I have been trying to find a solution for this problem for several months with zero results. I use duckduckgo search. No matter what I search for, or how I word it I get… (read more)
I have been trying to find a solution for this problem for several months with zero results.
I use duckduckgo search. No matter what I search for, or how I word it I get "results" from 3 - 5 websites (2 of which are usually amazon & youtube - even though I'm not shopping or looking for a video). None of the non-results are remotely relevant, but they are the only results I get... Duplicated... Until I hit the "no more results" brick wall. And speaking of youtube... When I am looking for a video (audiobooks usually) my "results" consist of 3 or 4 channels (always the same 3 or 4). I get several videos from each of the channels & duplicates of those same videos then I slam up against the "no more results" brick wall.
I've cleared caches & cookies & stored data. I've deleted search history, cleared search history, paused search history, etc... Those things produce no changes whatsoever. I searched (at a friend's house on her computer) for information. The results might or might not have been relevant. It involves inserting great huge heaps of java-script into my machine. In spite of being computer illiterate, I'm not stupid. So, no I didn't copy or paste any script or download anything.
Everything I know about computers I had to figure out for myself. The most important discovery I made is that the way computers function is perfectly logical - frequently unreasonable, but always logical. That's why although I am computer-illiterate, I'm not computer-dysfunctional. I've been able to make laptops, tablets & android phones do things the experts & professionals said were impossible. But if people try to explain stuff to me by speaking computer code, all I hear is whah, whah, whah (like in the way grownups talk in the Charlie Brown cartoons).
I sincerely appreciate any information or suggestions anyone can offer. Just give it to me in plain english. I'm an intelligent adult who grew up in a socially-insignificant school district.
Thanks in advance to all!