Can't make duckduckgo.com my default search engine
I have type the line https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s&t=oen to create a new search engine, Keyword d, but it does not move to the upper section to make it default. I have also installed duckduckgo as extension.
I guess i have to modify the code of Opera? . I'm using
Version: 20.0.1387.82 - Opera is up to date
Update stream: Stable
System: Mac OS X 10.8.5 64-bit
There's no way to make it default yet.
there is a duckduckgo extension for opera, i've never tried it, but it might be what you're looking for. and there's an extension called ultimatesearch where you can use duckduckgo as an hotkey
The Duckduckgo extension for Opera was last updated in 2011 (during Opera's Presto era), so I strongly doubt it's compatible with Blink Opera versions.
duckduckgo says its updated to work for opera 15. so it might work for 20(?).
ultimatesearch says its last update was Jan. 29, 2014.
Fascinating! If you follow this link, you get almost an identical-looking page with a January 2011 last-update date for the extension: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/duckduckgo/
Methinks life with 2 kinds of Opera is getting more confusing by the day...
lol, with 3 versions for pc we should call it `the 3 tenors'.
It is really bad that I can't make my own searches the default without an add-in...
Opera team, please look into that!
Opera limited the number of defaut engines to five because of concern that malware was hikacking users to unsafe sites.
This has been discussed in multiple threads. You might want to research the forum instead of posting a duplicate thread. For the moment, you can type a d in front of your search from the main address bar.
Or, go the extension route, there duckduckgo extensions for Blink. They were approved by Opera as providing needed functionality for the blink browser (which Opera 22 is) ,so just click on Get Extensions from the main menu of Opera 22 and try a DDG extension. For example, here's a DDG extension. https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/duckduckgo-for-opera-2/?display=en
I see the last update was July 25, 2013, so it was done in the last year.
Finally, you can select the Disconnect Search extension (from the Opera add-on site). DuckDuckGo is one of their five default search engines, and with Disconnect Search, if you select DuckDuckgo, you can search with it from the main Opera Address Bar (making unnecessary your typing the D. Also Disconnect searches even with Google, and Bing are safer, because the search query is no longer traceable to you -- or so reviews of this extension (and its developers) seem to say. Only problem with that approach for ddg right now is the Image search with DuckDuckGo isn't working. They say they are looking into that and will fix it. Otherwise, the DDG search, without the image search, works. The image search is working for them with their other search engines.