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How to replace Bing with Google or another engine for Windows 10 Search

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On Windows 10, by default, when you type a query in the taskbar search box, alongside results for apps, files, and settings, Windows Search will also suggest web searches, which will open Microsoft Edge and use Microsoft Bing to answer your question.

Although there is nothing wrong with Bing results, many people may prefer another search engine or experiences, such as Google, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, or even Baidu, for privacy, relevance, or personal preference. The only problem is that since Bing is deeply integrated into Windows 10, you won't find a setting to change the search engine. However, if you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can use an extension (plus additional tweaks) to redirect the searches to any search engine you like.

In this Windows 10 guide, we will walk you through the steps to modify the system to search the web from the Windows Search using your preferred search engine and web browser.

Warning: This process requires the installation of third-party tools that Microsoft does not support, and they will change the behavior of Windows 10. Although these tools worked as expected during our test, you should use them only at your own risk. You have been warned.

How to change Bing on Windows Search using Chrometana Pro

If you use Google Chrome, you can redirect web results to open with your default web browser using the Google search engine (DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, or Baidu) using the Chormetana extension and the third-party tool known as "EdgeDeflector."

Install Chrometana Pro extension

To add Chrometana Pro to Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Open the Chrometana Pro extension page in the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Click the Add to Chrome button.

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  1. Click the Add extension button.
  2. Click the Chrome extension menu button.
  3. Click the Chrometana Pro option to open the settings.

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  1. Check the Enabled option.
  2. Use the drop-down menus and select the Cortana and Bing option and Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, or Baidu, depending on the search engine you prefer.Quick tip: You can also choose the Custom option to specify a custom search engine.

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Once you complete the steps, the browser will be ready to handle web searches using the search engine of your choice from Windows Search. However, you will still need to set up the EdgeDeflector tool, set the default browser settings, and configure Windows Search to make the solution work.

Install EdgeDeflector

To install the EdgeDeflector tool on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Open the EdgeDeflector GitHub download page.

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  1. Click the EdgeDeflector_install.exe link to download the tool.
  2. Double-click the executable to launch the installer.
  3. Click the Install button.

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  1. Click the Close button.

After you complete the steps, the EdgeDeflector will intercept the action that will open Microsoft Edge and redirect it to the browser set as the system default instead.

Change default browser

To set Chrome as your default browser, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Apps.
  3. Click on Default apps.
  4. Under the "Web browser" section, click the default browser and select Google Chrome.

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Once you complete the steps, the only thing left to do is to configure Windows Search to use your default web borwser to shows the web results.

Configure Windows Search

To redirect searches to your preferred browser and search engine on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Click the search box in the taskbar.Quick tip: You can also start a search by opening the Start menu and typing a search term.
  2. Type a search a web search – for example, "web: When Microsoft was founded?"
  3. Select the EdgeDeflector option from the default app selection message.

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  1. Click the OK button.

After you complete the steps, Chrome will open and show the query results with your specified search engine. You only need to set the default browser for Windows Search once.

How to change Bing on Windows Search using Foxtana Pro

In the case that you prefer Mozilla Firefox, you can redirect web results to open on this browser and the search engine of your choice (Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, or Baidu). You only need to set Firefox as your default browser, install the Foxtana Pro extension and the EdgeDeflector tool.

Install Foxtana Pro extension

To install the Foxtana Pro extension on Firefox, use these steps:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Open the Foxtana Pro extension page in the Firefox add-ons page.
  3. Click the Add to Firefox button.

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  1. Click the Add button.
  2. Click the Foxtana Pro button to open the settings.
  3. Check the Enabled option.
  4. Use the drop-down menus and select the Cortana and Bing option and Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, or Baidu, depending on the search engine you prefer.Quick tip: You can also use the Custom option to specify a custom search engine.

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Once you complete the steps, Firefox will be ready to process search results using your chosen search engine. However, similar to the Chrome's solution, you will still need to configure EdgeDeflector, change the default browser settings, and customize the Windows Search experience to make the solution work as expected.

Install EdgeDeflector

To install the EdgeDeflector tool on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Open the EdgeDeflector GitHub download page.

