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Windows 7: Bing Desktop is available for Windows 7

11 May 2012   #41
smarteyeball

 
 

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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?
Time is money...

It is superfluous, but it's also handy at the same time.


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11 May 2012   #42
Night Hawk

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

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Does anone know how to re-enable it after I disabled it? Can't seem to find out how...
If you disabled it through the msconfig's Startup section there simply go to the Start>All Programs>Bing Desktop folder and click away to see it start up right away. From there you can re-enable it in the msconfig again to see it start up with Windows.
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11 May 2012   #43
rschaefe

Windows 7
 
 
Wallpaper without the search

A number of folks mentioned installing this just for the nice daily wallpaper from Bing. If you don't wish to have the search features, just the rotating Bing images, I suggest you try the Bing RSS wallpaper feed:

Fresh wallpaper, updated automatically - Microsoft Windows

You'll get the same quality photography, and be able to control the timing of the rotation just like any other feed. RSS wallpaper is one of the overlooked features of Win7 that I love.

Hope this helps those of you who like the look but not the search integration!

-Bob
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11 May 2012   #44
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Does anone know how to re-enable it after I disabled it? Can't seem to find out how...
If you disabled it through the msconfig's Startup section there simply go to the Start>All Programs>Bing Desktop folder and click away to see it start up right away. From there you can re-enable it in the msconfig again to see it start up with Windows.
Thanks for the reply Hawk. It actually is enabled there. It is also automatic/started in Services. I turned automatic startup with windows off from the Bing Bar in favor of the regular windows wall paper, and now want to switch back. I cannot seem to find it listed under personalization or Desktop Background.

Where do I start it going from? Desktop context menu has nothing. I seem to be at a loss, and feel like I should know this somehow heh
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11 May 2012   #45
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rschaefe View Post
A number of folks mentioned installing this just for the nice daily wallpaper from Bing. If you don't wish to have the search features, just the rotating Bing images, I suggest you try the Bing RSS wallpaper feed:

Fresh wallpaper, updated automatically - Microsoft Windows

You'll get the same quality photography, and be able to control the timing of the rotation just like any other feed. RSS wallpaper is one of the overlooked features of Win7 that I love.

Hope this helps those of you who like the look but not the search integration!

-Bob
That is actually awesome. Do you know where I can find a list of different feeds?
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11 May 2012   #46
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 DustSailor View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Does anone know how to re-enable it after I disabled it? Can't seem to find out how...
If you disabled it through the msconfig's Startup section there simply go to the Start>All Programs>Bing Desktop folder and click away to see it start up right away. From there you can re-enable it in the msconfig again to see it start up with Windows.
Thanks for the reply Hawk. It actually is enabled there. It is also automatic/started in Services. I turned automatic startup with windows off from the Bing Bar in favor of the regular windows wall paper, and now want to switch back. I cannot seem to find it listed under personalization or Desktop Background.

Where do I start it going from? Desktop context menu has nothing. I seem to be at a loss, and feel like I should know this somehow heh
You were able to disable it from the Bing toolbar? That's something new since this was assumed to be a totally separate item installed separately from the Bing Live toolbar.

Still if you go into Start>All Programs>Bing Desktop have you tried starting it up from there? That should get it running at least for the one Windows session. Of course the other option would be an uninstall and fresh install to see it done over as a regular startup item again.

Here I simply unchecked it in the Startup tab of the msconfig to keep it from auto loading each time without a total disable. I even created a new shortcut and dragged that into an addon Quick Launch toolbar(along with a ton of other utilities naturally).

Click to start and right click to bring taskmanager to end as well as bring up UltraMon's wallpaper option again. But it makes it available at any time without it being an automatic startup item.
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11 May 2012   #47
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post

If you disabled it through the msconfig's Startup section there simply go to the Start>All Programs>Bing Desktop folder and click away to see it start up right away. From there you can re-enable it in the msconfig again to see it start up with Windows.
Thanks for the reply Hawk. It actually is enabled there. It is also automatic/started in Services. I turned automatic startup with windows off from the Bing Bar in favor of the regular windows wall paper, and now want to switch back. I cannot seem to find it listed under personalization or Desktop Background.

Where do I start it going from? Desktop context menu has nothing. I seem to be at a loss, and feel like I should know this somehow heh
You were able to disable it from the Bing toolbar? That's something new since this was assumed to be a totally separate item installed separately from the Bing Live toolbar.

Still if you go into Start>All Programs>Bing Desktop have you tried starting it up from there? That should get it running at least for the one Windows session. Of course the other option would be an uninstall and fresh install to see it done over as a regular startup item again.

Here I simply unchecked it in the Startup tab of the msconfig to keep it from auto loading each time without a total disable. I even created a new shortcut and dragged that into an addon Quick Launch toolbar(along with a ton of other utilities naturally).

Click to start and right click to bring taskmanager to end as well as bring up UltraMon's wallpaper option again. But it makes it available at any time without it being an automatic startup item.
You're a genious. I guess I didn't think of the bing desktop as a program but a part of windows, so I was confused. Clicking on the program started it right back up again. Thanks.

ps When I mentioned Bing toolbar, I meant the Bing Desktop Toolbar. I unchecked "Start Bing Desktop when Windows starts". It is now enabled again.

ĄGracias!
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11 May 2012   #48
Night Hawk

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

Great! I didn't see the toolbar added on here since the only other bar besides menu is the Favorites bar when using IE. IE presently isn't presently the default browser however until 10 is available for 7.

(Me no care for 9 and miss 8 but... WaterFox has Bing set as the default search! )(Well have to keep something MS there at least! )
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11 May 2012   #49
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

We're all different in what we prefer. Know what else is different? Misspelling "Genius":
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
You're a genious.

Ever since MS has updated much of their services/products, I've been having a ball. Even switched search engines from google. I say, "Go to bing" instead of "Google it" lol
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11 May 2012   #50
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 DustSailor View Post
We're all different in what we prefer. Know what else is different? Misspelling "Genius":
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
You're a genious.

Ever since MS has updated much of their services/products, I've been having a ball. Even switched search engines from google. I say, "Go to bing" instead of "Google it" lol
I used to be Yahoo and ask.com until Bing arrived! The web security I have here also indicates which one ends up leading to ..? No "Google-litis" for me!
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