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I have suddenly started getting Bing searches when I try to do a Google search. How do I stop it?
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Stop going to Bing?

We need more details. Where are you doing this search? What browser are you using? Have you installed any extensions/add-ons as of late?

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I have suddenly started getting Bing searches when I try to do a Google search. How do I stop it?
Please provide the information requested - but just in case you are using the Safari browser, then go to Preferences -> General and check on the setting of your default search engine (see attached pic from my laptop - blue arrow; Google is my default but Bing is an option). Good luck - Dave
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Switch to DuckDuckGo and forget about all three of them?

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Stop going to Bing?

We need more details. Where are you doing this search? What browser are you using? Have you installed any extensions/add-ons as of late?
I have Google UK as my home page. I'm using Safari. I start with a Google search, the default search engine but somehow Bing seems to be prioritised in the results of the search.

I don't have any extensions installed.
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I start with a Google search, the default search engine but somehow Bing seems to be prioritised in the results of the search.
I don't quite understand. Are you saying that Bing often comes up first in your results? If so, this would be an issue with what you're searching.

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Apparently, my preferred search engine is coming to Yosemite as one of default ones - great news ... imho

I don't like to clutter my browser with extensions, so when I need to search for something, I just click on DuckDuckGo bookmark in Favourites Bar. There was a hack to replace one of the current three, but it was far from elegant (i.e. faking the name etc), so I never bothered with it. It'll be great to be able to set it in Safari as default engine

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I'm liking it so far. It's almost like someone took the reader function in Safari and applies it to the results of a search engine. There are several features I have not tried yet but great so far.

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There was a hack to replace one of the current three, but it was far from elegant (i.e. faking the name etc), so I never bothered with it. It'll be great to be able to set it in Safari as default engine
Yet another reason to use Chrome:

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