Category Archives: customization

A tutorial for searching with blekko

Welcome! This tutorial is intended to teach you some of the unique features of the blekko search engine. It starts with search basics, explains blekko’s special slashtag feature, and finishes up by discussing privacy and safe searching. For more general … Continue reading

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Advanced Search Features

Be sure to review the tutorial for searching with blekko before you read this page. Creating your own slashtags Logged-in users can create their own topical slashtags by clicking “create a slashtag” on any results page. At creation time, you … Continue reading

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Can I “un-fix” the top bar so it scrolls with the rest of the page?

Yes. The top bar is fixed in place by default but you can change this in prefs. Click on the prefs link in the top right hand corner of the search results page to bring up the prefs pop-up. Click … Continue reading

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How do I set blekko as my default search engine?

Firefox (for both Mac and PC): Go to https://blekko.com. Click on the arrow in the search engine box in the top right of your browser. Click on Add “blekko”. blekko should be your default search engine now.     Chrome … Continue reading

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Can I display more than 10 results?

Yes. Click on “prefs” to bring up the preferences pop-up. Click on “view settings.” You can choose to display 10 or 20 results.

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Can I open results in a new window?

Yes. Click on “prefs” to bring up the preferences pop-up. Click on “view settings.” Click the check box to “Open result in a new window.”

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I don’t like the fixed top bar. Can I change that?

Yes. Click on “prefs” to bring up the preferences pop-up. Click on “view settings.” Click the check box to “Don’t fix the top bar.”

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What do the Safe Search settings mean?

The Safe Search settings allow you to control whether or not naughty content appears in your search results. With “Strict”, we will attempt to never show you naughty results. With “Moderate”, we will show you naughty results only if most … Continue reading

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