It would be good if brave search had a bing fallback feature along with google fallback. It can then either mix results with bing, google, brave search index if the your has turned ON all three or just bing fallback like google fallback.
These settings should also be present and controlled from the upper right search settings menu. Also WDP On/Off settings should also be present on brave search settings along with brave browser settings menu for users of brave search on brave browser.
More UI/UX control with thr user will appreciated. For UI it can be like brave search thme can be grey along with white and black. Or font size control.
For UX some other stuff.
Check ddg or other search engines on how they have greater control with the user.
4.) Anonymous view:-
An anonymous view of websites which open a screenshot preview or cache for privacy view. It can also be useful for paywall websites. The search engine opens the articles from their server instead of user (if user opts-in) to preserve privacy of user by opening less private sites.
Currently swisscows and startpage have it
4.) Feedback from Merriam webster does nor work properly. If type in ‘pluck’ it does not give any meaning out as I need to type in ‘pluck meaning’ for the feedback feature to work.
On google for example it work directly by typing in ‘pluck’.
Brave search should know that when a user types in a non-repitive word meaning he tryping to look it up its meaning.
5.) Onion site problems
When I am using brave search via its onion address then it has a few problems. Mainly the onion site cannot be saved in firefox (tor browser) search menu. It automatically reverts back to normal brave search (non-onion). It is not possible for it save like ddg. Ddg can both be saved onion and non-onion site at the same time in tor browser.
When using the brave search onion, it starts displaying some site addresees via its onion URL like brave.com will braveabcdxyz.onion in the wikipedia widget. But as the brave onion addresses has large letters the onion URL goes out of the wikipedia box in the top right corner.
@Mattches Do pass on my feedback if you see it was good.
I actually didn’t know about the dictionary available with Brave Search. In the quote below I did not understand at all the “pluck” reference. When I type pluck or pluck meaning (with or without quotes) in the search bar it brings up various dictionary results for the meaning of the word pluck. lol Obviously, I must be doing something wrong! Any hints?
I did find !mw and !camd from What !bangs can I use in Brave Search? which I hadn’t really looked at before I started trying to look for Help Center topics on search and pluck references… I actually like using the bangs, especially !mw, less typing than pluck.
I do have an issue with Brave Search enabling Anonymous local results after I disable on exiting and reopening the browser. I guess it is because it saves that setting in history/cookies, ditto with Open links in new tabs in Search Settings. I always clear history/cache when I exit Brave. I wish they would make these permanent, default toggles for Brave Search instead. I hate having to change these each time I close and open Brave.
+1 to item number 4 above. Brave search should offer anonymous view (like Startpage). Also, it should allow us to switch from GET requests to POST requests, which do not include your search terms in the URL. Startpage and DuckDuckGo have this option.