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  1. Night Mode for search results

    A lot of people are now using computers and tablets in low light conditions. Night mode extensions are getting some attention among users where the White background and black text converts the opposite so that at night in dark locations people get less eye strain. Adding this accessibility option on your search results will be a welcoming option for advanced users and will also make them pay attention to Bing more.

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      4 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the images in the Bing homepage be the background of the search results page instead of a white background

      This idea would make Bing a lot more aesthetically pleasing than Google and would make Bing unique. The only issue would be that the colors of the images on the homepage may blend with the text so it would be best to slightly fade the images so that users can properly read the text in the search results.

      134 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi Bob

        Very interesting idea.
        Just wanted to let you know that we have shared this idea with the team. As you noted in your idea, there may be an issue with readability of the search results, so we will need to evaluate the feasibility of this idea before proceeding further. We will keep you updated, so please do come back and check the status, as well as submit other ideas.

      • Option to mark specific search result(s) as most relevant to searched terms to improve algorithms

        Many times, my searches are not well interpreted. Maybe a way to provide feedback on results that Microsoft can use to improve Bing's search algorithms? E.g. make a button for the user to tag a specific result or two as directly relevant to the search terms. Maybe this information could be helpful in improving search algorithms.

        Ex. I searched for, "switch from word to pages." What I'm looking for are tips on switching from MS Word to Pages. The entire first page of results is about changing the order of pages in a word document.

        Ex. my search history will…

        113 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a "One year" option to the search results filter

          Currently, search results can be filtered for "All", "Past 24 hours", "Past week", and "Past month". There really needs to be an option for the "Past year".

          83 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the suggestion. We are considering adding “One year” to the search results filter for Web search. In the meantime, please use Custom Date Range as a workaround. Thanks and do keep sending us your ideas!

          • Keep search bar on top when scrolling through search results

            This would increase productivity since after scrolling through result and not finding the desired page one would like to change the search query and for that one needs to scroll all the way back up. Why not keep the search bar up, glued to the address bar, in a minuscule way...

            Ex: see picture attached; I would like to change the search query "atnt" to "myatnt", and not to have to scroll up.

            71 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change web search results page interface

              I think that the web results page can look better. Maybe a consistent banner across the top of the page would be a good idea, which is still visible whilst scrolling (as is already in Bing Images)

              61 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop giving page rank to mugshot extortion websites.

                Bing would do well to stop giving page rank to extortion websites. They are run primarily by less-than-reputable people or companies who are taking advantage of others. Google stopped giving page rank to such sites a couple of years ago and I think it's time Bing.com stepped up. Laws have been enacted in seven states but people in the other 43 states remain vulnerable.

                Some of the worst offenders with the highest Bing.com results appear to be:

                bustedmugshots.com
                *.arrests.org
                pdxmugshots.com

                Here are some articles on the subject:

                http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/business/mugged-by-a-mug-shot-online.html?_r=0

                http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/16/technology/mug-shot-websites/

                http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/10/mug_shot_websites_the_best_way_to_stop_them_is_to_turn_to_credit_card_companies.html

                https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2014/aug/12/jails-stop-posting-mug-shots-end-extortion-profiteering-websites/

                60 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Users To SAVE Search Results

                  When people search something on Google or Bing, They might want to come back to it later, but they forgot what it was! Now if Bing can just integrate a tab on the top called "Save" it would help. Users just have to sign into Bing and when they search, there might be a star or an exclamation point next to each search results, Then they can save the link and go back to it later

                  35 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bing needs a new font change for search results

                    The fact i use google after just having searched thru bing is because im used to google font search results. Bing needs to change its font so its more readible or not so sharp edged . google also displays more links per page. Change the font bing and. People will definitely be using it more. The bing hopemage with amazing wallpapers look great but as soon as the search results pop out the whole thing looks unpleasant.

                    31 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hey everyone

                      Thanks for sharing this feedback, which we have passed on to the relevant Bing teams. That being said, it doesn’t appear that many other users also feel this is an issue with readability, given the low vote count for suggestion.
                      Please do continue to share other ideas that you might have as we investigate this further.

