Description of the issue:
The DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension (hereafter DDGPE) makes it impossible to search from the address bar while in a private window.
If I type any single word in the address bar, it will automatically assume that what I’m typing is a URL and not a search term, unless my word includes a URL-forbidden character (e.g. the DuckDuckGo bang-syntax ‘!yt’ for youtube), in which case nothing happens and I remain on the same page I started on.
If I type multiple words, the latter also happens (since space is a URL-forbidden character).
This means that whenever I want to perform a search in a private window, I need to hit the home-button or the DDGPE drop-down menu first, and then search from there.
Now, I know this is caused by the search engine’s keyword, but since DDGPE controls the default search engine, I cannot set the keyword to ‘null’. And strangely this problem does not occur outside of private windows.
Steps to Reproduce and Actual Result
- Launch Brave
- Add DDGPE
- Open private window (Ctrl+Shift+N)
- Type a search term in address bar
5a. If your term is one word with no characters, Brave will try to connect to http://[search term]/
5b. If your term includes spaces or other characters, nothing will happen
Similarly to what happens outside of private windows, I would expect to connect to https://duckduckgo.com/?q=[search term]
Reproduces how often:
Operating System and Brave Version:
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Version 0.63.55 Chromium: 74.0.3729.131 (Official Build) (64-bit)