Bing search, get rid of it!!


Hardgravity

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 19:56
Having had my search set to Bing on Firefox I decided enough was enough, who the hell do microsoft think they are!!!

A quick search found this, it works.

Try it!

You can then carry on using your search engine of choice without the stupid interuption when you don't type '.co.uk' or '.com' etc.
Cheers, HG

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Anvh

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:05
Why just not use IE?
Stefan


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CoDa

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:12
IE is slow and vulnerable to all sorts of unwanted pop-ups etc. Its also safer browsing using Firefox.

PS. forgot to say thanks for the link to HG
Colin

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Last Edited by CoDa on 10/03/2010 - 20:13

Anvh

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:16
Here is a test although I'm a bit sceptical of the results. link
Firefox seems to be lacking a bit behind with these.
Stefan


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Hardgravity

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:17
I prefer Firefox for all the 'usefull' add ons.

IE is slow and cumbersome.

I'm sorry I can't help users of other browsers.

Bye the way. I'm not anti microsoft, far from it, I'm running '7.

It's just the mindset that EVERYBODY needs their search engine, no matter which browser they're running.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Dangermouse

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:28
Even if they were all equally secure I'd be using Firefox. Mostly as I like the add-ons, plus Internet Exploder doesn't work on Linux. I also don't think it's healthy for the computer world if one company has the dominance that M$ holds.
Matt

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Anvh

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:53
Dangermouse wrote:
I also don't think it's healthy for the computer world if one company has the dominance that M$ holds.

Indeed... Google anyone?
Stefan


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Hardgravity

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 21:24
Point taken about Google Stefan.

I only use it because it does return relevent results, for me.

I've tried other search engines but find that most lack the scope of Google, and others are just annoying.

At least microsoft don't own google...

...yet.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Anvh

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 21:39
Yeah that's the problem, google is so good
Here look at all the things they've, you would be surprised link

Have you every tried Wolfram? it's not google but different link
It's more of an search machine you ask questions to, ask something like 1 apple + 2 oranges or the weather in London on 18 April 1996.
Stefan


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Last Edited by Anvh on 10/03/2010 - 21:39

Hardgravity

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 21:46
that looks interesting, I'll keep an eye on Wolfram. Lets hope it survives and gives 'usefull' results.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

andrewk

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 23:48
There's at least a couple of Firefox EXIF add-ons. All you need do is right-click on a photo displayed on a web page.


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alfiemooon

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 03:09
Bing is a pain in the butt...and that latest download is really bugging (guess who didn`t read the small print before downloading it on 2 of the 4 computers in the house,yep,ME!!).Atleast Windows Xp asks you a dozen times if you want to delete something before it does it,this Bing window is an "unable to remove once installed" thing.

It`s like buying a Lotus and being told it`s got to come with a Vauxhall engine in it...oh,hang on,Lotus was/is part of GMC...ok..um..a Ferrari and being to it`s got to have a FIAT engine..no,that don`t work either...ok,a Skoda...although,on second thoughts...he he he.

Just a thought..how many Forum Members use Linnux as an OS?...it`s got me out of a few scrapes when a Windows driven hard drive has crashed and burned.

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Mongoose

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 08:27
I've been fully Linux powered since Vista came out, actually I think Vista did more to further the cause of Linux on the desktop than anything else in recent times. I know several people who switched to Linux to avoid Windoze Vista.

I switched partly for that reason and partly to unify my OSs across all my PCs. All three of them (netbook laptop and desktop) now run Ubuntu linux with more or less the same software installed. Means I can do anything on any one of them, just takes a little longer on the netbook.

7 looks much nicer, but of the bits and pieces they advertise on the TV about 90% are lifted straight from KDE or Gnome (linux graphical user interfaces). M$ wouldn't know an original idea if it bit them on the backside.
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but it does help

iceblinker

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 09:26
Firefox and some other browsers give an illusion of being faster than IE by displaying SOME of a webpage content more quickly, but in fact IE 8 is no slower on my computers to display the whole page. It's fast enough anyway with a decent broadband connection, and auto popups can be turned off.

Things also look better (in my opinion) with IE. I can never get all the fonts the same with Firefox.
~Pete

thoughton

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 09:39
Anvh wrote:
Why just not use IE?

That's an unusual thing for a clearly IT-literate person to say
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