The features described in this article were added to Pluckeye in v1.0.10, so they won’t work in earlier versions.
Safe browsing, safe searching, and Pluckeye.
Pluckeye has 2 generic “safe” options for enabling various safe browsing options on the Internet.
The above are intentionally generic so that end-users who don’t care about the details can specify one of the above and get what they get. To use one of these features, just enable it at the command line, like so:
pluck + safer
These generic options may include technologies that allow third parties (such as Google) to observe your browsing. If this concerns you, see the privacy section below.
It is worth noting that most “safe” options take precedence over all Pluckeye’s allow rules, including allow everything.
If you want “smart filtering”, use
pluck + safe.
If the result filters too much of youtube, use
pluck + unsafeyoutube.
If the result filters too little of youtube, use
pluck + safer.
If you are zealous about privacy read more about
pluck + unsafesites.
Pluckeye has 5 primitive “safe” options that correspond to various safe searching options on the Internet.
Each of these has a corresponding “unsafe” option that can be specified as well.
The generic options are a handy way to enable many specific ones.
First, a word of warning. Before you conclude that you would never, under any circumstances, allow Google any chance to know what sites you visit, consider 3 things.
Having said that, if you want safe search, but you do not want Google involved, do this:
pluck + safe pluck + unsafesites
If you’d like to force strict search on https://duckduckgo.com/ :
pluck + block duckduckgo.com text/html pluck + allow safe.duckduckgo.com text/html
or, if you want images and video:
pluck + block duckduckgo.com text/html pluck + allow safe.duckduckgo.com
If you want this to be your default search engine in Chrome, see how-to-set-default-search-engine-in-chrome.