How to Change Your Firefox Search Provider to Microsoft Bing

  1. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10434 ( Update: This is the only official provider made by Microsoft itself)
    This is the URL I originally posted (from which the below screenshots come): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12205 – Of course you are recommended to go to the official URL above.
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  2. Check “Let me install this experimental add-on” and click “Add to FireFox”
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    Now the add-in is there.
  3. In the search bar, click the little triangle at the left and choose Bing.
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  4. In your browser it may not the first item nor bold as in the pic here. Click “Manage Search Engines…”.
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  5. Click “Move Up” to have it the first item
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  6. If you have Google Toolbar, you need to check more settings:
  1. Go to Google Settings. In the “Layout” tab, make sure to choose “Classic Toolbar Layout”. Save that.
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  2. In Firefox address bar, type:
    about:config
    without “http://” or anything, and click the button that appears then.
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  3. In the “Filter” field type: “browser.search.defaultenginename”
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  4. Double click the only result that will show, you get a message box where you should  enter text. Replace the existing text “Google” with “Bing” instead, and click OK.
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  5. Close the window. Your default provider is set.

Have fun :-)

 

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