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How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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?

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Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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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Regular Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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

New Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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.

Regular Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

Can you attach a screenshot of it?

New Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

Search box I am referring to is circled at top.

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Regular Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

Go to Customize ...

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

New Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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

Support Forum Moderator

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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)

New Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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

Loren

New Contributor

Re: How to get rid of extra Bing search Box?

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.