Make Bing home page & default search engine on Browsers

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 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 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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January 31, 2015 11:33 pm

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… Read more »

January 31, 2015 11:37 pm

What is meant by awaiting moderation on my comment? Please, explain to me in simple term. Thank you.

July 16, 2014 10:46 pm

iwant bing and no other

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shiwangi shrivastava
January 3, 2014 3:33 pm

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.

Susan Velez
September 29, 2013 5:49 pm

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.

September 29, 2013 7:03 am

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

Sue Price
September 25, 2013 1:25 pm

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.


September 23, 2013 4:51 pm

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. :)