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Advance Notification October 14th 2014 Security Bulletin

  1. #31


    Posts : 76
    Windows 8 64-bit OEM Install Upgraded to 8.1 through Store


    I got this on Win7 Pro 64-bit only not on Win8

    What do you get when you open a new tab

    The new search bar is not on the first tab that opens when you start IE, it only appears when you add a tab (if the default is to open tabs as 'the new tab page'
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  2. #32


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post

    Yeah, no Bing Bar here either. Maybe if you already had it but it was disabled, it reactivated it. MS does on occasion put Bing Bar in some third party installs just like Google and Adobe have for years, but I've never seen them do it in an update.
    This one is one I have never seen before, and I know it was not there before doing the Windows updates. I just wish I would have taken a screen shot. When I open a new tab, it goes to the New Tab Page that lists frequent sites I've visited. This new Bing Bar was not up at the top where most search bars etc are. It was just above the two rows of tiles showing the web sites I've visited. I haven't run windows update on my other desktop PC yet so I'll see if I can get a screen shot on that PC. This install isn't that old so Bing was likely the default and only search engine installed. I just hadn't got around to swapping in Google. My guess if you already removed Bing you may not get this extra search bar. As soon as I removed Bing and added Google in manage add-ons it was gone.
    Sorry if I am mis reading, but if you are talking about screen shot for new search bar, here you go, Bing is my default search

    Attachment 52575
    That's the one I saw, thanks for posting the screen shot.
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  3. #33


    Whenever I try to search something through the Bing Search on the New Tabs section, it always lets me type in the search box at the top of the screen. I don't know if that's a problem, or if it's supposed to do that.
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  4. #34


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by williamsjesse17 View Post
    Whenever I try to search something through the Bing Search on the New Tabs section, it always lets me type in the search box at the top of the screen. I don't know if that's a problem, or if it's supposed to do that.
    I think it supposed to do that, they copied Chrome
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  5. #35


    Okay
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  6. #36


    I sometimes use Chrome on my Windows 7 Laptop. But, ever since I got IE fixed, there's really no need for it anymore. Plus, Chrome seems slower than IE now anyways.
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  7. #37


    Downloaded and installed all updates (after checking their purpose) and this looked like easiest one to date. It didn't change anything I can see, even IE stayed exactly as I had it, no Bing no bars etc. Opening page and new tabs all started up with Google and so did search.
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  8. #38


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    If you don't use the address bar for searching, the option to disable this new search box is here, remove tick from search in address bar and search box on the new tab page (or change default search engine to something other than Bing)

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  9. #39


    I use Bing as my default search. When I open up IE or Chrome, I have it set up to open Bing and MSN. I go with what Microsoft wants me to use.
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  10. #40


    I do use Google too though. But, I don't have it as my default search provider.
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