Bing Desktop brings together the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage images with quick and convenient ways to search from your desktop. Over 10 million people have installed Bing Desktop worldwide, and based on your feedback, we’re constantly looking for ways to make the experience more useful and convenient.
Today we are releasing a new version of Bing Desktop* that includes:
- Inline Search: Now you can search directly from a webpage, word document or PDF file simply by highlighting the word or phrase and clicking the Bing icon*.
- Faster Ways to Explore via Bing Desktop Apps: We are announcing a new weather app and have overhauled the news and Facebook apps from the ground up with a new look that makes it easier to stay up to date at a glance.
Searching Just Got Easier: Ever been reading an article and wanted to get more information about a topic or phrase? We know how lots of people deal with this: copy the text, launch a browser and paste the words into the search box. With Inline Search, now all you have to do is highlight what you want to search, hit the Bing icon and you will see a preview of search results in a convenient window without ever leaving what you were doing.
Real-Time Weather Snapshot:Should you pack an umbrella? With the updates to Bing Desktop, you can answer that question with a simple click. We have added real-time weather customised to where you live.
News at a Glance:Interested in world news and not crazy about entertainment stories? Or vice versa? With the updates to the news app, you can stay up to date on news across categories with a glance. We’ve added a new cascading layout that lets you see images and text summaries so you can keep up on the news you’re interested in.
Facebook Notifications: To help you keep tabs on what’s happening with your Facebook friends, you will now see a notification appear whenever there is an update for you to check out.
If you already have Bing Desktop you should receive your update in the next few days, if not, you can download the latest version here.
– The Bing Australia Team
*Available for Windows XP and higher. The inline search feature works with the following applications: Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and 2013, Outlook 2013, Notepad, Wordpad, Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10, latest version of Firefox, Chrome and 360 Browsers and Adobe Reader 11.