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  1. Click the EdgeDeflector_install.exe link to download the tool.
  2. Double-click the executable to launch the installer.
  3. Click the Install button.

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  1. Click the Close button.

After you complete the steps, the tool will intercept the action that will open Microsoft Edge and redirect it to the browser set as the system default instead.

Change default browser

To set Firefox as the new default browser, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Apps.
  3. Click on Default apps.
  4. Under the "Web browser" section, click the default browser and select Firefox.

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Once you complete the steps, you will need to configure the Windows 10 search feature to use the system default borwser to shows the web results with your prefered search engine.

Configure Windows Search

To redirect searches to your preferred browser and search engine on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Click the search box in the taskbar.
  2. Type a search a web search – for example, "web: When Microsoft was founded?"
  3. Select the EdgeDeflector option from the default app selection message.

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  1. Click the OK button.

After you complete the steps, Firefox will open and show the query result with your specified search engine.

Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.

201 Comments
  • Oh windows central
  • Indeed. I threw up three times in my mouth while reading this article.
  • Mission accomplished. Get rid of that holiday weight! :P
  • Lol, WC doubles as a health app.
  • Yes this!!!
  • Using Bing outside the U.S. Is, simply put, crap. Easy searches give weird, wrong and unpractical results. Google is, sadly, the only option. So, thanks Mauro and Daniel for this how-to. It was helpful :)
  • Works fine in the UK.
  • ^this!
  • Blasphemy!!! Lol.
  • Why?
  • Here's a crazy idea: not everyone likes Bing. In fact, nearly 80% of all searches are non-Bing.
  • Or Edge. 
  • +1 Bing is fine. Edge, not so much.
  • Bing is fine in Usa but not in Finland you cant find anything whit it
  • So when's the "Here's how to easily switch to Android from Windows" article coming? Just kidding, Dan... Geez!! ;)
  • Well since 97% people use iOS and Android, I guess they should make that article too.
  • That article would actually be a good one.. Not hard for me I just cut 90% of Google's services.. I keep the google email account I created when Gmail was invitation only, I use webmaster tools and analytics.. That's that's all folks.
  • Naah.. Google is just too mainstream
  • Google at 80% was a long time ago. Today, Google is now down to 63.9% of searches according to analytics firm comScore.  In fact, Bing is slowing closing the gap with Google, and doing quite well. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/12/29/instant-analysis-micros...
  • He didn't say 80% web searches are through Google. He said 80% web searches are not through Bing.
  • I'm having arguments to this effect on Twitter right now. Morons. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • And it seems you are working hard the percentage to be even higher. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I only use Bing for the Rewards. The results aren't as good, since I do a lot of searching for technical information, including open source software. When they had the Bing challenge several years ago, Google won. Posted from my Moto X Pure Edition via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Bing us starting to challenge google. http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/techflash/2015/12/once-of-microso...
  • There's something wrong with this sentence "We know you might not be a Bing fan, so here's how to get Cortana in Windows 10 to consult Google instead."
    It should probably say some people might. Otherwise it just pisses people off. I am a Bing fan and you might want to highlight some of it's features.
  • Here in India Bing has changed and improved a lot. It shows top trends based on current affairs which is good for a person to get general info of the Indian Politics,Sports or any national discussion. Bing for me now is getting better now. Other countries except US I guess Bing is pretty worse not providing accurate links. Microsoft still has a long way to get things done with those countries. It wont be a profitable to them at all whatever they get search results from Europe as. Google is also struggling to earn from its search results so I don't expect Bing to be successful everywhere.
  • Bing sometimes brings impractical results to some queries. Such as while searching my college in Tamil nadu bing gets nowhere near where Google gets my job done. Outside US bing is not that good,particularly if you search for local contents.
  • Me no like google
  • I don't use a single google owned service, its quite liberating.
  • The only google service I'm forced to use is when I watch videos on YouTube. I don't have a google account though, so I guess that makes up for it just a little...
