'Firefox with Bing' - You asked for it!

Automatically set Bing as your search default AND homepage!

Was it YOU that asked for 'Firefox with Bing'? I didn't!

Yesterday Microsoft and Mozilla unveiled a joint plan to bring a new version of Firefox - Firefox with Bing.

Wait a minute ... can't you already choose Microsoft's Bing as the default search engine in Firefox already? Yes, yes you can.

So what's the deal here? Well, not only will Bing be your default search engine, but ... wait for it ... Bing will also be your homepage.

That's it. That's all that's different. You can change both the homepage and the Bing search engine defaults ... however ... while I can seem to remove Bing from the search options, it reappears when I restart the browser. Worse than that, when I restart the browser a second time, Bing is back as the default. That seems naughty, even if people have downloaded 'Firefox with Bing'.

Why come out with this? Well, according to Microsoft, you asked for it!

Last year, we worked with Mozilla to add Bing as a search option that ships with Firefox. Since that time, you have told us to make it even easier to use Bing in Firefox.

I didn't ask for this, so I'm assuming it must have been you ...


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