The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!

Who's Online Now
11 members (fonz8261, dunfire, 5253chevyman, David C., dougs, 1 invisible), 213 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Cost of server change
#1353379 Sat Apr 04 2020 11:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,564
Shop Shark
I would like to get away from the data gathering of google and switch to Duck Duck Go but have had no luck with the self help approach. Have a private computer store 15 miles away or a Geek Squad 25 miles away. Any idea what a smart person would charge a dummy with a windows 10 to do server change? Thanks;

Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353390 Sun Apr 05 2020 12:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,911
Worker Bee
Hopefully someone can help.

We'd like to get away from Google also. They have really changed over the weeks and we don't like it. Have worked on not using the "google term" when meaning "search." It's a start.

We're looking into Duck but haven't gotten very far. A concerned about starting yet another change. At least not until we have a few over things under our belt.

We'll be watching to read the responses here.

Peggy M

Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353404 Sun Apr 05 2020 01:51 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,540
Shop Shark
Evan, I have a nephew near you that has a computer service company. He maintains computers for his customers in the Dallas area.
Send me a pm and I'll give you his number.


When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

1938 1-Ton Farm Truck
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Photos that I have shared on Stovebolt via PhotoBucket are no longer available. Please contact me if you want a photo from an old post.
Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353405 Sun Apr 05 2020 01:56 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,473
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Are you just trying to get away from Google for searching. DuckDuckGo is just a different search engine application that you can install as your default search function.
Here's their website [] (which I Googled to find wink )

Or are you attempting to make it the search engine for a website (as Peggy is likely looking for)? In that case, I can't help.

First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos []
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353416 Sun Apr 05 2020 02:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,138
In another thread somewhere I told that I have switched to DuckDuck and love it. Brave is the search in the browser and DuckDuckGo is for web search. My IT guy did it in just a few minutes. I forgot how many THOUSANDS of ads/popups ect that it has already blocked........if you find the thread in the IT Forum you'll find several here are using it and like it.

Last edited by Achipmunk; Sun Apr 05 2020 02:37 AM.

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353418 Sun Apr 05 2020 02:41 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 986
Shop Clutterist
It's just a browser setting. In Brave/Crome/Chromium, put the following in the address bar: chrome://settings/search

and Select DuckDuckGo

1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353456 Sun Apr 05 2020 12:59 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 730
Jack of all Trades, Master of None
I’ve been using the same setup (Brave/DuckDuckGo) now for several month and love it! I used DuckDuckGo with chrome before Brave for several years with no issues. Definitely the way to go!

Last edited by Phak1; Sun Apr 05 2020 12:59 PM.


1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1353596 Sun Apr 05 2020 11:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,911
Worker Bee
Yes, to the switch to something else (Duck Duck probably). I so much hate ads. If it is do-able, we'll make Duck Duck the default search.

I like separate Search icon on the forum (the spyglass) It has a nice presentation for the data searched for.

I use to really like Google when they were young but they seemed to be a bit full of themselves ... maybe.



Re: Cost of server change
coilover #1357243 Sun Apr 26 2020 01:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,969
Socket Breaker
duckduckgo is pretty good for most things and I use it by default most of the time... but if it's really important, Google is still the King.

Moderated by  Tiny 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4