I’m trying out eww. I followed the instructions on this page, and there seems to be no mention of what might be going on. I’m not getting an error message. I’ve run eww RET <somekeyword> With a few different keywords, and I always see at the top: [untitled]: https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=thing, and at the bottom, contacting host: duckduckgo.com:443. I’ve waited for over two minutes, and my internet connection is fine.

What might be going wrong?

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The default search engine in emacs-w3m has now been update to duckduck/lite because of this problem. Either update your emacs-w3m package or try searching by using the explicitly URL https://duckduckgo.com/lite.

  • I am uncertain how to do either. Does (1) emacs have a package manager from which I update things, (2) it is unclear how to change the url Oct 31, 2019 at 13:29
  • I have entered duckduckgo.com/lite, it is not resolving. Oct 31, 2019 at 13:30
  • i also have this issue. duckduckgo.com/lite also doesn't resolve. but when i load a searx instance, it works.
    – mooseface
    Mar 15 at 9:49

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