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#1 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Add custom Search method » 2018-05-03 06:40:30

It's fairly easy to change Epic to use DuckDuckGo as your default search engine (when you search from the omni bar).

These instructions are for Mac version 63.0.3239.108. I'm sure it's possible in Windows too.

1. Download a hex editor. I used iHex.
2. Open the Applications folder in Finder
3. Right-click on Epic.app and select Show Package Contents
4. Go to Contents/Versions/<version>/Epic Framework.framework/Versions/A/
5. Right-click on Epic Framework and select Open With.../Other... and select your hex editor
6. Search for: pno=
7. Replace:

//epicsearch.in/search?pno=1&q=

With:

//duckduckgo.com/?g=12323423&q=

8. Save, close and reopen Epic.

Note that the g=12323423 in the replacement url is simply to make it the same length as the original. It's important that the replacement string is exactly the same length.

DuckDuckGo is now your default search engine!

#2 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » epic is not working on mac Sierra » 2016-10-10 00:39:35

Turning off the proxy works great for websites that are not search engines. But a huge percentage of using a browser is searching for stuff and clicking on it.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add the option to turn off proxy for searching. Every time the proxies are down (hundreds of times a year), I have to use another browser. I really want to use only Epic.

Thanks.

#3 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Allow changing default search engine » 2015-08-15 06:21:05

no.name wrote:

So what about startpage.com aka Ixquick.com?
I think the are using the same concept as you do.

You could replace it with whatever search engine you like, but it looks like startpage doesn't use query parameters for search (they use POST body for more security).

#4 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Make forums unmoderated » 2015-08-11 15:50:48

ThinkingStiff
Replies: 2

The admins visit about once every couple of weeks at the most. I understand this is volunteer project, so this is not a complaint about how much time you devote to the forums.

But with that in mind, it would be more useful if the forums were unmoderated, so we could more actively ask and answer without delay.

Thanks.

#5 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Allow changing default search engine » 2015-08-09 08:10:53

These instructions are for mac. I'm sure it's possible on Windows too.

1. Download a hex editor. I used iHex.
2. Open the Applications folder in Finder
3. Right-click on Epic.app and select Show Package Contents
4. Go to Contents/Versions/<version>/Epic Framework.framework/
5. Right-click on Epic Framework and select Open With.../Other... and select your hex editor
6. Search for epicsearch
7. Replace:

//www.epicsearch.in/search?pno=1&q={searchTerms}

With:

//duckduckgo.com/?g=123234232344&q={searchTerms}

8. Save, close and reopen Epic.

Note that the g=123234232344 in the replacement url is simply to make it the same length as the original.

DuckDuckGo is now your default browser!

#6 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » How to change the default search engine to duckduckgo » 2015-08-09 08:02:02

ThinkingStiff
Replies: 0

These instructions are for mac. I'm sure it's possible on Windows too.

1. Download a hex editor. I used iHex.
2. Open the Applications folder in Finder
3. Right-click on Epic.app and select Show Package Contents
4. Go to Contents/Versions/<version>/Epic Framework.framework/
5. Right-click on Epic Framework and select Open With.../Other... and select your hex editor
6. Search for epicsearch
7. Replace:

//www.epicsearch.in/search?pno=1&q={searchTerms}

With:

//duckduckgo.com/?g=123234232344&q={searchTerms}

8. Save, close and reopen Epic.

Note that the g=123234232344 in the replacement url is simply to make it the same length as the original.

DuckDuckGo is now your default browser!

#7 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Allow changing default search engine » 2015-08-05 07:37:01

alok wrote:

Unfortunately to add duckduckgo would be endorsing them and we can't do that.  We have had conversations with them about their privacy and it was insufficient for us to support them or work with them and maintain our commitment to privacy.

In what ways is their privacy insufficient? That's their whole mission, like yours. Seems like it would be a perfect fit.

This is the single most painful thing about Epic Browser to me.

#8 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Allow turning off proxy for search » 2015-05-31 06:14:35

ThinkingStiff
Replies: 1

I appreciate defaulting search engines to the proxy, but when it's down, it means I have to use another browser.

Please allow me to turn it off.

Thanks.

#9 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Allow changing default search engine » 2015-05-31 06:12:50

ThinkingStiff
Replies: 8

I love the Epic Browser and use it as my default as much as possible. I've donated twice to support its development. But one's search engine choice, like one's browser choice, is very personal. Being forced to use a specific search engine is painful.

Please allow us to change the default search engine.

If epicsearch is a source of income, you could make this a paid feature. It's worth paying for.

Thanks.

#10 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » 1Password Support » 2015-05-31 06:04:36

ThinkingStiff
Replies: 3

Long time user, first time poster.

Please add 1Password support. It's an extremely popular password application.

Thank you.

#11 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » 1Password Support » 2015-05-31 06:03:35

ThinkingStiff
Replies: 0

Long time user, first time poster.

Please add 1Password support. It's an extremely popular password application.

Thank you.

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