Microsoft BING -Ribbon has changed

This is simple. I hate the celebrity/news ribbon which appears on MS Bing
(under Win 7). I used to tolerate the celeb hype because the ribbon used to
display my recently visited web sites at the right end of the ribbon. NOW
FOR SOME REASON THAT FEATURE IS GONE and I receive only Celeb Hype from Left
to Right boarder. Is there a way I can get back the web site links?
JulianSwigAsked:
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marsiliesCommented:
Do you mean the "popular now" banner at the bottom? I'm attaching an image of what I see.

Bing Homepage
You can't disable the popular now banner, but you can minimize it. Click on the down arrow on the left that's right above the banner:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/forum/bing_other-bing_users/bing-homepage-how-do-i-turn-off-the-popular-now/eaff2806-9913-4b48-a077-0d8871c4791a?msgId=af055857-5c32-437e-98d7-c097e4d0d8ed


At the right end of the banner is the "Search History" which can optionally be turned off. You can re-enable Search History in Bing settings:
http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/ff808483.aspx
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JulianSwigAuthor Commented:
I see from your snip it that Search History shows just like I would like to see it on my system. I've gone behind the scene and turned the History On BUT NO RESULT. I've reported this on "Feedback" but I do not know if MS responds to the "Feedback" or if it even knows who I am. I found all my Searches in tiles and eventually cleared them all on the theory the feature was choaked. Maybe it needs a rest. This is taking too much of my time right now. I don't know what else to try.
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marsiliesCommented:
When the Search History is off, there also should be a "Turn On Search History " link on the popular now banner on the right.

Bing "Turn On Search History"
If you don't see that, or it doesn't work, I'd suggest clearing cookies for your browser.
http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cookies
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JulianSwigAuthor Commented:
marsilies: I don't see "turn On Search History" as it appears above the ribbon in your last snip. But I do now  find "Search History" on the black text ribbon at the top of the BING window. This will be OK I suppose. I do have to click it to see the selections. This was not the case when the "Search History" was at the end of the Popular Now ribbon -then I could see about 4 or 6 of my past searches ready to be clicked. I must say this is maddening. Maybe I should get on MS's case about this and see if I can get them to fix the problem without charging me $99.

Another maddening problem with MS. I can't seem to get straight with my MS Account number. I wonder if the problems are connected. I've tryed with MS's help to get it right 4 or more times. Right now Windows Account or Windows Live or whatever it is called is not functioning. MS will not accept my password. At least not the one I made a distinct note of in OneNote the last time I fixed the problem on Sept. 16th.
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marsiliesCommented:
OK, I think I see the problem. Bing's homepage works differently in different browsers. I was looking at in in Google Chrome. I'm guessing you were looking at it in Internet Explorer.

This is what I see in IE10
Bing in Internet Explorer 10 (Win 7)
I don't see a way to enable it in IE.

Testing it in Firefox, I also get the search history in the banner to the right of the popular now items. So the irony is that to get Microsoft's Bing to work the way you want, you'll need to use a non-Microsoft browser.
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JulianSwigAuthor Commented:
What you see in IE10 is what I see. Thank  you for this. I have been using EI9 for a long time without this problem. Maybe EI10 has been installed and I am not aware of it. I'll check. Other wise I'll get on MS' case at my next opportunity. Thank you. -Julian Swig
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marsiliesCommented:
OK, now I'm confused. I just tried it in IE10 on my work PC (windows 7 Ultimate), and the Search History bar is there:


Bing in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 7 Ultimate, work PC).

I'm going to try it again at home. Maybe resetting IE will work.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
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JulianSwigAuthor Commented:
I miss clicked. I tryed to send you an explaination of how I am unsure of which IE version I am using. I included 4 snip files. DID YOU RECEIVE?  i.e. Did I submit it?

I am wondering if I should be fooling around with SYSTEM RESTORE?
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JulianSwigAuthor Commented:
OK. I see I have not submitted. I'll have to reconstruct tomorrow. Now I have to go home for dinner.
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marsiliesCommented:
Hmm.. now it's working at home too. Perhaps it was a temporary glitch? Is it working on your browser now?

I wouldn't do a system restore until after attempting resetting IE settings, or perhaps loading IE without add-ons.
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JulianSwigAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I do not think there is a solution to the problem. At any rate it is not all that important. I have a more important problem to present.
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marsiliesCommented:
I managed to isolate the problem as having to do with the author's Internet Explorer, and provided a number of possible solutions (starting IE without add-ons, resetting IE). The author requested a deletion instead of following advice or furthering communication.
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