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Duck Duck Go has been eliminated but keeps coming back

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache. I have set the ho… (læs mere)

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache.

I have set the homepage to https://startpage.com (SP,) I have removed the extension Duck Duck Go (DDG.) When starting FF it opens SP, but when I click on the new tab (+) it opens DDG. The trouble-shooting information below says that DDG is Enabled, but I have removed it and the extension is not listed in the Add-Ons manager.

I have set FF > Preferences > Home > ...New Windows and Tabs > Homepage and New Windows > Custom URLs... > https://startpage.com/ ...New Tabs > Firefox Home (Default)

Why is FF reverting to DDG? Where is DDG coming from? Can I stop/disable DDG from appearing?

Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 84.0 Build ID: 20201211215739 Distribution ID: canonical User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0 OS: Linux 5.8.0-33-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 9 09:14:40 UTC 2020 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Fission Windows: 0/1 Disabled by default Remote Processes: 10 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Missing Safe Mode: false

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... Name: DuckDuckGo Type: extension Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: ddg@search.mozilla.org ... Name: Startpage.com — Private Search Engine Type: extension Version: 1.3.0 Enabled: true ID: {20fc2e06-e3e4-4b2b-812b-ab431220cada}


Neofetch: OS: Ubuntu 20.10 x86_64 Host: N141CU Kernel: 5.8.0-33-generic Uptime: 7 mins Packages: 2313 (dpkg), 9 (snap) Shell: bash 5.0.17 Resolution: 2560x1440 DE: GNOME 3.38.1 WM: Mutter WM Theme: Yaru-dark Theme: Yaru-dark [GTK2/3] Icons: ubuntu-mono-dark [GTK2/3] Terminal: gnome-terminal CPU: Intel i7-10510U (8) @ 4.900GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics Memory: 3300MiB / 15700MiB

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Source Firefox Developer Edition

Summary Stopped working

Date ‎18/‎11/‎2020 08:59

Status Report sent

Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Firefox Developer Edition\firefox.exe

Problem signature Problem Event Name: BEX64 Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 84.0.0.7625 Application Timestamp: 5fb2ff14 Fault Module Name: StackHash_ac46 Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0 Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000 Exception Offset: PCH_78_FROM_ntdll+0x000000000009C8F4 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Data: 0000000000000008 OS Version: 10.0.19041.2.0.0.256.48 Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: ac46 Additional Information 2: ac462b2fd07cc853b652b5104a1cf381 Additional Information 3: 7eba Additional Information 4: 7eba02d16b529d1dadfdb18b9d2da9b8

Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: 845348ebf4affc3e570d018771269f89 (1660985518800150409)

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I feel as though the clicking of any of those alternate search engine options is enough to establish intent by the user and should act as a submit button for the request. The only "advantage" this new functionality allows for is a select-first, query-after approach, which I find uncommon.

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