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Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 15th, 2017, 2:15 pm

Will the search engine default bug be cleared up next go-'round?

frg
 
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Post Posted February 16th, 2017, 5:05 am

Yes. Its fixed for 2.47 (which won't be released) and up.

Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 16th, 2017, 6:40 am

Maybe there's a hilarious story behind the DuckDuckGo coup?...

frg
 
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Post Posted February 16th, 2017, 9:31 am

Not really. DuckDuckGo is the Default Search Engine for SeaMonkey. A Mozilla update removed the default search engine and linked it to the current search engine. A bug was filed and a workaround in both the bug and release notes provided. Bug not important enough to fix it fast for 2.46 with the available manpower. Bug finally fixed. End of story.

Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 16th, 2017, 10:15 am

Didn't mean to sound glib -- I had never seen that search engine. My choice used to be AltaVista.
I appreciate all the hard work that keeps the legacy of Netscape alive. Thanks!

DN123ABC
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:14 am

That "DuckDuckGo" thing stinks! At first, I thought some spyware had crept in. Was this a bug, or on purpose?

Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:38 am

"Known Issues
This list covers some of the known problems with SeaMonkey 2.46. Please read this before reporting any new bugs.

Setting the default search engine no longer works. This is tracked in (bug 1265881). One workaround is to open the sidebar, change the search engine there and then also immediately do a search there to set it...."

libertyernie
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 11:43 am

DN123ABC wrote:Was this a bug, or on purpose?


It was on purpose. Change was actually made in late 2015: Bug 1190185

Anonymosity
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Why not just use the search bar? Whatever search engine you have selected will be used there. I have not seen any evidence of a default search engine there in quite some time.

Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 1:25 pm

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Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 5:56 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckDuckGo

"...DuckDuckGo positions itself as a search engine that puts privacy first and as such it does not store IP addresses, does not log user information and uses cookies only when needed. Weinberg states "By default, DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. That is our privacy policy in a nutshell." However, they do maintain logs of all search terms used.[45]..."

frg
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 6:16 am

While I still use google mostly I also use DuckDuckGo more and more. The google results become more and more useless. Regional search results in the wrong language only useful if you are a mindless shopping drone.

FRG

Johnfull
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 6:37 am

It's good to have choices!

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