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How do I remove DuckDuckGo from the search options?

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DuckDuckGo magically installed itself after a FireFox upgrade and there is know apparent way to delete it from the browser. I did not install this and now cannot seem to delete it. I have tried about:config and keyword.url, but this is no longer available either. Any help would greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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hello booboo4961, DuckDuckGo is a reputable search engine and was added as one of the default choices in firefox 33.1 as it is more respectful of users' privacy than other industry competitors. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/11/10/celebrating-10-years-of-firefox-2/

firefox 34 changed the search interface quite a bit & at the moment there is no obvious way to remove search engines. what you could do is to enter chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul into the address bar and remove any search engines this way...

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Hi Phillip,

Thank you for your reply and explanation. It was very helpful and informative.

Brian

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Startpage does the same type of thing DDG does, however DDG I have found deliberately degrades sites; meaning that if THEY think the site is useless, and some are, then it will be deleted from searches. But, i have found that there are a lot of reputable sites that get removed fro DDG searches. Most likely with paid donations to do so.

Just an FYI on DDG