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Is Bing forced in 8.1?

Meaning, if I search via Start, do I automatically get Bing results, or, do I need to select Bing?

I hate Bing with a passion.

wait, when you search something, you automatically get internet search results too? because that sounds like a clusterpuck of information.

related, i wish ms would just copy ubuntu's file system. everything just seems so much more hierarchically and logically organized, and it's simpler too. just rename a couple of things, the ubuntu foundation probably won't cry too much biggrin.gif. every since i first installed ubuntu, i've kept thinking, why does ms insist on hiding everything through so many menus.

edit: i mean you can see how things are conceptually organized in windows. but are they logically and hierarchically organized well? not really well at all
Edited by perfectblade - 7/7/13 at 2:10pm
post #192 of 198
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Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

Is Bing forced in 8.1?

Meaning, if I search via Start, do I automatically get Bing results, or, do I need to select Bing?

I hate Bing with a passion.

If you type 'calc' or 'system' and hit enter, either calculator or the 'system' part of the control panel will open.

If you type 'how far away is the sun from pluto', unless you have a file on your computer called 'how far away is the sun from pluto' it will pull up internet results related to your query.

Or you can turn bing searching off completely.
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wait, when you search something, you automatically get internet search results too? because that sounds like a clusterpuck of information.

related, i wish ms would just copy ubuntu's file system. everything just seems so much more hierarchically and logically organized, and it's simpler too. just rename a couple of things, the ubuntu foundation probably won't cry too much biggrin.gif. every since i first installed ubuntu, i've kept thinking, why does ms insist on hiding everything through so many menus.

edit: i mean you can see how things are conceptually organized in windows. but are they logically and hierarchically organized well? not really well at all

It has a drop down menu, if you select "Web images" or Web videos" it will give you the according results from Bing or if you search under "Everything" it will give you Bing results if nothing on your system matches the search criteria.



Or you can turn web results off, as GrizzleBoy mentioned:


Edited by 32oz - 7/7/13 at 2:38pm
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Still just a sloppy bandaid fix.


I'll wait until the next version of windows, hopefully metroless.
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It has a drop down menu, if you select "Web images" or Web videos" it will give you the according results from Bing or if you search under "Everything" it will give you Bing results if nothing on your system matches the search criteria.



Or you can turn web results off, as GrizzleBoy mentioned:


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And we still having the same coloured windows? without aero-glass? mad.gif

There's a free dll that brings back the glass functionality. It's almost out of beta, I think.

I'm not sure if it works for 8.1 yet, though.
    
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Still just a sloppy bandaid fix.


I'll wait until the next version of windows, hopefully metroless.

People like you just can't be pleased, can they?

Are you telling me you'll ONLY be satisfied if the next version of Windows is a clone of Win7?
    
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No need to dig the grave up

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