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How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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I am unable to get rid of the Bing search window. To be absolutely clear on what I am trying to get rid of : to the right of my open tabs there is a Bing search box. This is the one I am trying to get rid of. There is no mention of Bing or toolbar in the add-ons section of Firefox nor is there an entry for this in remove programs, I am using Firefox 7.o1 and Vista Home 64bit. Is this the new thing they have added in partnership with Microsoft or is there a way I can't find to get rid of this?

Modified by toonhead

Chosen solution

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+customize+the+toolbar
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization
If you can't hide that Bing Search box in the Customize Palette while in the Customize mode, try uninstalling the program or add-on that put it in Firefox.


A Bing search related addon could be in Firefox as something called default tab or Search bar, Search Toolbar, Search Helper, Default Manager or Bing.

Remove Search Helper and Bing Bar extensions
Uninstall Search Helper
Default Manager 2.2

Also, in past support threads, Bing has been installed through various non-Microsoft add-ons, including:

StartNow Toolbar (remove using Control Panel)
PDF Lite (remove under Extensions)
Vuze Toolbar (remove under Extensions)
BigSeekPro / Hypercam Toolbar (remove using Control Panel)

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xr417 38 solutions 195 answers

Click on bing search icon and select your favorite search engine.

Question owner

No, that's not it. My regular search bar next to the address bar is still there and has the Bing option which is fine. I want to get rid of the extra box next to my tabs.

xr417 38 solutions 195 answers

Can you attach a screenshot of it?

Question owner

Search box I am referring to is circled at top.

xr417 38 solutions 195 answers

Go to Customize ...

Drag that bing bar and drop inside the customize toolbar window.

Question owner

There is no way to grab it. I can grab everything else but that. It moves only with the tabs.

Modified by toonhead

the-edmeister
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Chosen Solution

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+customize+the+toolbar
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization
If you can't hide that Bing Search box in the Customize Palette while in the Customize mode, try uninstalling the program or add-on that put it in Firefox.


A Bing search related addon could be in Firefox as something called default tab or Search bar, Search Toolbar, Search Helper, Default Manager or Bing.

Remove Search Helper and Bing Bar extensions
Uninstall Search Helper
Default Manager 2.2

Also, in past support threads, Bing has been installed through various non-Microsoft add-ons, including:

StartNow Toolbar (remove using Control Panel)
PDF Lite (remove under Extensions)
Vuze Toolbar (remove under Extensions)
BigSeekPro / Hypercam Toolbar (remove using Control Panel)

lorenbc 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

For me, it was the Default Tab Add On; I disabled it, restarted FF, and the Bing Search "tab" is gone  :)

Loren

Question owner

Thank you all for your suggestions. I finally found the Default tab add on after looking at the-edmeister's links and lorenbc's post. Solved.