with that custom search, your distro will get a small money.

One trick I've learned with DuckDuckGo is that, if you want to use Google search on DDG, you just need to use "!g" before the search term. Similarly, use "!b" or "!y" if you want to use Bing or Yahoo search, and "!i" to use Google images search.

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Re: How do I get rid of duck duck go in Firefox?

Postby robert.thompson on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:36 am

Thanks people, it's gone!
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