Duckduckgo has this feature where you can add a backslash before the search terms to get redirected to the best search directly.
E.g. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=\don't+look+up+cast goes to the imdb page directly.
Adding to this in this also works with a bang whithout a keyword
E.g. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=! don%27t+look+up+cast
I noticed this feature was marked as being done in the Feb 11, 2022 changelog, however the empty bang ! doesn't work as expected, it does (still) just return the search results:
However the backslash does act as a "I'm feeling lucky" shortcut.
@mikeX Leading empty bang (! some query) will be in next release. Currently just trailing empty bang works, i.e. some query !
! some query
some query !
z64 The leading empty bang works for me, it just gives me a different result than the trailing one O.o
! u202e: https://unicode-table.com/en/202E/
u202e !: https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/202e/index.htm
CWagner Thanks, will look into this.
CWagner This will be fixed in the next release.