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Windows 7: Bing Desktop is available for Windows 7

04 May 2012   #31
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

I had to hide this update twice. It seems Microsoft really wants me to use their search service.


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04 May 2012   #32
Chrisb647100

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

@kado897- Did it make a ding or dong? I think it is 4:20!
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05 May 2012   #33
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I kep on hiding the Bing Desktop Update, but every so often it shows up again as an optional update
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05 May 2012   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I gave it a try but didn't like it. The Bing search bar was hardly unobtrusive.
If you click on the Bing taskbar button the searchbar hides itself there until you want to use it again.
If you right click on the IE taskbar you can also uncheck the Bing toolbar item in the list of things like menu bar, Favorite bar, command bar, etc. there.

Just tried this out only with the wallpaper that has been in use to still end up seeing the Bing search box right in the middle of the first display here.


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10 May 2012   #35
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I like Bing Desktop. It's bloody handy to use for a quick search!

Also, it takes Bing's homepage picture of the day, which is usually not the entire window frame and make it your whole Desktop. I kind of got bored with my pictures, since I've gone through pretty much all of them. This makes it refreshing!

And personally, I choose Bing over google since I'm concerned with how google is EASILY able to track a user through its services. And I'm concerned with their little to no track record of user privacy. Heck, even the CEO of Mozilla publically said that he urges all firefox users to use Bing over google citing privacy concerns...
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10 May 2012   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I think people are finally realizing that Google-litis doesn't work in their best interests in any way! Adbots and other things are apparent!

regardless of the browser used here I always set Bing as the default search engine. The only problem with the Bing desktop however is seen when you are running with more then one monitor and have a separate wallpaper for each one. Here one image would be stretched across both until changing wallpapers again.

Too bad you couldn't see just the search box onscreen without the backgrounds due to this. The two images attached here will show how it looks across both displays as well as having the original UltraMon theme applied with the Bing search box present.


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10 May 2012   #37
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post

regardless of the browser used here I always set Bing as the default search engine.
Either Bing or Duckduckgo.

If I can avoid anything Google - I will these days.



As for the Bing bar, one annoying aspect is that when placed up the top of the screen, it affects fullscreen apps - like games for example. If you mouse up towards the Bar area - it appears.

But with refinement, little things like that could be alleviated.

Better support for dual screens would be nice to. Even the option to move it a non-primary screen would be handy.
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11 May 2012   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I wouldn't mind a move button seen on the search box. The problem as you see with the first image there is how the background on LCD #2 when using a dual screen setup is scrambled eggs! There's obviously no search box only option to address this type of problem either for those running multiple displays since this is a live Bing page web feed.

It works about the same as you used to see when people applied any particular web page as wallpaper but with constantly changing photos for the background being randomly displayed each day. Unfortunately they didn't think ahead far enough when only taking into account those with laptops or single monitor systems. Otherwise it can be quite decorative rather then being stuck with a boring desktop?
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11 May 2012   #39
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Does anone know how to re-enable it after I disabled it? Can't seem to find out how...
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11 May 2012   #40
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Wow, the only way I can describe this is hideous. Is it really that big of a drag to search via a web browser these days?
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