                      Thanks

                    • Include Search Results From Social media

                      It would be nice if Bing could do something like google, when you search a hashtag like #DemsInPhilly Or #DemiLovato. Bing already does part of that but only displays 2 results from Twitter. if they could expand it and get results from Instagram, Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and more, that would be great! And also don't just show little resulsts from social media, I think that SOCIAL MEDIA is a way to get the LATEST OR NEWEST news or sports infor or more! Not all search engines have the latest news stories or infor until 2 days later. So…

                      29 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks to this great suggestion! At present, there are different efforts from feature teams working on social media, with diverse answers and UX. Now we are making plan to build Social vertical in Bing.com (parallel with image, video, news), integrating all existing works on social, facilitating user search preference in social segment. Please expect this new vertical come out and offer further suggestion!

                      • True verbatim search

                        There should be a very easy way to search for EXACTLY the words and/or phrases typed. This should be persistent -- an option that a logged in user can set permanently, so we don't have to constantly type double quotes with plus signs to get a relevant result. Bing's algorithms for locating relevant results simply yield tons of terrible hits, and I have much better luck when Bing doesn't try and guess what I mean, but just does the search I asked for.

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                          3 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the endangered status in the summmary pane for search results of animals.

                          When searching for animals, typically the pane on the right shows a summary of the Wikipedia page. Please add the endangered status of the animal as well.

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                            0 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi A :-)

                            Will certainly pass this on to our team to determine what it might take to implement this request. Please stay tuned and continue to submit other ideas you might have.
                            Thank you

                          • app search?

                            How about Apps category in search results?

                            I suppose such small change can result in a huge difference considering how much effort you (Microsoft) has been putting in competing with Google etc. in Search and Apps businesses

                            18 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remember date options between searches

                              I love the advanced date range options that were added recently. However Bing should remember those options if you add/change the search terms. Right now it resets to 'Any time' each time you change the search terms. I think it would be better if it kept the filter in place with a clear indication that results are filtered by date and an 'X' option to easily clear them.

                              15 votes
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                                We've read your feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Let people enter in suspicious phone numbers - telemarketers etc

                                I get phishing phone calls that I believe are scams. Like one I just got tying to get me to call back with and give them my credit card info. I want to take that number and be able to report the number to you and it be added to an easy to understand archive. Then later someone else can come back and search the number and we can start to track which numbers are a scam.

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                                  We've read your feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Date Range Filtering to iOS and Android and I will stop using Google!

                                  Because I can't use date range filtering on my mobile device in a browser or Bing app, I have no choice but to use Google. I don't want results 10 years old when I search on mobile. In fact it would be better if that date range was sticky as a setting. If I had this on the Bing app for my iOS and the mobile browser I would probably stop using google because I don't like them anyway. I have been trying to switch to Bing but this is a blocker.

                                  12 votes
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                                    We've read your feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Have the browser make a pleasant "bing" sound after every search entered.

                                    I think it would make searching a bit more inviting to have a nice sound to go along with the results.

                                    11 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi Parker

                                      That is definitely a unique idea. We’d have to investigate some more to see how most people felt because the sound may get tiring after a while.
                                      . We will keep track of this suggestion, and if it receives more votes, will investigate it further.
                                      Please do continue to come to this site and share other ideas you might have.
                                      Thanks

                                    • Have better suggestions when typing in search box

                                      Have better suggestions when you are using the search engine

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                                      • In Bing Settings there is no option to "Use current location"

                                        Rather there is only a "Enter your city and state or postal code. We use your location to show you more relevant search results."

                                        Why not have an automatic location option - that way, no matter where we travel, it should be able to identify where we are and give us relevant results? Seems like a no-brainer, unless I'm missing something?

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                                          We've read your feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make cortana run on very slow networks

                                          I notice that while i am on the slow network, Cortana feature caught hiccups while I ask something

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