  • The trick is to watch those YouTube videos via video rollover preview on Bing.com so Google doesn't get any ad revenue from it.
  • Good one!
  • I use myTube and Google doesn't get ads played either.
  • Your searching and browsing experience must be really poor then. When Bing and Edge match Chrome and Google, in the UK at least, I'll twist but until then I'll stick. I've tried but it's a dreadful thing of horror. Inline videos in Edge not playing, no swiping, adverts, ridiculous half baked search results... No thanks.
  • I'll stick with Bing and I have high hopes for edge as it matures. Besides gotta have those Bing rewards Hehe.
  • Bing rewards are not available outside US. Bing sometimes brings impractical results to some queries. Such as while searching my college in Tamil nadu bing gets nowhere near where Google gets my job done. Outside US bing is not that good,particularly if you search for local contents.
  • Why would I?
  • I dunno, not sure we asked you, lol.
  • Lmao.. True True
  • Exactly my point. Prioritise better search results keeping Cortana. Good work WC
  • In my country, where Bing is barely working, I'm kinda forced to use Google
  • What country is that?
  • Every country that isn't the US.
  • Hahaha,lol
  • If my country, Malaysia. But generally, I guess mostly anywhere that isn't US applies too
  • .
  • I want to use Edge with google, dammit!
  • You can set the default search engine to Google in Edge.
  • These people don't read the articles properly
  • But can you set it to their ipv6 address
    Ipv6.google.com
  • I meant if I search anything on Cortana, I want it to open Edge and search that thing on google.
  • Just when Edge have Extensions
  • Meh I'll pass I like using Bing mainly for the reward points
  • Yeah, those points are nice.
  • Points? I think this might be a US only thing?
  • If Bing worked properly outside the US, this wouldn't be necessary.
  • For MS its always 'IF'
  • I've been using Bing for several years now over here in the Netherlands without any complaints...just sayin' ;-)
  • I use bing sometimes in the Netherlands but it sucks for me.
  • Glad to hear it's working for you, I do have to admit that I noticed a marked improvement a few years ago. Before then, local searches would find the closest US result and wouldn't even attempt to find anything that would be even close to what I'm searching for, however, to this day Google still beats it hands-down. When it comes to local results, Bing just cannot compare and god knows I've tried using it several times on my Lumia, that search button looks so useful, yet time and time again I am completely disappointed by how irrelevant or lacking the results are.
  • I use Bing and all my business devices default to it in Australia, works pretty well here.
  • I use bing me too, is a very good service!
  • That used to be the case and still is for most countries, however I've noticed a significant improvement on non-US bing over the last few years. UK Bing is now on par with the American Bing in many aspects
  • Why people wouldn't just use the default bing? I avoid the g monster as much as possible. Bing is very good. Ann alternative search result is always refreshing.
  • ? Default Bing usually redirects just like Google does. Try it with a VPN based out of some country like Israel, or Brazil. It should redirect to the nation specific site. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Works fine in the UK.
  • And the next work around that windows central would suggest is to get android and switch to android app of WC
  • What a giant overreaction by commenters. Oh well...
  • What do you mean over reaction? What do you expect? Shower praises? For a OS that doesn't even have an update and is having not even 3% share or for an article that is actually helping google have even more better search results by ignoring Bing resulting in further downfall,of the already doomed OS
  • Complete overreaction. You're a fan boy end of. Just because you can't handle anything non Microsoft actually being better. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You use android so your statement is invalid lol
  • That doesn't mean people don't like using google. Seriously I'd understand if by using google you was pledging your soul to them, but calm down. Im a bing-user myself, but even I agree that some people like Google's search engine or their products, so let them. Like @DaddyLikey and @IEhrgeizl said, you're having a complete overreaction to alot of peoples preferences. WC are just showing tips for their readers. This does not mean its the downfall of "the already doomed OS".
  • Smh. The comments on this site sometimes. For a lot of people Google is already more accurate so why waste time and effort using Bing when for lots of people it rarely returns useful results? Don't get me wrong, I like Microsoft services, but for me Bing sucks. Search operators are weak too. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Outside of the US Bing struggles to compete with Google.
