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Bing search bar

by rmcarl / August 28, 2009 1:48 AM PDT

Is their a way to get rid of the Bing search bar in IE7?

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Re: Bing toolbars
by Kees Bakker / August 28, 2009 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Bing search bar

I don't have it. So the question is: how did you get it? Then undo that.

By the way, it's not clear what you mean to me.
- It can be a 'real' toolbar, then uncheck it in View>Toolbars.
- If it's the search box on the upper right, that could be filled with Bing by default (it seems it happened at my work also). But it's easy to add another search engine (probably there are some already) and make that the default one.
Two different things, and so there are 2 different ways to do it.



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Not a toolbar,
by rmcarl / August 28, 2009 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Bing toolbars

It is a Bing search bar that showed up one morning when I opened IE7,
not the Live search bar up in the right hand corner.

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Did you update Java by any chance?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 28, 2009 9:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Not a toolbar,

I've just seen a post here, where Java was updated and Bing was offered.

Does that sound familiar?


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(NT) Then go to Views>Toolbars and uncheck it.
by Kees Bakker / August 28, 2009 11:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Not a toolbar,
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Not in toolbar menu
by rmcarl / August 28, 2009 11:30 PM PDT

It is not in the upper right hand corner.
Before Bing showed up it was a second Live search bar in the heading
of MY MSN home page, not in the upper right hand corner.

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Can we be clear about this?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 29, 2009 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Not in toolbar menu

I think we are all mis-understanding you.

Is this Bing search in a web page?

If so, and if that web page is the MSN web page, then it's likely MSN, (Microsoft Network), has decided to use it's own search engine, Bing, rather than a competing search engine, Google, Yahoo, etc. Makes sense to me.

If we are still mistaken, please supply a screen print. You can upload it to an image hosting site like ImageShack or PhotoBucket, or similar, and then post the url here.


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by rmcarl / August 29, 2009 5:47 AM PDT

it is a Bing search bar in MY MSN webpage, which is my homepage.

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Re: Bing
by Kees Bakker / August 29, 2009 5:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes,

Then I agree with Mark.

From your current description, it seems that MSN puts the bar on the page. That's up to them. It's their page.
If you prefer no bar, or another bar, or a link to CNET, or a coupon for a Mac, that's your preference, but I'm afraid they won't do it.
The only alternative: don't look at that page.


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