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  1. Bree's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #11

    davidhk said: View Post
    In case it was misunderstood. I can and already have gone to Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet options > General tab > Home page > change it to www.google.ca> Apply/OK....
    My "beef" is not able to Remove Bing from the Search providers list.
    No, it is you that have misunderstood. You cannot remove Bing as a search provider until you set something else as the default provider - and you can't do that from the 'Find more search providers...' link because it points to the wrong address. Setting Google as your home page is not the same as setting it as a search provider.

    You can set Google as a search provider if you manually type in this address into IE https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/iegallery
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  2.    07 Jun 2018 #12

    Reset IE to default settings and start the process all over and see what happens.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #13

    davidhk said: View Post
    I knew that. The catch is I can NOT select another search provider. I got 404 Server Error.
    Are you using an ad blocker or anti tracking?
    Try turning that stuff off temporarily then.
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #14

    Bree said: View Post
    No, it is you that have misunderstood. You cannot remove Bing as a search provider until you set something else as the default provider - and you can't do that from the 'Find more search providers...' link because it points to the wrong address.

    You can set Google as a search provider if you manually type in this address into IE https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/iegallery
    I am getting annoyed at this ................ - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    07 Jun 2018 #15

    This is another perfect example of why I don't use IE or Edge.......MS makes it so convoluted to add/remove anything from any part of the system. If there was a way to completely uninstall both I would.

    I'll stick with Firefox as default browser and Chrome as my backup.
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  6. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #16

    It's not hard at all.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #17

    Quite, but the point you made in that post was apparently overlooked.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #18

    To Bree :
    quote : You can set Google as a search provider if you manually type in this address into IE https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/iegallery

    I never had to do that,I used to click the Find more search providers and it would lead to the list for search providers.
    Apparently it has been changed since the last time I made such a switch. But you are right.
    Now Bing (YUK!) is removed. Google is the lone and default search provider.

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  9. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #19

    To: Cliff S

    There is still this lingering "bug" in my head and I need your clarification.

    You said " Worked for me: and brought me here: Internet Explorer Gallery"

    Were you able to click the "Fine more search providers" link and it led you to the selection page ?
    If yes, why I got 404 Server Error instead ?
    I know what Bree said to me. I just want to clear that with you.
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  10. essenbe's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #20

    davidhk said: View Post
    To Bree :
    quote : You can set Google as a search provider if you manually type in this address into IE https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/iegallery

    I never had to do that,I used to click the Find more search providers and it would lead to the list for search providers.
    Apparently it has been changed since the last time I made such a switch. But you are right.
    Now Bing (YUK!) is removed. Google is the lone and default search provider.

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    David, that is the same URL you are sent to when you click 'Find more search providers'. I'm not sure why you are getting the 404. It worked fine on my ie.
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