#22485 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add non-javascript versions of DuckDuckGo to Omnibox

Reported by: f55jwk4f Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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Description

Add non-javascript versions of DuckDuckGo to Omnibox

Here's a patch. https://github.com/f55jwk4f/tor-browser/commit/23880b51686cef58f669592f76d0f4a1400116f0

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

WONTFIX, see #20809 for the reasoning.

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by f55jwk4f

I agree that the JS-required versions can provide a better search experience. But for those of us who have JS disabled, the versions that don't require redirection are faster. (sometimes up to a few seconds faster on my network) In my patch, I only added the non-JS versions as an alternative. The default is still the JS-required version. So those of us who disabled JS manually can change to the non-JS versions of DuckDuckGo.

Last edited 17 months ago by f55jwk4f (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by f55jwk4f

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

Replying to f55jwk4f:

I agree that the JS-required versions can provide a better search experience. But for those of us who have JS disabled, the versions that don't require redirection are faster. (sometimes up to a few seconds faster on my network) In my patch, I only added the non-JS versions as an alternative. The default is still the JS-required version. So those of us who disabled JS manually can change to the non-JS versions of DuckDuckGo.

Hm. It's pretty confusing to have three or four (if you want to do the same for the .onion search engine we ship) slightly different DuckDuckGo search engines shipped by default. I think adding the redirect-free one manually to your Tor Browser if you want it sounds not unreasonable to me. Especially as it stays in your profile when updating.

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