Microsoft BING Search Page

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Buckeye9, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Buckeye9

    Buckeye9 Guest

    I have MSN as my home page but whenever I log out of my Hotmail account
    instead of taking me back to my MSN Home page I get Microsoft's BING Search
    Home Page. This just started a couple of days ago. Prior to yesterday my
    home page would reload after logging out of Hotmail. I have tried deleting
    all MSN and MSN Live cookies but nothing works. How do I get rid of MSN
    taking me to their BING Search Page without my consent after singing out of

    Buckeye9, Jun 9, 2009
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    milt Guest

    Quit using Hotmail? That's the only way, you can't control how THEIR
    site works. Geez, you make it sound like they are hijacking your
    browser. They aren't. They just changed the redirect from THEIR Hotmail
    website to THEIR Search Page. You can't control that.
    milt, Jun 9, 2009
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    Nobody Guest

    No idea. On both of my hotmail accounts when I log out of Hotmail I end up
    at the MSN homepage, not the Bing homepage.
    Nobody, Jun 9, 2009
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    John Guest

    Same here. I'm using WinXP Pro + IE7. Logging out of Hotmail redirects me to I'm guessing MS is gradually rolling out the new "redirect to bing"
    depending where (city/state) we are surfing from.
    John, Jun 9, 2009
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    +Bob+ Guest

    I've heard of the issue here from some hotmail users who want to know
    WTF Bing is.

    Looks like MS's usual strategy of ramming it down user's throats.
    +Bob+, Jun 9, 2009
  6. Buckeye9

    +Bob+ Guest

    I wouldn't use Hotmail if you paid me, nym-shift-boy. However, some
    people, mostly those who are barely computer literate (like you), do.
    They are ramming it down the throats of those folks. If the EU hadn't
    kicked their monopolistic ass they would have made it the welcome
    screen for Win7. You should still expect it to be prominently
    featured, particularly in US versions.

    You're here early - half day at the Jr. High?
    +Bob+, Jun 9, 2009
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    milt Guest

    Obviously he doesn't understand that. I don't see how they are ramming
    anything down anyone's throats. Yeah, if you use Hotmail you will
    probably get redirected to their search engine when you log out. What
    did you expect? To get redirected to Google? Its not like the Home page
    is hard-coded to the Bing Search engine NOR do you have pop-ups every
    5min. advertising the Bing Search engine.

    I fail to see the problem, but then again I'm not an anti-MS troll.
    milt, Jun 9, 2009
  8. A friend of mine just had to deal with this.
    I took a look at the Home Page settings in Internet Options, & it had 2
    entries-the entry & below it. I removed the one for & now it only opens to the page.
    I didn't stick around to see if it was added back after he signed in/out of
    his Hotmail account, though.

    Gary Brandenburg, Jun 9, 2009
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    +Bob+ Guest

    Neither am I. Do you even know what a troll is? Why don't you do some
    reading and come back when you are educated.
    +Bob+, Jun 10, 2009
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    Guest Guest

    Get Mozilla Firefox (Which uses Google As It's Home Page By Default), And
    Then Get Gmail By Google.
    Guest, Jun 26, 2009
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    Brian23 Guest

    I have had the same problem and I wanted to throw the PC through the window.
    If you go to tools when your IE is open, then options and check that you only
    have 1 address in your home page window. if not deleat the extra one . close
    down the IE and see if this has cured it. It did for me.
    Brian23, Jul 10, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    You must have installed something. I have my homepage as MSN (UK). When I
    sign out of Hotmail I go straight back to my homepage......and yes Bing is
    my default search engine and I have Windows Live installed...
    Gordon, Jul 10, 2009
  13. Buckeye9


    May 5, 2010
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    Be Nice

    Some of you peeps are so damned condascending and unhelpful ....

    The question is ligitimate and some of us are looking for an legitimate answer ... if you have nothing constructive to contribute, don't post anything.

    I have this same problem when I log out of Hotmail, the screen returns to Bing with a default search for weather. MSN is not my home page but logging out of Hotmail normally brought me to MSN..which is fine. What is weird, and makes me wonder more as to why this is happening, is because I can go to a different computer, go into Hotmail, log out and I get the MSN page.

    That leads me to believe it is NOT something that the web developers of Hotmail are necessarilly doing ... or maybe they are. Frankly, I don't care so much as to where the logout leaves me, I just want to know why it does on some computers and not others and, for that matter, why does it give me a default search for weather.?

    Now don't go getting snarky and start bashing .... just answer the Q.

    SilvrT, May 5, 2010
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