Tweet Bang! how to share a link quickly on Twitter using DuckDuckGo

It happens all the time: you’re reading a very interesting page and you think you should share it on Twitter. So all you want to do is to type your tweet, include the URI and post it. This should be very, very fast. Unfortunately, I often found that Twitter takes a load of time. Especially, if all you want is to tweet…

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Also see how to add DuckDuckGo as a search engine in Gnome Shell built-in web search.

Add Duck Duck Go as a search engine in Gnome Shell

Take one of the xml for DuckDuckGo in the OpenSearch standard, here’s mine:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="">
<Description>Encrypted Duck Duck Go with encrypted Google Suggest</Description>
<Image height="16" width="16" type="image/x-icon"></Image>
<Url type="text/html" method="get" template="{searchTerms}"/>
<Url type="application/x-suggestions+json" template="{searchTerms}"/>
<Url rel="suggestions" type="application/x-suggestions+xml" template="{searchTerms}&client=ie8&mw={ie:maxWidth}&sh={ie:sectionHeight}&rh={ie:rowHeight}&inputencoding={inputEncoding}&outputencoding={outputEncoding}"/>

and save as /usr/share/gnome-shell/search_providers/duckduckgo.xml for instance on Debian Wheezy. Now, refresh Gnome Shell (by doing alt+f2, ‘r’) and whenever you search for someting in the Shell’s Activity overview, you have the possibility to search the Web with DuckDuckGo.