Windows 10: Random Tabs Created With Firefox and Duck Duck Go

Discus and support Random Tabs Created With Firefox and Duck Duck Go in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I use Firefox as my Browser and Duck Duck Go as my Search Engine. Sometimes, when my fingers go wonkers with the touchpad and the pointer; one of the... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by RaymondWindoz10, May 5, 2019.

  1. Random Tabs Created With Firefox and Duck Duck Go


    I use Firefox as my Browser and Duck Duck Go as my Search Engine.

    Sometimes, when my fingers go wonkers with the touchpad and the pointer; one of the tabs will develop a mind of its own and slide across the window to create a new page.

    When I was using Google Chrome, I had to have my finger on the touchpad and slide my tab to the end, to create a new page.

    But, now my tabs have a life of their own.

    Previously, all I had to do was move to the new page and slide the tab to the far right or left and it would return to the previous window.

    But that will not work for me since I have installed Firefox and DDG. I was assuming it was a problem with FF, but it might be DDG. The tabs stop at the end.

    I can't return the tabs back to the previous window. Yeah, I can always read the content and then close out the new page, but that is not what I want to do. Especially, if I am referencing something and have to switch from one window to the next. It is annoying.

    I have tried yelling at it, but that has not worked either.

    Can I slide a tab to the side and return it to the original page, as I was doing in GChrome ?

    Am I missing something ?

    Or, am I stuck with the new page, when my fingers go wild ?

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    By the way, is Opera better than Firefox ?

    I have heard good things about it.

    Apparently, they have a built in ad/ popup screener that FF does not have?

    Are their any browsers that have built in virus protection ( except Windows and Defender) and built in ad/popup prevention ? It might be better than FF, which I think is better than Google Chrome.

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    Currently I am using Firefox, Duck Duck Go, Adblock Plus and Google Ghostery.
    As well as CCleaner, Malwarebytes and Defender.
    Is there anything better? Anything else I should consider?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    RaymondWindoz10, May 5, 2019
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  2. Callender Win User

    Duck Duck Go and Tor versus Google Chrome and Yahoo


    I'm using Vivaldi (Chrome variant)

    Search via search box drop down list:



    Random Tabs Created With Firefox and Duck Duck Go [​IMG]

    Or else highlight text and right click for options:



    Random Tabs Created With Firefox and Duck Duck Go [​IMG]
     
    Callender, May 5, 2019
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  3. Duck Duck Go and Tor versus Google Chrome and Yahoo


    Okay.........I added DDG as my search engine to open as a new tab.
    When I right click on new tab I get the DDG search engine but I get a page with a little duck in the middle.
    Then, I have to hit the duck to expand him to get the search box
    Can I do something to make it expand with the search box open when I hit the new tab function?
     
    RaymondWindoz10, May 5, 2019
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  4. Random Tabs Created With Firefox and Duck Duck Go

    Duck Duck Go and Tor versus Google Chrome and Yahoo


    I downloaded Firefox and it is working quite well.

    Firefox and Duck Go Go are my new setup.


    It took about 3,4 hours to download everything and get it set up the way I liked it.

    Then, I spent the last week tweaking everything. I thought I would never get it the way I wanted.

    A few differences.....no bookmark bars, I have to pin tabs....but same results.

    I went to settings for FF and finally figured out how to set up the page, eliminating thumbnails and previous pages that I loaded and 'sponsored suggestions' from advertisers.


    It does not have the news and weather on the front page that I like, but FF is much smaller than yahoo or Google and part of its attraction to me. They are like the renegades of the IT community.

    It might be my imagination but it seems to load new pages faster.

    I feel like a rebel now that I am using it. Maybe I'll grow my hair past my ears and hang out at Starbucks with my iPhone now.......lol
     
    RaymondWindoz10, May 5, 2019
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