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I think BING is great. The best search engine around. I think it is suicide for the Open Source community to continue with anti-MSFT bashing meme. The information gigoloogle is EVIL beyond comprehension! Mozilla please, stop this madness and put Bing as default option on Firefox.
Tried to search for a solution to a MS WORD problem, and it found none. Same search with Google found 5 hits, 2 of which were on microsoft.com. 'Nuf said.
i think it is annoying and wish i could get rid of it. it is as bad or worse than a virus, it takes over your searches and makes itself the primary search platform with all kinds of bloat..
Bing's selection of supposed news outlets sucks. It uses "zimbio.com" which apparently lets just anyone post its "news." This may well include articles copy/pasted from legit news sites.
I absolutely loved Firefox Mozilla prior to the addition of Bing. My favorite search engine is Google. Google search does everything Bing, AND gives additional results, (usually the one I am looking for and Bing did not find). PROBLEM: When I use the primary search bar in the middle of the page with Google set as my search engine, BING becomes the search engine. BING SUCKS!!!! The way Bing is written in to the Firefox program, I have to believe the good reviews here are from a Bing automated system to build credibility. If I can not remove Bing from Mozilla Firefox, I may have to change.
Awesome!!! This search is amazing! Thanks Bing!!
Works like a charm. No need to restart the computer (vista).The people who had problems with the add-on might of not had the windows presentation foundation and Microsoft .net framework assistant plug-in and extension installed. It seemed like it was a click once installation and you need those in order for it to install correctly.
It installed right away. I clicked the option to "Use it immediately" and it immediately became my default search engine on the search engine tool bar window. I'm happy to finally not have Google as my default search engine but Bing which is the only one better than Google. I can't wait until I get a new computer with Windows 7 OS so that I can start using IE9 together with Bing. I'm ready to get rid of both Firefox and Google for my web use and go back to Microsoft reliable products once more. Too bad IE9 does not work with XP.
hallo Freunde, ich bekomme Bing im neuen Firefox 4.0 Beta 12
nicht aktiviert, was mache ich falsch.
I had installed this on Firefox on my work laptop 1-2 weeks ago and it has been working beautifully on that since then (that is why 5 stars). But now I tried to install it on my home laptop and got that same error message "This search engine isn't supported by Firefox and can't be installed".So according to the Firefox message I guess it is Firefox that is not supporting this (I have Firefox 3.6.12). Which is why I am keeping my 5-star rating.
By the way this reminded me of something funny I had often wondered about, that how come "Google" was always displayed on the top of the entries in my address bar dropdown? A couple of days ago I had removed all "Google" specific entries from the about:config settings and after this removal Google sites (such as www.google.com) no longer get saved to the address bar dropdown at all. Weird huh? Made me wonder if Firefox somehow called some functions on a google server when determining what to show in the address bar dropdown.By the way an earlier review had the suggestion to install Bing from:http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engines.html?name=bingThis suggestion works very good - at that URL, click on one of the many Bing links and answer Yes to the browsers question about adding the search engine.
Looks like it's blocked from installation at the software level. Firefox 3.6.13 says: "This search engine isn't supported by Firefox and cannot be installed."
This would be great, if it worked. I tried to install it today, and instead a Mozilla Plug in Search was installed, but hooks to a Bing search were added to the registry. When I try to install it now, I get the error- "Firefox could not install the search plugin from "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/54407/bing-20090601.xml?src=search" because an engine with the same name already exists." And yet Bing does not appear on any plugins or the search drop down. I tried doing "Firefox -safe-mode" and remove everything but my bookmarks, and it still fails. What's even worse, is the Bing search WAS installed on my copy of Firefox, and somehow now won't appear as a choice. Since it doesn't work,ONE star.
I accepted the agreement and installed fine. No need to restart or anything like other reviewers state. Thanks for the wonderful addon!
Thanks, Bing, for coming pre-installed with almost every single download, and taking FOREVER just to wipe out your existence on my hard drive.
Thank you EVER SO MUCH for not asking if I would like to restart Firefox.
That really helps!
Now I have about 3 hours worth of coding to re-do, considering I was not given an option to save my work.
This toolbar is horrible; serves no purpose.
I don't want to download crap like this without my consent.
The only search plugin that requires the acceptance of an idiotic EULA. Typical MS crap.
This does not get on my computer.
This will not install for SeaMonkey/2.0.10. Support is nonexistent. The email address is no longer valid and a question posted at the forum site as of today [2010-11-4] is 322 days old and has yet to be answered.
This failed to install for me on multiple machines, instead displaying the XML page as others mentioned.
I only got Bing to work by going here instead:
for me bing is best serach engine in the world , for the peace and love choice bing, bing for ever for my life for my death i love a super bing
While this is called InstallManager_Bing_Microsoft.Exe It is the newest file which installs the Add-on for firefox (and IE "if" you use it[I don't])
The searches are way better then Google, and more intuitive to your needs, without all the "Preferred" sites which Google gets paid for, not to mention every time you turn around, they are violating your privacy, and mine. (I'm glad I sold my stock 4 years ago, while the getting was good), and Google became to big, for good business practices. Bing's bar is down to earth, practical, and also helps keep your hotmail(live,msn hotmail etc) account active online, so you'll know when you receive new email,
wow this needs an update
I too vastly prefer bing to google these days. Not only does it return more intuitively relevant sites uncluttered with all those phony spam keyword sites & google 'preferred' results, its image search is far more user friendly. Add in google,inc.'s notoriously arrogant contempt for users' privacy, & bing is definitely the go-to engine these days. However, FF inexplicably requires that its users manually download bing as an add-on & I am having the same problem as others here have previously noted. I also receive the "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it" message with document tree. I did as a previous reviewer suggested & scrolled all the way to the bottom of the user agreement,alas to no avail. So I guess I am forced to either bookmark it or google for bing and neither option is as good as having bing as my default search as I would prefer. Can't wait til FF joins the 21st century and abandons its googlephilia; if our overworked & underappreciated mozilla developers would take a break, look up & take a gander at the real world now & then, they might notice that many of its users already did that a long time ago. It's ridiculous that users have to download the darn thing & even more ridiculous that the download is so troublesome & even inoperative for so many.
Crazy people, I had the same problem when trying to install but when I scrolled all the way down the End-User License Agreement I was then able to use bing!
I had a friend that had a problem with BING taking over her email. By that I mean when she checked her email, the message box showed for less than a second and then 'search with Bing' replaced the message. She could not read her email. This happened on every email she received. It drove me crazy until I removed the Bing plug-in and her email went back to normal. I did a search for 'Bing took over my email' and others had the same problem.
Yeah, tried to download, got some BS about an XML file and of course it doesn't work.
Can microsoft just make something that works the FIRST time around?
So I try to download and I get
This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.