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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: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:43:02 +0200

Dear anonymous "apatride":
I'm subscribed democraticaly to this mailing list same as you, I'm not
funded by you, and you are'nt funded by me.

Good luck.

El 28/03/16 a les 14:58, apatride ha escrit:
> Don't you feel that a version of Icecat without Google "services"
> included in its core would be safer for privacy too ?
> Are you funded by Google company directly or vicariously Narcis? Is the
> GnuZilla project in its whole ? Who is taking decisions in GnuZilla ? Is
> there some kind of democratic process involved in it ? Is GnuZilla part
> of the Gnu project ?
> So many essential questions, so hard to get answers so far...
> The html version of DDG is occupying all your thoughts... must be...
> On 24/03/2016 20:15, Narcis Garcia wrote:
>> 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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>>> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org
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