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Windows 7: Bing Desktop is available for Windows 7

25 Apr 2012   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Bing Desktop is available for Windows 7

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Bing Desktop is available for computers that are running Windows 7. Bing Desktop can be installed from the optional updates section in Windows Update. Bing Desktop provides an automatic update of the Windows Desktop background image to the Bing home page image each day. In addition, Bing Desktop offers an easy to access yet unobtrusive search box to streamline searching without opening the browser.
Source:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2694771


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25 Apr 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for this Shawn.

I quite like it, particularly as you get a new wallpaper each day. Rather than use the update I used the download link and saved it in my downloads folder in case I need it again or my wife decides she wants to use it as well.

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25 Apr 2012   #3
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I gave it a try but didn't like it. The Bing search bar was hardly unobtrusive.
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25 Apr 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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.
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25 Apr 2012   #5
kado897

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Ah OK. I didn't see that.
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26 Apr 2012   #6
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm just using it for the change in desktop wallpaper each day
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26 Apr 2012   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Kind of bothered me it being in the way of the view of my desktop anyways nice for those that like it.
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26 Apr 2012   #8
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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.
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.

I posted this two weeks ago for Joan, and Sue. Both enjoy the daily pixs.
The Softpedia site offers a little bit more information:

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Joan, Sue, look what I found, released on Tuesday.

Darn, Joan...Looking further it is available only for the United States
There is a python script here: https://ubuntuincident.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/set-bing-images-as-your-wallpaper//

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One of the latest applications that Windows users can download on their computers to benefit from advanced personalization options is Bing Desktop, which was just released in beta.

The application was meant to put the Bing homepage on the users' desktop, providing them with both fast access to search on the web, and with a brand new background each day.

The software will provide a Bing search bar on the computer’s homescreen, putting the web page only one click away. It can be pinned to the top of the screen, and will auto-hide when not in use.

It can be positioned in the center of the screen as well, and features the “Windows + H” hotkey for fast access.


“You'll get future updates to Bing Desktop and other Microsoft products from Microsoft Update. This software may also download and install some updates automatically.”

Bing Desktop weighs 1.4MB

Source: Microsoft Releases Bing Desktop in Beta - Softpedia
Download from: Bing Desktop Beta | microsoft.com | download
I haven't tried it, I imagine the settings are right click on the Taskbar Icon?
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27 Apr 2012   #9
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

What's a Bing????

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27 Apr 2012   #10
kado897

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It never made a Bing for me. Nor a Bong either.
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