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Tips for using Bing on Windows 8

On Windows 8, you can use the search charm, the Bing app, or Bing.com in a web browser, like Internet Explorer, to search.

Using the search charm

Using the Bing app

Using Bing.com in Internet Explorer

Using the search charm

  1. Use a finger to swipe in from the right or a mouse to hover over the lower- or upper-right corner of the Start screen.

  2. Tap or click Search  Search charm.

  3. In the Search pane, select:

    • Bing to see results using the Bing app.

    • A web browser, like Internet Explorer, to see results using Bing.com.

  4. Enter your search.

    Searching with Bing from the Search charm

Using the Bing app

The Bing app was designed to be used on a touch device. You can find the Bing app on the Start screen.

Bing app live tiles on the Start screen

Searching

  1. Open the app and enter your search in the search box.

    Search results appear as tiles.

    Search results in the Bing app
  2. To see more results, swipe or scroll to the right.

Switching apps

When you tap or click a web result, it opens in a browser. To go back to the search results, switch to the Bing app.

 

To switch apps: Do this:

Gesture

Swipe in from the left.

Mouse

In the upper-left corner, click the app preview.

Keyboard

Press the Windows logo key Windows key icon+Tab.

Filtering image results

To get image results, tap or click IMAGES under the search box. To filter image results, use the app commands that appear at the bottom of the screen.

 

To filter images: Do this:

Gesture

Swipe up from the bottom.

Mouse

Right-click

Keyboard

Press the Windows logo key Windows key icon+ Z. Press the arrows keys to move to a command. Press Enter to select a command.

Image search results in the Bing app Filtered images results in the Bing app

Seeing related searches

 

To see related searches: Do this:

Gesture

Pinch (touch the search results with two or more fingers, and then move them towards each other).

Mouse

In the lower-right corner, click Zoom out button in the Bing app.

Keyboard

Press Ctrl – (Minus Sign).

Image results in the Bing app Related topics in the Bing app

Viewing results and web pages at the same time

To see results and web pages side-by-side, snap the Bing app to the side of the screen, and then tap or click a web result to open it in a browser.

Bing app in Snap view, search result in Fill view

 

To snap: Do this:

Gesture

Swipe down from the top of the app until a border appears, and then slide it to either side of the screen.

Mouse

Point to the top edge of the app (the cursor becomes a hand), and then click, hold and drag it to either side of the screen.

Keyboard

Press the Windows logo key Windows key icon+Period.

To see an app in full screen again, drag the separator between them until the black bar disappears.

Tracking Bing Rewards

Sign in to earn Bing Rewards credits when you search with the Bing app.

  1. To sign in to your Bing Rewards account, tap or click the Settings charm.

  2. On the Settings pane, select Accounts.

  3. Sign in with the Microsoft account or Facebook account that you use with Bing Rewards.

    Your credit counter appears next to the search box.

    Bing Rewards credit counter

To sign up for Bing Rewards, get the daily Rewards offer, or to redeem credits, go to http://www.bing.com/rewards.

Using Bing.com in Internet Explorer

Open the Internet Explorer app, tap or click in the address bar, and then enter your search. If you don't see the address bar, swipe up from the bottom or right-click the bottom of the screen with your mouse.

Searching from the address bar in the IE app

To see more results, swipe or scroll down.

Search results on Bing.com

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