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  1. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,068
    EL Capitan
       23 Jul 2015 #11

    Try Bing2google. You do need Chrome to run the extension.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,068
    EL Capitan
       23 Jul 2015 #12

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Look all you like, but you won't find a way to change it from Bing to anything else. This is MS's way of getting more people to use Bing. At least in the U.S. Bing is just as good as Google, so no big deal for us, but it sucks for those markets that Bing sucks in.
    The sad thing is that Yahoo now uses Bing for their searches.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Win10
       23 Jul 2015 #13

    OK back on my laptap now.


    Open Edge browser and bring up the home page of the search engine you want, eg Google.
    Now click the 3 dots in the top right corner of Edge and scroll down to 'Settings' - then Advanced Settings and scroll down to 'Search in the address bar with' Click on 'Add New' If you're lucky you should see Google listed. Make it the default.
    Works for me with Duckduckgo - good luck !


    Warning: I've got Cortana switched off. If you use it these settings may not work since it uses Bing although it may just switch to Bing when you use it
    Last edited by kenC; 23 Jul 2015 at 19:01.
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  4.    23 Jul 2015 #14

    hmm mine still uses bing after doing your instructions. It works in the search page on Edge but not in the taskbar search.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Win10
       23 Jul 2015 #15

    I think it's only meant to change the default search engine for the internet (address bar)
    I'm sure someone will come up with something for the Taskbar search.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       23 Jul 2015 #16

    I've always had Cortana and the taskbar search turned off, never used it, don't need or want to use it.

    Turned it on to have a quick play with this.

    I got half the way there by adding an entry to the hosts file. The search then goes to Google, only trouble is it appears Google doesn't like having bing.com as the domain name in the URL, it just returns the 404 page...

    A bit of browser tweaking should fix that, i.e. that bing2google chrome plugin.

    I use Firefox, so can't verify. There's a bing2duck add-on but I can't be bothered to mod it at the mo.

    Definitely an easily fixable 'problem' though.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 42
    Windows 7,10
       24 Jul 2015 #17

    swarfega said: View Post
    hmm mine still uses bing after doing your instructions. It works in the search page on Edge but not in the taskbar search.
    Yes, this is the issue I want to fix.

    No matter what engine you change it to in the browser.

    The taskbar search will always use Bing.

    This is crap because Bing results are just not as good google.

    And therefore the taskbar search won't be as good.

    Always I wonder if there could be any anti trust laws with this?
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 42
    Windows 7,10
       24 Jul 2015 #18

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Look all you like, but you won't find a way to change it from Bing to anything else. This is MS's way of getting more people to use Bing. At least in the U.S. Bing is just as good as Google, so no big deal for us, but it sucks for those markets that Bing sucks in.
    Bing results are crap compared to google.

    I have tried it many times already.

    Hope there is some antitrust issues that will force microsoft to let us change the search engine in taskbar search.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Czech Republic
    Posts : 82
    Windows 10 TP x64
       24 Jul 2015 #19

    More likely they would disable web search...

    madmax2 said: View Post
    Bing results are crap compared to google.

    I have tried it many times already.

    Hope there is some antitrust issues that will force microsoft to let us change the search engine in taskbar search.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,453
    Windows 10
       24 Jul 2015 #20

    The taskbar search will always be Bing, its part of Cortana its not a generic web search

    Similar to 'OK Google' on Android this is tied to google search and cannot be changed
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