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Change the default search engine #661

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bepolymathe opened this Issue Aug 5, 2017 · 19 comments

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bepolymathe commented Aug 5, 2017

Expected behaviour

Possibility to change the default search engine when you "right click" --» "search text of the web"

Actual behaviour

It open text in duckduck go

Suggestion

Add other search engines that respect privacy... Startpage, Qwant, etc

@pbek pbek added the enhancement label Aug 5, 2017

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pbek commented Aug 5, 2017

Thank you for your suggestion.

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bepolymathe commented Aug 5, 2017

😃

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ron-popov commented Oct 1, 2017

I am currently working on this issue , what search engine should i add ?

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pbek commented Oct 1, 2017

Awesome. @ron-popov! I guess DuckDuckGo, Google, Bing and Yahoo would be plenty.
If you really want to go crazy you could also let the users add their own url... ;)

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bepolymathe commented Oct 2, 2017

Yes I would be great to add own url (qwant , startpage , ecosia, etc)

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pbek commented Oct 21, 2017

17.10.6

  • you can now select different search engines for searching text in notes in the
    General settings (for issue Issue #661,
    thank you @ron-popov)

@pbek pbek added this to the 17.10.6 milestone Oct 21, 2017

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bepolymathe commented Oct 21, 2017

Oh, thanks ;-)

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pbek commented Oct 21, 2017

@ron-popov did a great job!

There now is a new release, could you please test it and report if it works for you?

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ludenticus commented Oct 21, 2017

17.10.6 allows me to select search engine, and they work as intended. It's great to have this option. However, @bepolymathe was after some other privacy–oriented engines, such as startpage.

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pbek commented Oct 21, 2017

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ludenticus commented Oct 21, 2017

According to the startpage support center, the URL to their search engine is the following:

https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch?query=%s

Is this the kind of search URLs you need?

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ludenticus commented Oct 21, 2017

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bepolymathe commented Oct 22, 2017

Yes, it works very well! Thank you very much @ron-popov . DDG, Qwant and Startpages is a great cocktail for the user to choose from...
If we want to go further, another option, for more specific needs, would be to be able to directly complete a field with the desired URL. For example, I am an historian or economist and I have a search engine specific to my job... I could add it.
It would be useful to me, but I don't know if it's useful to everyone.

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pbek commented Oct 22, 2017

If we want to go further, another option, for more specific needs, would be to be able to directly complete a field with the desired URL

@bepolymathe, don't forget that you could do all that and more with the scripting engine... ;)

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bepolymathe commented Oct 22, 2017

Yes it's true; -) You're really going to make me work on this one day...

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pbek commented Oct 23, 2017

17.10.7

  • added new search engines Qwant and Startpage and reordered the list in the General settings
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pbek commented Oct 23, 2017

There now is a new release, could you please test it and report if it works for you?

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ludenticus commented Oct 23, 2017

Tested. Working

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pbek commented Oct 24, 2017

Great, thank you for testing!

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