10 Interesting features in DuckDuckGo search engine
Nowadays, search engines are the only source for getting quick and easy access to vast sources of information on the Internet. They are used successfully for years by all who seek answer to a specific problem or issue. What many would remark on this topic is of course the fact that Google’s search engine has long since become synonymous with Internet search, because usually everyone does queries namely in Web search Google.com. Although it is the most popular, however, it is not be the only, as many already know. There are many other search engines, some of them offer excellent features and capabilities. One of the major search engines is DuckDuckGo reason to mention is that it offers some interesting features.
1. DuckDuckGo ensure privacy
When we use our Google.com search query we are always monitored because Google needs this information to make our future search results more personalized and relevant. But very often our queries reflect the personal and intimate details about ourselves (health symptoms, personal problems and so on) that we would prefer to keep secret. DuckDuckGo respects our privacy and the default does not track our searches.
You can view and customize privacy settings by clicking on the Options Button> Advanced Settings> Privacy.
2. You can save your settings in the cloud
DuckDuckGo allows you to keep your browser settings in the cloud through a password, by simply using the service Amazon S3. All you have to do is save the settings and enter a password. You can then load these settings on any other computer using the same password.
– Click on the icon with three horizontal lines on the right. Activate ‘Cloud Save’ by going to the ‘Advanced Settings’. On the right you will see the option ‘Cloud Save’.
– Click ‘Save Settings’, enter a password and press ‘Save’.
– To use these settings to another computer, simply go to Advanced Settings> ‘Load Settings’ and enter your password. Click ‘Load’ to activate the settings.
3. You can limit your search by region
You can change the settings of the region to customize your search results to a specific region. To do this, go to Advanced Settings> General> Region. Then select the region you want to limit your search results.
4. The search results are sorted by categories
This feature saves a lot of time.
5. Extracting information with fewer clicks
Whenever you search through DuckDuckGo, get immediate, short answer and you do not have to click to get information. This is a convenient feature that can save you time, especially when you just need a quick definition.
6. All search results are on one page
When using other search engines, usually the results of your query are displayed on several pages. About 90% of people, however, consider only the results that come out of the first page. If you are of those users will appreciate the fact that DuckDuckGo shows all the results of your search on one page.
7. You can opt out of ads
To disable the ads in your search results, click Advanced Settings> General> Advertisements> Off.
8. Search with !Bang
This feature is very useful in cases where very often you have to search for the same information. For example, if you are looking for new extensions for Firefox, which do certain things. When doing this, usually you enter ‘Firefox Add-ons’ on Google. True, you can set keyboard shortcuts for this but DuckDuckGo have embedded shortcuts. This type of search query will take you directly to the page extensions for Firefox and will execute your query. The list of supported !Bangs is quite long, but if you can not find the one you want, you can send them. !Bangs, you use most often will appear in the drop-down menu next to the search box, so you do not have to remember them.
9. Keyboard Shortcuts
DuckDuckGo offers many useful keyboard shortcuts, the best of which are ‘K’ and ‘J’, to view the results and ‘Enter’, to open the link. And if you enter ‘/’ before your application will open the first result in the preview window, Ctrl + Enter again will open the link in a new tab and so on. Click here for the full list.
10. You can change the appearance of search
You can change the appearance of DuckDuckGo to your liking. For this, go to Settings> Theme. Here you will find 6 different themes to choose from: Default, Basic, Contrast, Dark, Retro and Terminal. You can also change the font style, size, width of the page background, and so on. For this, go to Settings> Appearance. All changes are reflected immediately, but if you want to keep must click ‘Save and Exit’.http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2015/05/09/10-interesting-features-in-duckduckgo-search-engine/https://i2.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/szlifestyle-DuckDuckGo.jpg?fit=600%2C601https://i2.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/szlifestyle-DuckDuckGo.jpg?resize=150%2C150TECH NEWSDuckDuckGo,search engineNowadays, search engines are the only source for getting quick and easy access to vast sources of information on the Internet. They are used successfully for years by all who seek answer to a specific problem or issue. What many would remark on this topic is of course the...Esther R.Esther R.firstname.lastname@example.orgContributorEsther R. is a writer at szlifestyle.szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!