  • Oh really? I've been using Bing by default since Windows 8.x and it works fine for me in the UK - which just in case you don't know is outside the US. How about you try doing a search in something like this:  http://comparewebsearch.com​ which sends the same search to Google, Bing and Yahoo - the results aren't that different. The main difference I find is the image search. I find Google to be a bit better and a while back when they copied the UI from Bing that meant it wasn't as bad cause the UI in Googles image search use to be crap.    
  • Who would do that?
    Posted by Android Windows Central app
    ;)
  • Why does WC refer to Cortana as “it“. “It's“ a “She”. Damn.
  • It is a technology. Not a person, not your friend. Also not real.
  • “It” is personified to a person (female, precisely) though.
  • Um, that's your interpretation.Cortana is still a technology and not an actual person. Why does this bother you so much? We're not going to reverse our policy on it.
  • Ruining the illision that there's actually a female that talks to him?  (j/k Vaishnavite!)
  • I agree with your policy. The movie "Her" shows what happens if we consider technology to be on the same level as people. The result isn't good. Posted from my Moto X Pure Edition via the Windows Central App for Android
  • It's annoying enough to deal with all the women in my life before putting up with another one. If Cortana was an impersonal and highly professional male with no attitude, I'd be a little bit more likely to use it.
  • umm...Tell that to Master Chief
  • Would you refer to Doctor or Data as "it"? 
  • Now I understand why Cortana would want to claim the Mantle of Responsibility for herself. ☺
  • She sounds hot
  • Cortana can have a male or female voice. We're talking about the virtual assistant not the AI from Halo. Get over it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Bing rules!
  • Why??
  • Because.
  • Why?
  • Because Cortana will someday own Google and hopefully the Internet :P
  • Scary sci-fi movie in the making here.. :P
  • More people use google that's why. Please the masses etc
  • That is a good bit of info. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Troll
  • No one asked for a roll-call
  • Yes you are. Our did you mean the other guy... /s Really though, it is useful for when Bing returns less than useful results, which is most of the time. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Bing is getting better and better. I rarely use google for search. Only thing I use is my Gmail that I got away back when there was invitation only.
  • What is Gmail?
  • Maybe he meant she-male xD
  • LOL
  • Something for phones??It's not that Bing search results aren't that good but either Cortana is slow or Bing can't figure that out
  • This is a chrome extension. Cortana is built on Bing. Reread the article. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Maybe this article should have been delayed until extension support arrived in Edge so that people didn't have to install an entire other browser they may or may not want just to get search redirection for Cortana.
  • This is not endorsing the installation of Chrome, it's just a guide for people who already use Chrome.
    And you say: Download an entire other browser like it was something really heavy and hard.
    And it doesn't make sense to wait for Edge to have extensions since at this point, in this regard, Chrome is better and, like I said, it's for Chrome users. Now, when Edge gets extension support and someone develops an extension for this purpose, then they'll probably write another article about it.
  • Perhaps you should re-read what I actually said instead of drawing assumptions. At no point did I say the article "endorsed" the installation of chrome, it simply has it as a requirement for this functionality. The article title and byline both suggest getting Cortana to search using Google. It mentions nothing about Chrome until the fourth paragraph, and the first step in the guide is installing it.  I never suggested this was hard, it's just a very nuclear-option way of getting this functionality. Considering Edge will be able to do the same as soon as Extension support gets baked into it, I was only suggesting that the downsides/requirements for this should be more clear from the outset. For what it's worth, I was not in any way bemoaning anyones browser choice. I use Chrome, and have done since 2008 before the "1.0" release. I just understand (unlike yourself it seems) that not everyone uses - or wants to use - Chrome as their primary web browser. Internet Explorer and Firefox still have larger market share (combined) than Chrome does, so this is a large group of people.
  • I use Chrome. Come at me bro.
  • What I don't get is, given Google's actively hostile stance towards Windows, how so many erstwhile Windows fans can have an agnostic or even positive view towards using Google's services.
  • I'm one of the people who adamantly despise Google. I don't get it either.
  • I don't get your comment at all.
  • He doesn't like Google. Get it? Google is a big pile of sh..
  • Ok grow up, so childish. It's a technology not your wife/husband.
