Bing Windows 8 Beta App Brings Quick, Simple and Fluid Approach To Web Searches
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Microsoft’s new Bing app brings slick and goodness of tiled searches to your web searches on Windows 8 RTM (release-to-manufacturing).
Microsoft’s flagship Windows 8 OS features have their own superb blends and with that, the web giant is bringing more fun to keep the users adhered to this new Metro-style operating system. The Bing app came aboard on Wednesday and is to be a feature of Windows 8 which is taking its launch on October 26.
The new Windows 8 beta has an Internet Explorer already; acting both as Windows 8 app and a traditional desktop program. The third option; Bing is a dedicated app which plays as a portal to Microsoft’s own search engine.
Launching Bing App On Windows 8 RTM:
Here’s what you would see and experience with launching the Bing app;
- Once you open the app, Bing’s home page pops up with search bar, links to popular topics and a picture in its background.
- If you click the search bar, it would display a tiled page with lists of both recent and popular searches. You can select either one of them or enter your own search criteria.
- If you scroll to the right, you would see more search results. If you click the tile (any), it would open the page in Windows 8 version of Internet Explorer.
- Now, the tricky and clumsy step approaches; just when you decide to go back the search results, you would have two apps opened—Bing and Internet Explorer. If you wish to return to Bing, you would need move the mouse to the upper left corner and click the thumbnail for Bing.
- You’ll find this clumsy, by going back and forth in between Bing and IE; but solution is always there! Keep both the apps opened up side-by-side.
- So, if you decide to keep both open; then use the mouse and from Bing go to the upper left corner and right-click the thumbnail for IE. Click the Snap Right option for displaying IE in the right pane of the screen.
- Bing can be moved to the left and with separator bar it can be decreased in size. The tiled search would appear vertically on the left side and by clicking on a search result; the page would open up in IE on the right side.
Most of Windows 8 apps, including Bing do not offer a lot of bells and whistles but that’s exactly what they are not meant to do. You can always choose to stick to desktop version of IE for hardcore searches and site management for Windows 8. Bing can always be at your side to help you get quick and fluid searches from Web.
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