Bing. What is it? Search engine? Auto delay? One more data farm?


Marshall

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My best description of bing is nuisance. bing pops in like a spoiled child and all fluidity is gone. I will load 3 screenshots that seem to be a knee jerk reaction anytime bing is involved in a search. What exactly is the intended purpose of bing? There are a couple more pat error messages, cant find address, etc. I apologize for the excessive pixel use of this thread. I have lost familiarity with forum formats.Screenshot 2024-06-19 123517.png Screenshot 2024-06-19 123840.pngScreenshot 2024-06-19 124127.png
 
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Bing is Microsoft's answer to Google. Its the default search engine for the Microsoft Edge browser.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
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    HP ZBook G2
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    Intel® Core i7 5500u
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    HP
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    8 GB
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    Realtek High Audio
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    1 TB SSD
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    HP USB Mouse
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    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
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    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
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    HP Zbook G4
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    Xeon 1535m v6
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    HP
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    32 GB
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    AMD Quadro Pro 4100
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    Bang and Olufson Audio
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    1TB SSD
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You are not forced to use Bing as your search engine or home page in Microsoft Edge. You can change both in Edge settings to whatever you want.
Other browsers are also available. You can set your preferred search engine in all of them. Don't like Edge, try Firefox, Chrome, or Brave, to name a few.

You can also disable bing search highlights on taskbar search box

You can also remove co-pilot and find results in web in Windows search.

Also you can completely remove co-pilot from windows

You don't like something else about Windows 11? Take a look at the tutorial section. Most things can be changed with a little effort.
 

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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Firefox
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell factory
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
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    still not telling
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
Those screenshots are strange!
Looks as if Bing is blocking Google!
That's just not right! 🤷‍♂️
 

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    Windows 11
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    ASUS VivoBook
Hi, welcome to the forum.

All your screenshots are Google/Gmail issues. Perhaps Google was down, perhaps the shortcuts you have are corrupt? Perhaps you have an issue with your connection to Google/Gmail

Have you opened any of these links since posting here? Can you open these links in another browser? Bing is not a browser, it is a search engine that you can acess from any browser including Microsoft Edge.

If you can not open any of these links in any browser, I would suggest as a start, you check your host file:

Please note:, the Host file can not have read only checked or you will not be able to edit the Host file.​
To check this, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and right click on the file called “Hosts”​
At the bottom of the open box, make sure “Read Only” isn't checked. If it is, uncheck it and save.​

  1. In your taskbar or start menu search function, type Notepad to find it. Right-click on Notepad and select Run as administrator.
  2. Once in Notepad, go to File -> Open. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and make sure to have All Files selected (at the bottom) to find/see the Hosts file.
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3. Now you can edit the Hosts file. Open the Hosts file and search the content for any entry related to Google or Gmail
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4. If found, delete the whole line, save the file and close it​
 
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My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    Onboard
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    All over the place
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    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
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    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
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    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    Laptop
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
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    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
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    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
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    M.2 512GB
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    …still on a horse.

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