  • Google isn't hostile to desktop windows. They can't afford to be, a lot of ad revenue comes from there. And for many users Google is more accurate than Bing. In that case it is simply using the better product. If Bing works better than user Bing. It's not that hard to understand is it? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • O shut up. This Is Windows Central!!!!. ( quote from 300) LOL
  • I wouldn't do this as I intend to rack up my bing rewards points. Currently at close to 8k points.
  • Going for a couple amazon codes, I see?
  • Nice for those in the US...
  • Now why the hell would I wanna do such?
  • The article isn't a suggestion for YOU. It's a suggestion for people who use Chrome and Google to take advantage of Cortana.
  • Really strange way of helping the Windows Ecosystem grow. I'm just saying.
  • Our job is to help the user not pimp for Microsoft.
  • You're on a roll today Dan! Hahaha.. "Pimp"!! That was a killer one!
  • Absolutely right. It's about giving users options and the instructions if the user chooses those options.
  • No, only pimp for Alphabet. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Nope. No way in hell am I getting Chrome. I know what Google uses my information for, and I don't like it. Nor do I like the information of mine that they use for this.
  • Do you really think that Microsoft is an angel with your information? I don't really trust either companies in this regard.
    You know, the article isn't making you download Chrome, you download if you want to do what the article says.
  • What's so bad about edge maybe Im out the loop but i have never used a different browser
  • Not sure about other people but my biggest complaints are 1. it doesn't 'remember' it's last settings (i.e. that I had it sized a certain way, open on Monitor #2; unlike IE it always opens up full screen on the primary monitor, which is annoying), 2. the UI sucks, particularly with the tabs on top like Chrome, making it difficult to resize and drag and drop the windows, and then little things like not having a 'go' arrow to click, placement of the URL box when you open a new tab, etc. That said, I still use it as my  main browser simply for the "Ask Cortana" integration and the dark theme, but I do miss IE 11 at times.
  • If Google were to disallow this app from connecting to Chromecast, would the app developer give us back our money?
  • Wrong article.
  • Thanks, but no thanks. Would only use Google for some obscure searches.
  • This article is offensive. Flagged it and reported it as spam LOL
  • Just did that.
  • Watch now as magically nothing happens! lol
  • LMFAOO
  • In a way they're just keeping up with Microsoft's new focus, focus on the market share. Everyone else's platform before their own.
  • Good if you lived outside the US where Bing isn't as robust.
  • Instead of using Chrome, use Chromium or SRWare Iron if you really value your privacy, both are based off the Open Source branch of Chrome, the latter is built for Germany and it's strict privacy safeguards.
  • I think Microsoft should sue for trademark infringement. Chrometana sounds too much like Cortana with much of the same functionality.  If SKY in the UK can claim Skydrive was confusing, I would think MS would have a pretty good case.
  • Workaround meaning hacks. Next time post how to hack our phones to use andtoid apps .. moral high ground but use google seeatch on cortana lol.. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Thanks but I don' like google and even more I don't like their browser.
  • Dan seriously?! Google chrome is malware, adware and Trojan. I wouldn't feel bad if you said Firefox but chrome?! Meh, yuck, I want to puke. Google search engine is ok but I can't do without Bing. Did you forgot about Bing rewards and all the goodies. (US only). Further more would you encourage us to use Android since they have the bigger market share? If not I don't see your point saying 80% of searches is not from Bing. Sorry but I don't want any of the cool aid LOL.
  • I don't think you actually read the article. Either that or have next to no reading comprehension. Try reading it again. If you look really really hard you'll see that this was aimed at people who prefer Google to Bing. As in not you. As was said above the site is meant to help the users not Microsoft. Is that too for you hard to understand? Or maybe this is another fanboy who thinks that Microsoft is here to save us all from the villainous Google. You do realize that Microsoft is a corporation that doesn't care for just privacy either right? Neither company is morally superior to the other. If that is your issue how about you switch to Linux and look at Richard Stallman's philosophy on computer use. Do yourself a favor and grow up, realize that you are not the only person on this site and that others may have different needs or preferences. Windows is the most popular desktop OS and Google is the most popular search engine, see the connection yet? Smh people I swear. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Spoken as a true Google fan boy. Google is popular yes not productive, that's my point. Edge with Bing is way more productive. Just read the comments before and after mine and you will see that we don't trust Google. Let me ask you something sir/ma'am: Can you change your location or region on your Android phone to access apps not for your region? For instance Cortana will not be installed outside her region on Android but she can be used on Windows anywhere by simple changing ones region to one that she is in. So tell me who watches you more? Maybe both MS and Google have similar privacy issues but with MS we have more control over our data and what app can access info. That makes Microsoft, Bing, Edge, Windows best for me and most of us.
