DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

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gazzer
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DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby gazzer » Thu May 25, 2017 10:20 pm

Hi,
As of about a week ago, whenever I use LB for a DuckDuckGo search, the search page opens in Firefox, rather than my default browser, Safari.

This is regardless of whether Firefox is in the background, foreground or even when it hasn't been launched. LB will just open Firefox, and serve up the DDG search page.

I can confirm that the "default browser" check box is checked in Safari and unchecked in Firefox. Is this some kind of weird animal thing: foxes chasing ducks? If so, that's one crazy Easter egg!

Thanks,
Gary

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby mot » Thu May 25, 2017 10:34 pm

Yes, I’m seeing the same thing, and I haven’t seen it before. So I guess you are right with your “animal thing” theory :shock:

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby mot » Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 pm

I remembered that I updated to FF 53 or so only recently. (I don’t use that browser normally, just for testing webpage compatibility). And the pref page of FF gives me this (i.e. nothing):

Screenshot 2017-05-25 at 22.38.14.png


Not sure if it is related, and honestly I don’t see how it could be related to LB, but anyway.

– Tom

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby phlogiston » Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 am

Whatever is causing this, it appears to have been introduced by the 10.12.5 update. I just tested this before and after upgradingg and it behaved as expected on 10.12.4 and incorrectly on 10.12.5.

Weirdly, for me the problem is DDG searches always open in Safari, rather than Chrome or Safari Technology Preview…

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby mot » Sat May 27, 2017 12:40 pm

I guess it’s related to the ‘open location’ bug.

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby norbert » Sat May 27, 2017 1:23 pm

Yes, that's a bug introduced in macOS 10.12.5. We'll release an update soon that works around this bug.

gazzer
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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby gazzer » Sat May 27, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks! Looking forward to it.

Cheers,
Gary

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby andromac » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:58 pm

Hello, what's the status on that issue please?

Cheers,
Ch.

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby stuartspindlow » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:25 pm

I have use this search engine. Its open my default browser.

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Re: DuckDuckGo searches not opening in default browser

Postby mot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:35 pm

norbert wrote:Yes, that's a bug introduced in macOS 10.12.5. We'll release an update soon that works around this bug.


Seems to be fixed in 6.9. Thanks!


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