WWW & Internet Browser Toolbars Bing Toolbar (formerly MSN Toolbar)

Bing Toolbar (formerly MSN Toolbar) 5.0.1425.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.0 (121 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 65,932
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Bing Toolbar (formerly MSN Toolbar)

Publisher's Description

Bing Toolbar (formerly MSN Toolbar) provides easy access to entertainment, breaking news, videos and more. Search MSN headlines, receive MSNBC news alerts, and get the latest scores and game analysis from FOX Sports-all in your browser with the Bing toolbar.

Latest Reviews

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v3.0.270.0 on May 29, 2008

some guy said:


"msn has become to much like AOL over bloated crap"
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One mans meat is anothers potatoes. Some folks like lots of things in their providers such as what AOL and MSN have. I can pick and choose the content I want to see and leave the rest alone. As for which one became this so called "bloated" first, that's a matter of opinion. If you're looking for a provider that is less so, there are plenty out there.

Tboltness

Tboltness reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 8, 2005

This is pretty cool, because it gives IE tab support. It's kind of slow but other than that, it's cool.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 5, 2005

I care nothing about the toolbar and don't even want it. But the Desktop Search kicks it. Highly programmable. I —ove this thing.

Neoprimal

Neoprimal reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 5, 2005

While it's a very good product. I LOVE the search and the toolbar is cool too, the tabbed feature is weak, but functional. I had to keep it uninstalled however since my IE started having erratic behavior about a month after using this. Uninstalled it and things are back to normal.

I can't point the finger at this, but if you install something and things mess up and when you remove it things go back to normal, I'm left to wonder. Thus the 4.

IE behavior:

IE started to freeze. Sometimes I'd try to load a page and it would take 20 seconds or more to begin loading. Not only that but on occasion IE would completely freeze or lockup and I'd have to 'force close' the program from task manager. The problem became more frequent. Started seeing it on my laptop also (only 2 things both machines had in common in relativity to when these occurrences began was the search and toolbar). I was told to try many things, including stopping the toolbar from loading, clearing SSL state, have IE be a separate process - nothing worked. Decided to TRY removing the toolbar and search and that did the trick.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 5, 2005

Strange behavior in my machine. After install, scan in grc.com shows port 135 open.

nickpowers101

nickpowers101 reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 27, 2005

Although the tabbed browsing feature not nearly as elegant as Mozilla Firefox, it's functional.

However, the desktop search is VERY IMPRESSIVE. Personally, I find it to be a lot better than the Google product - that's just a personal preference though.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 27, 2005

@jonspencerbx: "It's even worse than FF's tab implementation."

Please backup your inane comment.

littlebits

littlebits reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

For the toolbar and tab browser, I give it a 3. Because it also installs the desktop search which I have no use for. It should give you an option to only install the toolbar with the tabbed browser. I also noticed that it made Internet Explorer more slower. I resulted in just uninstalling it.

derekaw

derekaw reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

I rate it 5 for desktop/email search only, I think the tabs in ie are crap. I like how the indexing will pause when you are using yr machine or you can snooze the indexing manually. I wish the MSN butterfly was not there.

fullfilth

fullfilth reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

Hope Google toolbar for IE will support Tab. This tab features is bad.

Avg. Rating 3.0 (121 votes)
Your Rating
TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v3.0.270.0 on May 29, 2008

some guy said:


"msn has become to much like AOL over bloated crap"
---------------------------------------------
One mans meat is anothers potatoes. Some folks like lots of things in their providers such as what AOL and MSN have. I can pick and choose the content I want to see and leave the rest alone. As for which one became this so called "bloated" first, that's a matter of opinion. If you're looking for a provider that is less so, there are plenty out there.

Tboltness

Tboltness reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 8, 2005

This is pretty cool, because it gives IE tab support. It's kind of slow but other than that, it's cool.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 5, 2005

I care nothing about the toolbar and don't even want it. But the Desktop Search kicks it. Highly programmable. I —ove this thing.

Neoprimal

Neoprimal reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 5, 2005

While it's a very good product. I LOVE the search and the toolbar is cool too, the tabbed feature is weak, but functional. I had to keep it uninstalled however since my IE started having erratic behavior about a month after using this. Uninstalled it and things are back to normal.

I can't point the finger at this, but if you install something and things mess up and when you remove it things go back to normal, I'm left to wonder. Thus the 4.

IE behavior:

IE started to freeze. Sometimes I'd try to load a page and it would take 20 seconds or more to begin loading. Not only that but on occasion IE would completely freeze or lockup and I'd have to 'force close' the program from task manager. The problem became more frequent. Started seeing it on my laptop also (only 2 things both machines had in common in relativity to when these occurrences began was the search and toolbar). I was told to try many things, including stopping the toolbar from loading, clearing SSL state, have IE be a separate process - nothing worked. Decided to TRY removing the toolbar and search and that did the trick.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.0.5.1110 on Aug 5, 2005

Strange behavior in my machine. After install, scan in grc.com shows port 135 open.

nickpowers101

nickpowers101 reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 27, 2005

Although the tabbed browsing feature not nearly as elegant as Mozilla Firefox, it's functional.

However, the desktop search is VERY IMPRESSIVE. Personally, I find it to be a lot better than the Google product - that's just a personal preference though.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 27, 2005

@jonspencerbx: "It's even worse than FF's tab implementation."

Please backup your inane comment.

littlebits

littlebits reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

For the toolbar and tab browser, I give it a 3. Because it also installs the desktop search which I have no use for. It should give you an option to only install the toolbar with the tabbed browser. I also noticed that it made Internet Explorer more slower. I resulted in just uninstalling it.

derekaw

derekaw reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

I rate it 5 for desktop/email search only, I think the tabs in ie are crap. I like how the indexing will pause when you are using yr machine or you can snooze the indexing manually. I wish the MSN butterfly was not there.

fullfilth

fullfilth reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

Hope Google toolbar for IE will support Tab. This tab features is bad.

jonspencerbx

jonspencerbx reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

The tabs are very badly implemented. It's even worse than FF's tab implementation.

I really couldn't care less about all the other stuff that is included. As a previous poster said:
Give us the option to install certain components (desktop search and tabs have absolutely nothing to do with eachother and should be two seperate applications imho).

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v2.0.5.1082 on Jun 26, 2005

Best local search going.
Don't care for toolbars, the tab kludge is ok but not up to speed.
But for the local file search alone I give it a 5.

mryosho- Don't be an idiot. Why would I care if a Desktop Search did its job and indexed my files? Geez, get a clue.

Someone reviewed v2.0.2.1007 on Jun 10, 2005

Beware, MS desktop search is included and you cannot prevent it from being installed.
It will index all files in your my documents or beyond.

Microshaft, keep your stuff separate or give us the option.

BTW, CNet reviewers suggest the tabs are pretty flaky and a major hack.

wincement

wincement reviewed v2.0.2.1007 on Jun 9, 2005

I noticed the same bug rogueworld mentioned. The tabs definitely have a few rough spots to work out. All-in-all though, a very useful tool considering the desktop search function especially. It works great, and unlike Google, allows you to configure exactly what is indexed.

ShafuyZ

ShafuyZ reviewed v2.0.2.1007 on Jun 9, 2005

The version number is actually 2.2.0.1007 (which replaces 2.1.0.2217). Seems slightly more stable. Much slower than Google. Tabs implementation sucks - much better off with Maxthon or even Firefox.

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