  • That is all well and fine but I have recently discovered an issue with Cortana in W10m... In 8.1 I could activate Cortana and tell her to play an artist (or any music on my phone) and the Xbox Music app would start playing the requested music... However, in 10m... Cortnana just jumps to an internet search of what was asked and doesn't play anything. So far I have not found any articles that deal with this specifically as most deal with Cortana on the desktop... Does anyone know of a fix or is this just something we have to wait on?
  • I've de-googled entirely and very happy with Bing on ie or edge.
  • Thanks for the humor, commenters
  • Stop doing this kind of articles... wtf are you thinking...
  • Because you just said that I've commissioned 5 more like this to be done.
  • If you do that you will be fired from Windows Central LOL.
  • Lol, some people way over react. I've seen some berate you for being too hard on readers but I find your responses funny. Some people just aren't smart enough for articles like this, hard to imagine though because it is pretty low level in the grand scheme of things. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • @IcRONOS it was a joke dum dum. I see you commenting that people can't read but you seem to lack understanding your self. 'Lol' at the end don't only means laugh out loud it also means the writer it not serious. Great joke Daniel Rubino it's good to see you participating in the comments, keep it up.
  • I really enjoy your remarks and humor. Please keep it going Mr. Rubino.
  • That's very useful.
    Seriously, I'm a Microsoft user, I have a Lumia 950xl, a Windows PC, I develop for Windows Phone. I love my MS products, but...
    I don't use Bing, for two big reasons:
    - Familiarity and habit, I'm just used to using Google.
    - Google's search results are just more relevant and accurate in my experience, the overall experience is just better. Sorry, but it's true. I use Opera (and Chrome mostly for web dev) because, at least for now, they are supperior to Edge in many aspects.
    I also have Gmail as my main email account, but this is mainly due to the fact that I'm lazy to change to outlook as my main email provider and It's kinda good to keep your data scattered with multiple companies. Google is no saint but, as far as I know, Microsoft isn't either. Oh, and there's also Youtube, which is a big reason to keep a google account for me.
  • Blasphemy!!!!
  • I know! WE BING, BIOTCH.            
  • I find Bing superior for information and now even surpassing Google for consumption. http://www.bingiton.com I swear I had no idea which I was choosing until after the fact. http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e4f7/ob1s7llis2c07i2zg.jpg
  • Nice
  • It's incredible how I'm seeing here in the comments the same type of fanboyism I see in the Android and iOS communities. It's depressing. I thought the Windows community was a bit more open minded.
  • I think the Windows community is the worst out of the three. Anything that's not related to Windows may it be a search engine, apps, features, etc. is considered complete garbage even though most of those things are equal or much better on the other platforms.
  • Worse than the iOS community? Not really, they are pretty bad over on iMore. But Android Central is nowhere near like this. Android users tend to be more open minded in my experience simply since they have to be. No two android phones are the same due to ROMs and all. I just don't get the fanboyism. I guess it is meant to counter buyer's remorse, maybe they secretly regret their purchase so to feel better about it berate the other options as justication for their purchase. It's the only logical reason I can think of. Unless all of them are mentally under the of 10. That's possible I guess lol. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Android users are the worse. Since they are apart of the biggest ecosystem
  • Edge is 200%faster than chrome
  • Good joke.
  • Really edge is faster than chrome at least 1.5 times
  • Oh damn 1 second more is darn fast/s Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Frost Nexus 6P
  • Bing is fine why Ms does these things..... I hate google search its not my cup of tea
  • Wish i could do this on my phone
  • No Thanks! -_-
  • Chrome is hard on the battery - unless using extensions, I cannot fathom a reason to use it over edge and I am not selling my soul to the devil with Bing like I am with google. So while I am sure this article is helpful to some shouldn't we be educating the masses who are blindly using the non Microsoft crap on this centric site? Might as well tell people how to run chromeos on their new surface.
