Make Bing home page & default search engine on Browsers

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Microsoft’s Bing is one of the most famous and widely used search engine in the world. It’s second most used after Google. Google holds 67% whereas Bing holds around 17% of the overall search engine market share.

Google can be consider as the daddy of all search engines and Bing is trying to catch up with Google. Microsoft’s Engineers are working day and night to improve their search portal. Anyways, if you prefer using Bing or if you love it, you may want to make Bing home page and default search engine on your Browser. If you don’t know how to do this, just go through the below tutorials. We’ve shared video as well a text tutorial for all three major browsers i.e Firefox, Internet explorer and Google Chrome.

To make Bing home page on Firefox, just follow these below steps:-

Step 1:- From Firefox’s menu bar, click on tools menu and then select the options sub menu.

Firefox Step 1-Make Bing home page & default search engine on Firefox browser

Step 2:- Now. you’ll be able to see the Firefox’s Option Window in which there’s a text box in front of the Home Page label. In that text box, just enter http://bing.com and click the OK button. This will save your settings and would make Bing home page on your Firefox browser.

Firefox Step 3-Make Bing home page & default search engine on Browsers

Step 3:- Restart the browser.

Done !

Select Bing from the drop-box as shown in the below screenshot.

Firefox Step 4-Make Bing home page & default search engine on Browsers

 

Video Tutorial for Firefox

For internet explorer, watch the below video:

To do this on Google Chrome, just follow these below steps –


Step 1:- From the top right corner of Google Chrome, select the tiles icon (as show in the below screenshot) and select the settings menu from the popup menu.

Step 2:- After clicking on settings menu, you’ll be able to see the Google Chrome’s settings page. From this page, select the “Open a specific page or set of pages” from the list of options that appears below the “On Startup ” text.

Step 3:- Now you’ll be able to see a dialog box with a text field in it. Simply enter http://bing.com in it and click on the O.K button.

Make Bing home page & default search engine on Google Chromer browser

Step 4 :- To make Bing the default search engine, click on the drop down list that appears in front of Manage Search Engines button and select Bing.

Make Bing home page & default search engine on Browsers

Step 5 :- Restart the browser.

Done !
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11 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Pramod,

    You did a mistake at the opening of this post, You mentioned “Microsoft’s Bing is one of the most famous browser in the world .” which is wrong as bing is a search engine not browser. :)

  2. Hi Pramod
    I did not know BIng was the second most popular. That is still a real difference between Google and Bing though but iI guess in the scheme of things 17% is good.

    Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Sue

  3. Hello Pramod,
    This is indeed a nice tutorial and it was sure understandable :).
    Then Google was my default homepage but now i made my blog url the default homepage. The reason i made my blog my browser homepage is because i visit my blog more than Google or Bing :).
    If i want to search for stuff, i use the search bar located at the side of the address bar. But i use Bing webmaster for my keyword research and other seo practices.

    Have yourself a nice weekend over there

  4. Hi Pramod,

    First of all I had no clue that Bing was that popular. I personally don’t ever use Bing for anything. Maybe I should start using it.

    I still find myself going to Google for everything and it is currently set as my homepage. Maybe I need to start looking at using Bing.

    I guess it’s just what we get used to…thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. I truly agree with your points comaparing between google and bing. In near future you will get to see lot of hike in the popularity of bing . Thanks for your view.

  6. Hi Pramod,

    I have always use Bing at home even at my workplace. Our IT set up all our computer browser and search default all computers at work. Some friends worry to use google as they fear their privacy is lost with google, but I do not worry about this.

    My question is, all these years, I use Bing as my home page default and search engine but I did not see any rewards and how do I receive or get the rewards. Also I have three e-mail accounts, one account, Hotmail is set up to notify me for rewards but that’s it. I do not know how to go on further. Everyday I do searches a lot, I would have gotten a reward a long time. Can enhance me on these to benefit other readers with the same queries as well. I am not so good in technical aspects including terminologies, I hope you still understand what I am trying to point out. Thank you

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