Right now I have the Wikipedia search toolbar which I’m going to keep. I should have took note of what it was called but I found a random Add-on in the extensions and just removed it and that got rid of the toolbar. Bing Bar isnt show on remove program list, searched my hard drive for it, nothing found, manage add ons, option to remove is greyed out — how do I get rid of it? Well I can see from all the complaints that bing is really pissing peeps off , me included.When I LEFT CLICK on the logo of this or any tool bar–the “W” or the Google logo or the “B” -bing logo which is on the RIGHT END of the toolbar, I get the “manage toolbar” window to come up. There was Bing and several other toolbars listed–I just highlighted it and clicked the remove option. I am so damn sick of it sucking up CPU and its set as default now and I cant change that !!!!! I really must say that this is an intrusion ,as I did not ask for Bing yet it would seem that we are all stuck with it…Again MS pulling their BS What Davie said worked for me.A day or two later (again without my doing anything), Bing returned to its ‘default’ full line. go to pull down arrow to right of BING search box, select find more search providers, click on search, type in GOOGLE, select add , THEN go back to pull down arrow, manage providers, set google as default, THEN you can rt click or select bling/blang/boom! I have read all the responses, I too hate this intrusion and its a reason I do not buy Microsoft products and screw them anyway I can. Anyway I have no B icons no bing in add or remove etc.I’ve exhausted all efforts to figure out how to MOVE the Bing bar BACK TO THE TOP, where is SHARES the top line with the Explorer url space. Its a website search engine that MS add in many of the updates and such so if you get rid of it it comes back. I suspect its why I have to set search engine defaults each time I boot up.i.e I go to uninstall programs in the control panel…when i try to uninstall it i get the window asking if i want to allow bing to make changes on my computer…if i hit yes it says its configuring for my computer and acts like its doing a new install…if i hit no, nothing happens, like i never clicked uninstall.not a huge problem…but i hate preloaded software you can’t get rid of.The real hackers and malware providers should have mandatory sentence’s and be criminal offenses instead of a slap on the wrist or not prosecuted at all!!!
When I ran the latest update on Firefox, it appeared on its own.
I liked this set-up, as it removed the ‘dedicated line’ that Bing occupied before.
I like Bing, but am trying to unclutter all the stuff at the top of the Explorer page, and this was a great discovery.
There was a scroll-down arrow to the right of the Bing search space, which when clicked showed the options: ‘hotmail, autofill, private, messenger, email page, im page’.
Releasing the ‘toggle’ would collapse this dropdown menu.