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Bing Side Bar Makes Default Search Set To Google Inconsequential
by Mike Levin
Thursday, March 16, 2023
And there you have it! Your browser has been updated to the newest version, and
now you have Bing in your face! The Bing logo goes in the upper-right. Click it
and you have the side-bar experience. Let’s see if it gives me any more answers
now that I’ve used up my daily quota, haha! Technically, it’s number of queries
within a 24-hour period, so it’s really more about rate than queries per day.
You mean I can’t talk to you all day long, Bing?
I am quite sure that if I had not already allowed all by browser defaults to be
reset to Microsoft recommendations, it would have occurred at this point, I’m
guessing. If you have Google set as your default search and just went through
your Bing Edge upgrade whether or not Google is still your default search? I’m
guessing an upgrade big enough to integrate side-search is big enough to reset
defaults. Or maybe the side-panel thing is to get around that so many people
have. Tricky, Microsoft!
Here’s what the browser looks like when you activate the Bing side-panel. See?
Even if you have your default address bar search set to Google, this gets
around that to expose you to Bing Chat anyway. Bing side bar makes default
search set to Google inconsequential.