I use Google more than I do DDG, but I use DDG enough that I miss the DDG shortcuts quite a bit when using Google: I recommend spending more time with DDG. The !hn shortcut, for instance, is quite useful around here.
There is a Chrome extension that allow DDG searches while keeping Google as your default:
What I'd like to see is a DDG/Google search toggle, or a pop-up selector such as Firefox has.
I know it's sensitive business information but any information you can provide would be great.
But I made duckduckgo the default search engine in Opera almost a week ago!
C'mon guys, don't let me lead the way! (It's a scary thought)
Good PR piece, but I'm skeptical it'll translate to any extra traffic.
DDG was in Times 'The 50 Best Websites of 2011', now they show up in Opera. It does not seem to be so spectacular as being listed in Times, yet its gonna stay there for a long time, being one click away. It should translate to extra traffic in a long run.
Seems DDG is in a phase of building momentum which can take quite a long time and includes such (not so small) wins like these two.
defeats the intent and reputation of DuckDuckGo.
Btw, I'm a fan on DDG. It's slick and fun to use (although I still habitually go to Google still). Bad habit to break!
If not, why does Google Chrome ask you to pick Google, Bing or Yahoo at the first use?
I know this is hacker-news, but do you guys really have to get into this anti-big company behavior?
People seem so quick to cry wolf.
Also, they probably remember how microsoft was forced to carry a load of different browsers in EU and make WMP-free windows, so they take some steps to prevent that for themselves.
Also they used to disable this selector on per-country basis.