Startpage in Chrome

2019/04/03

As a search engine I use Startpage. By default, results are opened in a new tab/window, whereas I prefer to open results in the same tab.

This setting can be changed by saving a preference cookie, but I delete cookies too often for that to be feasible. Reaching out to the good folks behind Startpage I got an answer. A preference parameter can be included in the URL:

https://www.startpage.com/en/?&prfh=disable_open_in_new_windowEEE1

Replacing the trailing “1” with a “0” opens results in new window.

To make Startpage the default search engine in Chrome we need an extra query parameter, but otherwise it’s pretty much the same as above: Go to “Manage search engines” in “Settings”. Startpage is probably available with the default settings. When it is selected, edit the URL and change it to

https://www.startpage.com/do/search?&query=%s&prfh=disable_open_in_new_windowEEE1