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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat, default DuckDuckGo engine and search region s

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat, default DuckDuckGo engine and search region settings
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:15:28 +0100

html version of DDG is safer for privacy; default version puts some
tracking data in your browser such as saved preferences.

I feel that Icecat has no difference in this question from its
programming code; the difference is in default search engines selecion.

El 24/03/16 a les 16:14, Habs ha escrit:
> re: Icecat 38.5.0 on Slackware 14.1 32bit
> Hi everyone
> This is about Icecat and DuckDuckGo search and the respecting of search
> region (and I presume some other things not as yet noticed).
> If I search from the address bar and/or search bar at the top of
> Icecat, then the results returned do not seem to reflect the 'priority'
> of the previously saved DDG search region setting. The search bar that
> then appears in the results webpage, does not show the region flag.
> In Mozilla Firefox, that issue does not exist and the search results do
> appear to reflect the preferred search region settings and the search
> bar at the top of the results displays the chosen regions flag.
> Checking in 'about:config' on Icecat and Firefox, I could not discern
> any obvious differences between the two that could be a cause.
> What I have noticed is that Icecat, on pressing enter to search in the
> address bar or the search bar, returns the results and the address bar
> entry resembles: https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=.... - note the 'html'.
> FF returns: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=
> If I browse to the DDG page: https://duckduckgo.com  and type my search
> in that search bar on the webpage (as opposed to the address/sear bar
> search) then the results returned (and the appropriate flag) are
> respecting the search region preference.
> It appears that something is different when using the address and
> search bars.
> I am unable to affect this with various settings changes I have
> [blindly] tried and cannot spot obvious differences between FF (where it
> works as expected) and Icecat.
> It did 'work' when I downloaded a different DDG search engine which was
> DDG Blue - it seemed to me to be just a theme change, but it worked.
> Yet again, I could not spot any differences which I could use in the
> default engine.
> My knowledge is limited, but I am enjoying Icecat as for one reason, it
> appears on my machine to be much faster and performant than FF.
> I am just looking for ideas to identify where I can affect this
> behaviour [to respect the region and possibly other settings] as I tend
> to use the address and search bars a lot.
> If someone is aware of this or has any ideas, I'd like to hear about
> them.
> Thank you
> Habs
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