01-24-2013, 06:23 PM #1
- 227 Posts
I am just used to google and howit works. I actually hate google and use none of their products except search, which after 13 years of use, I am kinda stuck my in ways. I've tried Bing but I just seem to have a harder time finding the stuff I really want.
Now, I just received my Lumia 810, but one thing I totally didn't anticipate was NOT having the option in IE to change the default search provider. Is there some kind of app that will let me change it to google? Kinda like the Nokia Access Point app gets around the fact that t-mobile locks out apn modifications? I tried a search but didn't find anything.
Lumia 1520, 1020, 920, 820, 810, 625, 620, and 520
iPhone 4s, Galaxy S3
- Best AnswerFeb 26 2013 | 11:51 pm EST
02-27-2013, 07:41 PM #3
- 59 Posts
I don't know where you got that image but I'm pretty sure there's not a single WP8 phone out there that can do the above...
I.E. my 810 doesn't have that option at all. Last time this came up, everyone (on their phones) didn't have that option either
08-09-2013, 11:03 PM #7
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and you'll see Internet Explorer in the menu -4th from the top OPEN Internet Explorer and go to advanced settings (tap) then scroll down beyond accept all
and you see above the 3rd bar default search provider and BING (tap) and you see Bing and Google no Yahoo tho.
08-13-2013, 04:16 PM #9
- 12 Posts
As another reader pointed out - the Amber update (there's a post about how to install it unofficially), enables that option. Before then, I didn't have that option of changing search providers in Windows Phone 8 either until I performed my update. I should also point out that Windows Phone 7 had this option to begin with (it's there on my HD7) - we lost it with the first release of Windows Phone 8.
NOTE: This doesn't change the behavior of 'Search' using the hardware search key on the bottom right - that one always gives you bing results, it just changes the behavior of searching by typing search terms on the "address bar" once you have already brought up the IE browser.
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