- by Tim, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Add-on works well. I like using Startpage.com, it's one way to filter a search engine. I put 4 stars because I'd add a way to save settings without a cookie via a web url for preferences on startpage. For example, on the settings page startpage.com offers already. Is there a way to add the weblink feature to this extension? I'd rather run the extension without cookies, if possible; otherwise I'll stick to the bookmarked webaddress I use for Startpage.com
- by Firefox user 15314661, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Edit: It took a while, but startpage listening to feedback. I'm hesitant but optimistic that Startpage will continue being a great search engine and a privacy friendly browser extension.10/10/2019
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON PERMISSION REQUEST REMOVAL
Over the last few days, Startpage has received valuable feedback regarding our recent extension update and valid concerns around our request to view browser tabs. We realize that users understandably would prefer not to allow such permissions. As privacy advocates committed to serving our community, the team made it our highest priority to address this issue.
Effective immediately our extension will no longer request access to browser tabs for existing and new users. See version update here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/startpage-privacy-search-engin/versions/
We appreciate all feedback and ask that you continue to openly communicate with us. Please feel free to reach out directly by email at email@example.com, by Twitter @StartpageSearch, or on product review sites. We review these daily and look forward to hearing from you.
First Review Reply 10/06/2019
We appreciate your feedback. It has made an impact and we are actively pursuing other options to grab that URL without needing access to tabs. We’re sorry that we did not do more to alert new extension users beforehand. If you change your mind, you can continue to search in private with Startpage without granting permission to your tab data is by using the extension from our website using the URL below.
Firefox Browser Default Search Engine Settings: https://support.startpage.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/199/0/how-do-i-add-startpagecom-to-firefox-as-a-default-search-engine
- by Firefox user 14016988, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Love startpage.com, but this last update of the extension all of a sudden requires not just access to its own domain, but also the new "Access browser tabs" permission, which is a major concern for a privacy-oriented company to put out without even mentioning it on the new version notes. Holding a star and holding back my version too.Thank you for using Startpage. The request to view tabs is only applicable in the initial install process, in order to pass a marketing page URL from add.startpage.com to confirm a successful installation. However, to enable that feature, we had to request users allow access to the tabs. Once install is complete, we NEVER look at your tabs, so we are actively pursuing other options to grab that URL without needing access to tabs.
- by jackham800, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Fantastic search engine, really appreciate the ability to get Google-tier results privately and through EU servers. Reviewing the add-on specifically at four stars because of lack of ability to save settings - will change review once this feature becomes available.