1. migueli2's Avatar
    A thing that I just found out, and its huge to me cause its so useful: if you select some text over a document or browser or whatever and then press search key it will just take you to Bing search with the selected text!
    10-20-2013 09:22 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    Even an ambassador like me learns things!
    10-20-2013 09:32 PM
  3. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Wow, never knew that. Blimey, that actually makes the search button slightly useful.
    10-21-2013 06:54 AM
  4. khader_moham's Avatar
    works on office, but doesn't seem to work in browsers
    Cool feature though
    10-21-2013 06:59 AM
  5. Qtweeder's Avatar
    hmm, this doesnt work for me, i presume some setting i have un-checked! i am in IE, select a word, so its highlighted, press the hardware search button (on my 920) it goes to the bing search page but doesnt do anything, just as normal, no hint of the word i had selected

    edit: ok, it does work from an office file, but not from browser
    10-21-2013 07:00 AM
  6. khader_moham's Avatar
    ^^works in microsoft office
    10-21-2013 07:02 AM
  7. migueli2's Avatar
    Well, for me work anywhere app or site or whatever.
    Maybe because I'm in gdr3 dev version.
    Its really nice feature :)
    10-21-2013 07:41 AM
  8. Qtweeder's Avatar
    i am on gd3 dev also - lol - shame, as it would be far handier for me working from selecting text on a website, i dont use office at all on my 920
    10-21-2013 07:51 AM
  9. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Actually... it does work for web sites! How, you ask? You have to actually copy the highlighted text, then press the 'Search' button. Et viola, mon brav. As Del would say. I expect this will work in any app that lets you copy text. Have fun, chums.
    10-21-2013 06:47 PM
  10. Qtweeder's Avatar
    not for me it doesnt, i already tried that originally

    Actually... it does work for web sites! How, you ask? You have to actually copy the highlighted text, then press the 'Search' button. Et viola, mon brav. As Del would say. I expect this will work in any app that lets you copy text. Have fun, chums.
    10-21-2013 06:57 PM
  11. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Really? GDR3 for me also. Just hold on word in IE10, hit the copy icon, then hit the search button (which is set to use Bing). Weird if it works for me and not you...
    10-21-2013 07:07 PM
  12. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    Works on WP7.8 as well, I highlighted some text in the browser and hit search. Works like a charm!

    Why don't these things come with instructions? Not that I'd read them, mind you, just saying...
    10-21-2013 07:34 PM
  13. Qtweeder's Avatar
    i found out why, one setting i obviously had different to you guys was in advanced settings in internet explorer i had google set as default search provider not bing, when i set it back to bing, all this copy and search stuff worked :)

    edit: hehe, now i dont even have to copy the word, just selecting it in ie10 appears good enough - will give this bing a chance at my default search for a while then, as that is rather nifty!
    10-21-2013 11:30 PM
  14. despertador's Avatar
    Sadly it only works in the browser; it would be cool if I could also search with a tap in an app like, let's say Mail... :/
    10-22-2013 12:16 AM
  15. migueli2's Avatar
    Sadly it only works in the browser; it would be cool if I could also search with a tap in an app like, let's say Mail... :/
    Not only the browser. Office documents for example.
    10-22-2013 11:43 AM

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