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  • Belfrager
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Qwant search engine
I've been using Qwant as my default search engine.

I like it's "freshness" and a certain feel that search results are not being so biased as with google.

As to "respect your privacy" I don't know but I think that maybe an European and very specially French search engine will be less invasive than an American and more respectful of fundamental liberties.



A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: Qwant search engine
Reply #1
Can Qwant refer to other search engines? This is the feature I like about DDG, where they are called !Bang searches. For example:
!g for Google
!w for Wikipedia
!m for Google Maps
!yt for Youtube
!imdb for IMDB
etc.

This way you can set up a single search engine in the browser and use the rest by !Bang.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Qwant search engine
Reply #2
It's also a one of the reasons I've been using DDG. I may not necessarily have chosen exactly the same shortcuts, but put the default search in a random foreign browser to DDG and you're up and rolling.

But yeah, Qwant does that too.

  • Belfrager
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Re: Qwant search engine
Reply #3
Can Qwant refer to other search engines?

Yes, it has a feature they call Qwick search:
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Qwick allows you to get a direct research to many specific websites. By adding the symbol '&' or '!' followed by the name of your favorite website (e.g. Amazon), you immediately have access to the result.

For Google: &g
For Estonian Wikipedia: &w.ee
etc.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: Qwant search engine
Reply #4
Here's another search engine: searx.me
Each search result is given as a direct link to the respective site, rather than a tracked redirect link as used by Google. In addition, when available, these direct links are accompanied by "cached" and/or "proxied" links that allow viewing results pages without actually visiting the sites in question. The "cached" links point to saved versions of a page on archive.org, while the "proxied" links allow viewing the current live page via a searx-based web proxy. In addition to the general search, the engine also features tabs to search within specific domains: files, images, IT, maps, music, news, science, social media, and videos.

Update: This one is blocked at my work, so it must be good :)
  • Last Edit: 2020-04-15, 11:51:45 by ersi

  • Belfrager
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Re: Qwant search engine
Reply #5
you should try this one Ecosia. they say they plant a tree for each search you do. C'mon I want a forest around my house.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: Qwant search engine
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you should try this one Ecosia. they say they plant a tree for each search you do. C'mon I want a forest around my house.
Fantastic! On that page you can see how many trees we already have.

  • Barulheira
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Re: Qwant search engine
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Trees and coronaviruses seem inversely related on the map. It must mean something.