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Install DuckDuckGo on Your Web Browser

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that emphasizes on the privacy of Internet users. Its principles are simple. Personal information, such as the IP address and browser signature of the users, are not recorded/tracked in this browser. It also provides more relevant and qualitative results. In this article you will learn how to set DuckDuckGo.com as your default homepage and search engine:

Google Chrome

To set DuckDuckGo as homepage, open Google Chrome and go to DuckDuckGo homepage. Now, click Customize and control Google Chrome menu > Settings. Under On startup, select Open a specific page. Next, click on Use current pages.

To set DuckDuck as a default search provider, click on the Use in Chrome button:

Next, click on Add to Chrome:

Click on OK to install your new search engine:

Click Customize and control Google Chrome menu> Settings. Scroll to the Search section > Manage search engines. Select DuckDuckGo > Make default:


Open Firefox and go to the this URL.

Click on Download Now and install the DuckDuckGo Plus extension:

Internet Explorer

Open IE and go to homepage. Click on Use in IE:

Tick to make it as your default search provider checkbox and click on Add:

Safari - Mac OS X and iOS

On Mac OS X, Open Safari and click on the Safari menu > Preferences > General. Then, cllick on the Default search engine menu and select DuckDuckGo. The procedure for iOS is available on here.

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