Hello everyone!! I usally am a DuckDuckGo search user because when I started using Garuda, Searx wouldn't seem to work at all. Well, I'm at the library and when I clicked the "Login to Wifi" button it opened FireDragon instaed of my usual Firefox and I didn't notice. I was searching this and that and suddenly noticed the address bar said searx.garudalinux.org/xxxxx. So, way to go whoever it is working on Searx and to anyone who's been around a while and not using searx, it's gotten quite usable. Should at least give it a try.
EDIT: It also gives the dates of the links which is something I often wish DDG would do.
It might be worth noting that we use a fork of SearX called SearxNG:
Which reads like:
Reworked (and still simple) theme:
Usable on desktop, tablet and mobile.
Light and dark versions (available in the preferences).
Right-to-left language support.
The translations are up to date, you can contribute on Weblate
The preferences page has been updated:
Browse which engines are reliable or not.
Engines are grouped inside each tab.
Each engine has a description.
Thanks to the anonymous metrics, it is easier to report malfunctioning engines, so they get fixed quicker
Turn off metrics on the server if you don’t want them recorded.
Administrators can block and/or replace the URLs in the search results
If I simply do that, the search terms in the address bar do not get passed over. It sends it as POST by default so I don't see the right syntax either. Tried putting "%s" in the POST and that didn't work either.
Searx is definitely nice but nothing gives me anywhere near the accuracy of Google unfortunately. I’d use Whoogle if it wasn’t so slow compared to Google. Shame there isn’t an alternative that is as accurate with the results but also privacy friendly.