Has Bing Taken Over Microsoft Windows’ Search Bar?

For those who have tried to use the search bar on the Windows Laptop have experienced something weird and didn’t initially exist in the Windows Search Bar that the results searched are displayed in bing browser.

Cortana is really on the way out, with Microsoft continuously de-emphasis its role in its products. In the past, it featured prominently on Windows’ taskbar as an assistant ready to serve you the information you need. Well the feature has now been booted out of that position and replaced by an impersonal Windows Search Bar, one that enthrones Microsoft Bing search instead and practically puts a web browser in your panel.

Few windows users probably use the platform’s Search Bar that has been there ever since the earliest days of Windows 10. That may have been simply because the functionality didn’t offer them anything over searching in Windows File Explorer directly. Over time, however that search bar has gotten even more features and is now practically Bing rather than Cortana.

The Windows’ Search Bar has been customized isn’t just for searching for files anymore. You now type in questions about trivia or even do calculations. You can check the news or go to certainwebsitesbright then and there. If those activities sound familiar to you, then you might be thinking of the things you do with Google Search and a browser, probably Google Chrome even.

I guess the move of the Bing browser to the search bar intends to invite Window’s user’s in to realizing Bing and Microsoft Edge browser which people don’t normally use them.

You can’t for example, easily search for and then install Windows apps in Chrome nor can you manage files like you would in Explorer. You can do all those from Windows Search without even opening a browser. Of course, under the hood, you are using Bing and Edge and those statistics probably add up in their favour.

However, some people complained about this merge of Bing being on the Search Bar.The good part is you can disable this integration when this hiccup occurs again.

The company already sorted out this issue, and those still affected have been offered a simple workaround on the same – reboot your PC to get back the functionality.


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