- Rated 5 out of 5I 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.
- Rated 1 out of 5Looks 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."
- Rated 1 out of 5This 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5I accepted the agreement and installed fine. No need to restart or anything like other reviewers state. Thanks for the wonderful addon!
- Rated 1 out of 5Thanks, 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.
- Rated 1 out of 5The only search plugin that requires the acceptance of an idiotic EULA. Typical MS crap.
This does not get on my computer.
- Rated 1 out of 5This 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.
- Rated 1 out of 5This 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:
- Rated 5 out of 5for 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
- Rated 4 out of 5While 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,
- Rated 5 out of 5wow this needs an update
- Rated 1 out of 5I 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5Crazy 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!
- Rated 2 out of 5I 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.
- Rated 1 out of 5Yeah, 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?
- Rated 1 out of 5So 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5A real good search engine.
- Rated 2 out of 5I gave you two stars because of the ugly logo.
Why can't you use the blue B with the orange circle in the middle?
This orange logo is fail.
Blue logo FTW.
Thanks for an update that corrects this!
- Rated 5 out of 5thanks it works for me and looks great.
but I realized that the variety of buttons are small here for instance there is no way to add Facebook button into the toolbar. my question is, does anyone know that if there is any plan to overcome this shortage? thank you in advance.
- Rated 5 out of 5Hello all. I need a bit of help. I'm trying to install the official Bing search add-on v20090601 in to Google toolbar for FF. The toolbar is v7.1.20100408Wb1 with FF v3.6.3. The error message that I get when trying to install the add-on is as follows:
Firefox could not install the search plug-in from "https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/latest/10434/addon-10434-latest.xml?src=addondetail" because an engine with the same name already exists.
I don't have and didn't have the Bing engine installed. I did before, but it was in earlier versions of FF. When I updated to FF V3.6.3, it, the Bing search add-on, seemed to have disappeared which is why I'm trying to reinstall it. I uninstalled the Google toolbar for FF and updated to its latest version. Prior to that, I attempted to add the add-on to the previous toolbar v6.* without any success. I'd even tried adding the add-on using the "Make Bing your decision engine" link via the actual Bing homepage, but got the same error message.
Through a bit of diligent troubleshooting, I kinda' realized, but yet fully solved the issue. I ran FF as an admin- both normally and in safe mode-and found that it was installed there. So I uninstalled from both then reinstalled it in FF as a standard user. I no longer got the error message, but it still didn't appear while FF is running normally. I then ran FF in safe-mode, with normal privileges, and the add-on did appear in the toolbar. (I, of course, uninstalled it because I don't wanna' have to run FF with elevated privileges nor in safe.) So the question now is how do I get the add-on to appear without running FF with admin privileges?
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
- Rated 5 out of 5Microsoft has finally done something right. MSN Live Search was the worse search engine, and Yahoo was just a runner up to Google; but now we finally got a search engine that has take a lot of steps in the right direction of innovation and has blown away Google's search engine. Don't believe me do an image search side by side (Google and Bing) Bing no clicking next all the images load on the page. Not only that but you can search for the same image in various sizes. On regular searches if the description is cut off no problem hover to the right and its there without clicking on the link. Hover over videos and they play without having to click on them when they come back in search results. Thank you BING.
- Rated 5 out of 5this add is great. i like it better then google and yahoo. get this add
- Rated 1 out of 5Yea seriously wtf is this!?
and you dont need a addon if its such a search provider which u add to the search box??!??
- Rated 4 out of 5Finally i got relief from a Spy Engine, Google.
Thanks Bing. However your results.