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Windows 7: The Bing homepage goes HD

21 Nov 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
The Bing homepage goes HD

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Here on the Bing homepage team, we wake up every day thinking about how we can make the homepage even better, inspired by those of you who visit bing.com each day and take the time to tell us what you think. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re adding one of your most requested features high-definition images along with several other improvements.

High-definition homepages to make your screen shine

“Wouldn’t it be nice if the Bing homepage picture had a higher resolution so that it actually fills the entire screen for those with large screens?” – Bing user, submitted via the Feedback link on Bing.com

Yes! We agree. Starting today the Bing Homepage image will be wide-screen and HD. (That’s 1920×1080 pixels, if you’re into that sort of thing.)



New image captions to help you look and learn

We get a lot of feedback about the homepage image, whether you’re trying to figure out where or what the image is during your coffee break or playing a guessing game with your students or children. That feedback inspired us to redesign how we share information about the homepage, by creating an image caption that works a little like the title cards you might see next to a piece of artwork in a gallery or museum. So now you can move your mouse over the Info button to reveal the new image caption and click to learn more or download the image to use as your desktop wallpaper.



Control and customize to make Bing a little more “you”

People generally like the carousel of trending topics at the foot of the Bing homepage, but many ask how it could reflect their interests a little more. You can customize your experience to follow news, stocks, weather, or even track a flight right from the Bing homepage. Learn how at https://www.bing.com/profile/interests.



And if that’s not your kind of thing and you’re all about the homepage image on your desktop, you can now minimize the carousel completely.
If you’d like to control the size and motion of the Bing homepage, start with the settings gear to customize those elements. High-definition homepage images are big so we leave them off by default in some markets where average internet speeds are slower. If you’re not seeing full HD, you can switch it on in Settings.

Do more with Office Online to get things done faster

At the top of the page, we have added convenient access to the productivity tools of the Office Online suite.



Worldwide availability

The new HD image, image caption, and Office Online menu are available in all markets as of today. In most markets, you’ll get the HD homepage automatically. If you do not see it in your market, you can switch it on via Settings.

Downloadable wallpaper is available in ten markets, while the news carousel customization and minimizing is available in the United States.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think. We love getting your feedback. It helps us make Bing better every day.

- The Bing Homepage Team
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22 Nov 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Not bad if you don't mind the added loading time for the hd image...
Otherwise I would say use Google search page for instant loading tracking cookies and all
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22 Nov 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Privacy policies are generally the same anyway, not much difference between bing tracking or google. Which is ironic given how much Microsoft went with there scroogle campaign.

I do like how the bing page is represented. I still think it is a dumb name, but so is google.
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22 Nov 2014   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re adding one of your most requested features high-definition images
That is the one of the most requested feature of a search engine???????????
Really MS???????????


What about "Google-quality" search results?
And then MS ask itself why Google rules internet.
Oh well...............
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23 Nov 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

lol good point
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23 Nov 2014   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

They are joking
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24 Nov 2014   #7
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think it's very clever. Tracking does not work if people delete the cookies every time they close their browser. So Bing want to motivate you to keep their cookie.

If you don't want a humongous pic loading with the Bing page every time (for example because of bandwidth if you're on a metered plan) you will have to keep the cookie to make your setting persistent. Presto, they have you back on the (tracking) chain gang...
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24 Nov 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You would need to sign in with any service to save preferences,
So yea they gotcha
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24 Nov 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm simple so I want simple things.
Open a browser and see a place to type in what I'm looking for. That's it.
No pictures, dancing pigs ect.
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