Adding DuckDuckGo as a search service in Sleipnir


Since Sleipnir is absent from DuckDuckGo’s list of browsers that include it as a search option, I wanted to share how to add DuckDuckGo to Sleipnir’s Search/Address bar as a new search service. It’s quite fast and easy.

  1. Open Sleipnir’s Preferences and go to the Search tab.
  2. Click Add.
  3. A pane will drop down. In the Search Service text field, enter DuckDuckGo. In the Address field, enter In the Search Shortcut field, enter the shortcut you prefer (I used d). It should appear as follows:

DuckDuckGo and Sleipnir


Unfortunately, DuckDuckGo can’t be added to the options available in the Web Search drop-down menu (as usual, they are Google, Yahoo and Bing), but once you add DuckDuckGo as a search service, performing a search from the browser’s Search/Address bar is fast anyway — you just enter the shortcut followed by a space and the search keyword(s). (For example: d apple)

Ddg sleipnir 2

Even better, once you add a search service in Sleipnir, the application assigns a keyboard shortcut to it (⌘-4 in my case, as you can see in the figure above), so when you press that keyboard shortcut, Sleipnir will open the DuckDuckGo main page a new tab.

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