Many people prefer using the Bing browser than they do any of the other options out there. Bing was previously known by a multiplicity of names, including, Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN search. The search engine is part of the Microsoft product family and has been around since 2009 already. Before Bing was known by its current name, its market share was relatively small, but since 2011 its market share has grown notably. It is reputed that Bing powered searches actually have a better success rate than google, so it is a highly recommended search engine. Part of what made Bing popular was the three column display method they used. The first column showcases the traditional search results, the middle column is called the snapshot, and allows performing actions. The third column, which is called the sidebar, allows access to data from Facebook or Twitter. There are many reasons, such as the formatting method mentioned above, that make people prefer Bing to other search engines. For this reason it is highly recommended for use as a default browser/search engine.
Another reason to install it as a default search engine is because it is one of the smaller search engines so it has to be tested by the user first. When people are trying out a new search engine they often type a pretend search into the search box and check to see what the results are like. It is much more desirable though, to just make the new search engine your default browser. This is the best way to test it, as the former manner of testing it gives you unscientific results. So make the search engine your new default browser and give it a go and see how it works. Only after you have worked with it for a couple of days will you be able to know for sure if it is a product that you can work with or a product that you find reliable.
Here are a few easy instructions on how to make Bing your default search engine. To do this is a much easier task than you can imagine. The first point to make in this regard is that the Mozilla firefox browser had a Bing add-on attached to it. The Bing add-on is said to add both a search to the Firefox search box, as well as adding suggestions. If you want to install this add-on, this is how you do it:
First of all you have to make your way to the firefox add-ons gallery. You simply have to click on the button below.
A pop up box will appear. Make sure you’re in the “General” category. You now have to peruse the pop up box and read the various options on the screen before you. One of the options that should appear before you is “Homepage”. Alongside this option there should be a little empty box. write the URL you want in there, in this case it will be http://Bing.com/ . By following the above steps you have set Bing as your default browser on Mozilla Firefox. Can you believe how easy that was?
Bing is a search engine that belongs to the Microsoft group. Microsoft employees had access to the search engine long before it was made public to the average Joe on the street. But now it is available for everyone to use. Bing has some great features, this includes the fact that the background image changes daily. Most often the images displayed are of various places across the world. Generally, it will be pictures of noteworthy places. There is also a navigation pane which you will find on the left side of the screen. On the right hand side of the screen you can access a bigger view of the page. There are also links to various sublinks.
If you’re not sure how Bing works, then go ahead and give it a go. I suggest you make it your default browser, even if you only do so temporarily, just to see how well it works for you. Below are a few simple instructions on how to set Bing as your homepage if you are using Internet Explorer:
With internet explorer, making the switch to a new search engine is pretty simple. It’s no more complicated than following a few very basic and simple to understand steps. Remember that this browser has great support and great add ons. This makes your job of switching search engines very easy.
All you have to do is follow the instructions above and you’ll be sorted.
Now check that you have not just added Bing. You also have to remember to make it your default search engine. If you have added it without making it the default (this can happen accidentally to the best of us), then you have to correct your error now. Don’t fret, it’s a simple task to do. All you have to do is to find the IE searchbox. Now click on the drop down arrow. Now that you have done that, click on the button that reads “Manage search providers”. A list with various options will pop up. What you have to do now is to search the list and locate the Bing option. When you find Bing in the list you have to right click on the option, and simply set it as your default by clicking on the “Set as Default” button.
The Apple Safari browser is tied to the Google search engine. What this means for you is that, if you want to change your search engine to Bing, you have to start off by changing search providers. Why would you want to go to this trouble? Well, the simple answer is that you would do it because Bing is a great search engine, and it is worth a little bit of effort to set it as your default search engine. What features does Bing have? The answer is that there are many features that would lead you to taking a bit of extra trouble to ensure that you can have Bing. Did you know for example that Bing is great when it comes to sports. Bing can display scores from a specific day directly. This means that you can have access to recent scores from a particular league or to various statistics on various teams and various players. And that’s not all. On the matter of Finance, Bing can display direct stock information such as stockcharts, prices, and volume. It can also do mathematical calculations and do various conversion of units.
How do you go about changing search providers so that you can set Bing as your default browser? You need to do this by means of what is called a plugin. The best advice I can give you here is to use the Glims plugin. If you want to make changing your search engines simple, then experts say that this is the simplest way to do it. The software in question is said to add many new and different features to the Safari product. You will be adding things such as thumbnails, tabs, a full screen, suggestions, and so much more than just these few named features.
Once you have installed this, you must follow the following instructions:
First of all you have to open the Safari preferences option and then look under the Glims tab. Once you are there you have to click on the tab that reads “Search Engines”. Look for the “Add” button. Find it? Now click on the “Add” button and this will enable you to add a new search engine. A pop up box will show up. Now all you have to do is fill in some information. The screen will display the following requests:
- Request for name
- Request for type
- And request for url
You have to answer the above requests for information in the space provided alongside the request. In the present circumstances your answer to the above will be:
- Search Engine
When you have completed the above bits of information you have to click on the button that reads “Set” and then close the window. The last step for you to follow is to find the browser window search box. Now select the option of “Bing” which you will find in the browser window search box. By doing this you will make Bing your default search engine.
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So why would you want to make Bing your default search engine. Well the answer is simple. Because it is a great product and is packed with great features that you would want to have access to daily. Lets have a look at some of the features of Bing. Bing provides you with a comprehensive list of local information that is both informative and useful. From Bing you will have access to current traffic information, access to business listings, access to people listings, access to collections, access to localized searching engines for various restaurants and other services.
This means that going out or getting a plumber or handyman out to your house will no longer be a mission, as you can investigate the options in your area within seconds. But that’s not all. Did you know you can get great handy information such as city hotel listings if you need to know what accommodation is available in a hurry. How it works is, when you enter a hotel name and a city name in the search box, then Bing provides hotel listings together with a map. This page is a link to a detailed page that provides extensive information such as reviews, directions, and even a birds eye view of the hotel. For me, this is one great reason to install Bing as your default search engine. But there are other great features too, just install the search engine and discover them all.
If you are using opera and you want to change your search engine to Bing there are a few easy steps to follow.
Simply follow the pictures above and you should be fine.
There was a situation where a newer version of Opera had removed Bing from the drop down menu as an option for search engine. This problem is easily fixed however. You may simply follow the alternate method to install the search engine as your default browser. The alternate method is explained as follows: I suggest that you try clicking on the option which reads “Manage search engines”. This will give you even more options. You will find options which enable you to add search engines, or to remove search engines. Isn’t that great news?! When you have completed your task of adding Bing then you have to click on the button which says “Done”. The computer will prompt you to do this. Once you have done this you are finished. Wasn’t that a lot easier than you thought it would be? Well done!