1. gerrymad's Avatar
    In this HD7 section of this forum on post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/htc-hd-7/178597.htm

    Miistercoool said "Has anyone noticed that when you click the search button on the HD7 it of course automatically goes to bing but if you happen to have the browser open it doesn't go to bing but it goes to google!!!! i think that's blasphemy! Anyone else have the same problem? i just want to hear any thoughts on this. "

    I checked it out on my HD7 and it behaves exactly the same. If I press the search button at the bottom of the phone off I go to google. Is this the case on other devices as well? Perhaps T-Mobile did something special here?
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    05-25-2011 11:26 PM
  2. gerrymad's Avatar
    Well it seems to be a carrier choice. I found a discussion about this at: change default search to Bing rather than google? - Microsoft Answers

    It can be fixed by modifying your phone's registry. I did this and it worked fine. It seems to me that while I think a carrier is OK setting the default search provider changing this to something of my preference should not require me to start modifying my registry.
    05-26-2011 12:36 AM
  3. awarner's Avatar
    Yep it's carrier choice, in the UK the HD7 search is Yahoo on the O2 network.
    05-26-2011 03:24 AM
  4. wolf1891's Avatar
    hadn't noticed that before, my DVP on T-Mobile does the same thing. It does seem kinda odd but, it doesn't bother me (I generally use google as my default search engine on my pc anyways). However, I can see how it would be nice to be able to have the ability to change the default search engine to something else if you wanted.
    05-26-2011 08:44 AM
  5. Winterfang's Avatar
    I'm on my PC using Firefox 4 and when I type something on the address bar for a quick search it sends me to google. I would actually prefer it if it directed me to bing since is my main search engine but Google gives awesome results so I'll try to not freak out at the adds.
    05-26-2011 09:03 AM
  6. Dagolara's Avatar
    I'm on my PC using Firefox 4 and when I type something on the address bar for a quick search it sends me to google. I would actually prefer it if it directed me to bing since is my main search engine but Google gives awesome results so I'll try to not freak out at the adds.
    If you want to change your default to Bing or any other engine do the following:

    In the Awesome Bar type about:config

    the scroll to "browser.search.defaultenginename" right click and select modify and change the value to Bing then restart.
    05-26-2011 02:27 PM
  7. Mateosmith's Avatar
    Yea ive noticed, and it sucks bc websites opened from google search are usually like in mobile form, even if u have ur browser set to desktop form
    05-26-2011 03:25 PM
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