  • I am totally fine with Bing + Edge + Cortana combination. What Bing doesn't work out for me Google doesn't either. But WC did a great job starting a comment riot.
  • BLASPHEMY
  • I love Bing.. Esp it's added features. Like Rewards, Bing in the Classroom, Visual Aesthetics, tabs to Microsoft Services, even News Updates
  • This article feels sacreligious  hahahahh
  • I want to like Bing and keep trying with it, but frequently have to repeat a search with Google to get the results I need. I'm in the UK and no rewards for us either.
  • Has anyone has a problem with their search on the 950, it puts me to the home screen when I click enter
  • Yep, same here. I find a new bug daily
  • IPhone users know how good is the Bing app on their phone. With the new version one might forget using google. The update is really cool.
  • Good. Bing is better now then before, but not as good as google. I only use bing on my phone. To bad tho that even my dedicated search button don't work whit windows 10.... It just crases 8 out of 10 times.... As many other things.
  • Firefox does the same thing but without the need of any extention, it's a browser setting. No Chrome malware needed ;-)
  • Yeeeh! No malware(chrome) needed.
  • Yes the cortana should include an option
  • ???? Why Google when you can Bing it
  • Ew
  • Why would you want to? Google sucks
  • F' Google, start using Bing, it will improve
  • Google peasants
  • why?!!! not a good article.... bing is amazing an as developer I find bing very faster and more accurate... if you search for code in bing it willl show you when it was questioned before and if it has answer or not in result..... many many other features..... PLEASE WC be kind with advanced technology and try help ppl to choose the best and not just get use to something!!!! BING is better than any other SE right now... USE it and you will find it your self...    
  • Terrible article. WC should not promote anything Google. Google is so negative with anything Microsoft. Google can go to hell.
  • As much as I'd want to dump Google and their intentionally gimped chrome (bit.ly/1s3TSlH), Edge just isn't ready yet due to it lacking so much extensions, and Bing sometimes just doesn't find info from the sources I want. Besides, Windows 10s Tablet mode isn't even ready to replace Windows 8.1.1 for me on my Surface Pro 2. I use IE 11 as my default browser and chrome for it's advanced extensions, especially Lazarus that saves me a ton of time in retyping text. Bing as my default search engine and periodically click the Google to Bing chrome extension to quickly switch back and fort between the search engines...
  • **** Scroogle!
  • Bing gains every month. Loving it!
  • the only thing I search with Bing is google.com
  • No, I don't want Cortana to lead me too Google or give am alternative. Because Cortana is Bing, powered by Bing. The least she can do is help Bing get more audience by directing searches to it.
  • why
  • I guess most people believe that UK and the US are the only countries in the world... Wakeup! I used bing in my country (Portugal - one EU country) and simply Google here has all their services available which results on good local search results and also global search results. Bing as improved, however is simply not as good. One other thing is that not evryone wants to use edge or chrome! I use firefox (I was forced to use it at work and now I use it at home also) and simply put, that search button on the taskbar is useful, however the results are on bing,I have set firefox to use Google, and is annoying to have diferent results whenever I want to search something... One last thing, I was forced to revert to android, again, apps I needed to my work were not available on Windows mobile, I was using 2 phones, but simply is not pratical anymore, so I reverted to a dual sim android phone, and let's be honest, bing on android simply does not integrate well with the OS. So back to Google... Back again to the question that I have different results on search queries if I want to use that search button on the task bar... Lets face it, if Windows wants to be a global OS has to respect different needs from different users, I still use onderive, skype and office from Microsoft, simply because they are better services and work well on different OS's... Windows needs to be as this also...
  • When in India?
  • You can also install Chrometana Pro on Microsoft Edge Chromium and use whatever default search provider you want to use. Of course you still need to install EdgeDeflector as a prerequisite. No need to download Google Chrome/Firefox lol
  • I find it interesting that the majority of the comments are 5 years old now. That would mean that the statistics and a lot of the comments really aren't relevant any more. By the way, I use Bing and Edge on my Android phone and PC. I avoid Google whenever possible because they're dicks for not letting Windows Phone have a YouTube app. 😏