One of Bing's instantly recognizable features are its beautiful, tastefully curated images. Most of us really appreciate those and are excited to see the new ones coming each day. When I asked friends to switch to Bing, I encountered couple of opinions that they prefer Google's "clean" interface, regardless how beautiful images on Bing's homepage are. Of course their preference is based on the fact that before Google people had to go to websites full with information and type their query. They don't realize that Bing provides the next step after cleaning the background. Still we can wait for them to "wake up" to what we see as better, but we can easily allow them the option to choose not only image free "clean" background, but also allow them to use a background color of their choice. Now some of us will say, why don't these people just integrate Bing in their browser and just type searches in the address bar. The reason is simple. Some not very computer savvy people are used to go to websites for their search.
One of Bing's instantly recognizable features are its beautiful, tastefully curated images. Most of us really appreciate those and are excited to see the new ones coming each day. When I asked friends to switch to Bing, I encountered couple of opinions that they prefer Google's "clean" interface, regardless how beautiful images on Bing's homepage are. Of course their preference is based on the fact that before Google people had to go to websites full with information and type their query. They don't realize that Bing provides the next step after cleaning the background. Still we can wait for them…4 votes
Yes, that is a good suggestion, and something they can do currently to not display the Homepage picture. See this article “Turn the image off and on”
http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/ff808506.aspx. Regarding the use of a different color background, that is really interesting and have passed it on to the team that works on this feature. Will get back to you once they give us an update.
Thanks for being such a loyal fan and do keep your ideas coming :-)
The newspapge of the Homepage has images too small, too numerous and difficult to read. If the script were on a black or white background, it would be easier to read. Besides that, there are too many teeny boxes to sort through. Much easier if it is sorted according to genre.1 vote
Add Option to include a Date and Time display on the homepage.
Make it clickable to display world time zones and/or a major event that happened on this day.3 votes
quick access to skype20 votes
Thanks for the suggestion – Skype for Web is pretty cool. This is something we will consider for our next update of this area. So stay tuned and do continue to send us other great ideas :-)
Whenever I go to the bing.com homepage and look at the news carousel at the bottom to me it's tedious to have to always click the arrow-tab overlays to scroll the carousel. Hovering over the carousel with the mouse and then using the mouse wheel should scroll the carousel right or left depending on the direction I roll the mouse wheel.2 votes
Thanks for the very interesting idea. We will prioritize it based on the number of votes/comments it receives relative to other ideas.
Please continue to send us more ideas.
When reading the description in the boxes surrounding the photo of the Day, an arrow appears to see more. Rather than turning to a new webpage, why not have a Flyout to reveal the entire content so one doesn't have to click back to read the next info box.2 votes
Thanks for the feedback!
Quick update to let you know that we did share your idea with the team and they will prioritize it based on the number of votes it gets relative to other ideas being submitted.
Do continue to keep your ideas coming, use them to improve Bing!
I would love to see the option to change my wallpaper into the Bing image of the day. Previously this was possible with Bing Desktop but that (useless) tool doesn't work in Windows 10.
For my lockscreen I have installed the app 'Amazing Lock Screen' and that works really great. I would be awesome if also the normal wallpaper could be changed daily / hourly into the Bing image.5 votes
Hello, thanks for the idea. We will let you know when we have an update. Please do keep submitting other ideas to make Bing a great product!
Put that "smile" thing back on here. I was supporting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I can't afford to help this out on my own.
Wondering whatever happened to that "smile" thing to support other's.1 vote
I believe, that the search engine should respond to the users behavior to some extent (as it relates to search and the user login). Pattern the engine to reduce down to the most used features for the users usage.
I'm sure you have the statistical information to make this feasible; as you are able to advertise based upon the same data. Utilize, that knowledge data to derive features and reduce the bloat of the search engine homepage. Offer the invisible features as a foldout option...1 vote
Add Bing Desktop's Picture of the Day to Windows 10 Edge Browser. I like having a new picture daily.1 vote
Hi there, quick follow-up to let you know that the team will prioritize it based on the number of votes/comments it receives relative to other ideas.
Please continue to share your ideas with us
I heard that MS devs deactivated the feature on Firefox due to memory leak issue. Has anything been done with that? I want my Bing homepage animated too on my Firefox. Thanks.5 votes
Thanks for the feedback. We will pass this on to the team and let you know when we have an update. Keep the ideas coming, use them to improve Bing!
Stop over saturating the color of Bing photos.1 vote
It is better to include sounds based on session wise that means in morning session we want to listen pleasent goodmorning sound.1 vote
Thanks for the encouragement and we continue to work hard to improve Bing for people just like you. We will keep track of this suggestion, and if it receives more votes, will investigate it further. Please do keep submitting other ideas to make Bing a great product!
Show Bing main page in vertical mode in Internet Explorer (when holding a tablet in vertical position)
The homepage for Bing with the beautifull wallpaper should be shown in vertical mode when you open the page with Internet Explorer using a Windows tablet in vertical position.9 votes
Thank you for the feedback. This is an area we are continuously working to improve.
Keep your feedback coming, use it to improve Bing!
Please add the option to turn off the homepage image on Bing settings, Homepage tab (http://www.bing.com/account/homepage), so that the “Image size” section would offer “Show a larger image”, “Show a smaller image”, and “Show no image”. I know it’s already possible to do turn it off by going to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=279929, and to turn it back on by going to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=279930, but it’s almost impossible to discover, documented only here: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/ff808506.aspx. There are users with severely low bandwidth who want it, among them https://binglistens.uservoice.com/forums/283355-ideas/suggestions/7175985 and https://binglistens.uservoice.com/forums/283355-ideas/suggestions/7200542.8 votes
Thank you for the suggestion. This is something we will consider for the future. Please do keep submitting ideas to make Bing a great product!
When the image of the day is actually a video it does not play in Opera. It is nice that you at least display a still image, but it would be nicer if the video worked.3 votes
Hello, thanks for the feedback. We will let you know when we have an update. Keep your feedback coming, use it to improve Bing!
Lets have the same image on all devices at the same time5 votes
Hello, thanks for the idea. We will let you know when we have an update. Keep your feedback coming, use it to improve Bing!
I would like to be able to change news for my taste for example I would like to be able to get news from only the sites I like to read such as The Verge. Winbeta and Windows Central...
Moreover I would like to to be able to change color of the bing background and have a link in the homepage for all Bing Wallpaper from the begging of Bing and to be able to download Wallpaper of the Day in Worldwide Bing homepage too (My country does not on the list of Bing)1 vote
Thanks for the 3 suggestions you sent in. We will get back to you regarding the first two, once we have an update. With regard to getting a link to all the Bing Homepage Images, you can do that using: http://www.bing.com/gallery/ is the archive of all past images, and it includes wallpaper downloads wherever we have the license to do so.
When you start with Bing as your homepage, have a link to Bing Kids - a homepage for your kids, customizable by age.
Search all things kids
Safe browse and search for kids
Educational Bing Games for kids directly on the page
Things to do (by city and date)
Easy to read maps
Rewards for kids with a way for parents to earn points also
Kid related news45 votes
Thank you for the suggestion. Bing does offer Bing in the classroom, which is an ads free, safer search experience available for public and private K-12 schools in the United States. Please visit bing.com/classroom and encourage this with parents and teachers you know. We will also consider your idea to provide a more kid friendly Bing experience. Thank you.
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