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Bing Causing IE11 to hang

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    Bing Causing IE11 to hang

    I had my IE11 startup page to be the Bing homepage. This causes IE to hang as Bing apparently is not computable with IE11. I had to change my startup page to something else to get IE11 to start.

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    Try switching to different page then switch back to Bing, it might work.
    EDIT: Yes, it does, useless Bing.
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    Windows 8.1 works for me:

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    Make sure you have cleared your browser cache and retry.

    If no good, disable all add-on and test again:

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    BTW, I don't have any add-ons because I deleted them all.
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    I'm having what appears to be the same problem. Note that this problem only occurs when I use Internet Explorer on the desktop. The Metro IE works fine.

    However, a unique twist. I have a Windows 8.1 Desktop, Laptop and Tablet, all updated. I cannot search using Bing within IE11 on either my Tablet or Laptop. Nothing happens when I try to type in the Bing search area. It doesn't matter whether I'm using the Touch Keyboard or the real keyboard on my laptop. I can click on favorites and go somewhere else and everything works, including other search engines. Also, when I'm on, I notice that all of the various options in the Gear Icon are greyed out except File, Safety, and Compatibility View Settings. I can type in the address bar and that works fine. If I go to another web site, all of the Gear Icon options become available.

    This doesn't make sense to me. Any thoughts.

    By the way, when on another web site, I went to Internet Options and deleted everything but passwords and tracking info. Did the same using CCleaner. Also, if I go to using Firefox as my browser, the Bing search works fine. The only problem is when I try to use search on my desktop using the desktop ie11 browser.
    Last edited by Tomel; 22 Jan 2014 at 09:19.
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Bing Causing IE11 to hang

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