In computing, a toolbar is defined as a series of buttons that provide the users an easy way to select certain desktop functions or provides the search results within a web browser. While some of these represent search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing, others come along with application programs such as word processors and spreadsheet programs. Usually these toolbars are designed in order to provide an easy and immediate access to the functions commonly used by the users.
Bing toolbar is one such toolbar that represents the Bing search engine. A default option is set in the Bing search engine that keeps a track of every topic a user enters into it. The search history remains there and is accessible to any user who uses your system to browse. Usually when you log out of your Windows Live ID, the search history gets deleted. This may cause concerns for some people regarding the security issues and privacy. Availability of Bing toolbar can also be irritating sometimes, as it would replace your web browser’s home page with Bing. In such cases, you would have no other option than to remove Bing toolbar.
To delete the search history on Bing and remove the Bing toolbar, you can use the following instructions provided by the Windows tech support.
These steps would help you to successfully remove the search history on Bing and uninstall the Bing toolbar. For more information, please contact our Windows technical support team.Read more »
The touch friendly interface of the Windows 8 OS is such a big leap from the previous versions of the Windows OSs that many of the computer users chose to stick with the Windows 7 OS. It seems that Microsoft is not leaving those holdouts behind. They have now released a version of the Internet Explorer 11 that can be installed in the Windows 7 operating system.
IE users in Windows 7 will also benefit from the expanded standards of the version 11. WebGL is supported in this version and it gives the developers more flexibility to make highly visual websites. Internet Explorer 11 also supports device awareness and HTML 5 drag and drop option. This will allow a web designer to make a website that knows the orientation of the device in which it is running. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows 7 support team.
Microsoft has also made an IE 11 test site, a hub of links to the web pages that showcase the new features of the recent web browser version. Capriotti said, “We were approached by a man named Dan Church who was looking to bring Hover back.” “Dan was a child in the ’90s, and the game was one of the things that drove him to be a software developer. He had worked to re-create the gameplay for the web,” he added. If you wish to know more on the features of Internet Explorer 11, you can contact the Windows 7 support team.Read more »
Windows 8.1, the latest OS from Microsoft, is out already. Many users think Windows 8.1 is the best OS from Microsoft. However, for many others, the OS is not up to the mark due to some problems they faced while using it. Microsoft announced that they are working on the fixes to repair Windows 8 problems. What are the problems that Windows 8.1 users are encountering? This article looks at some of the frequently reported problems in the Windows 8.1 OS.
Windows 8.1 installation problem due to outdated drivers
Many users have complained that their Windows 8.1 upgrade got interrupted due to some unexpected driver issues. During the installation of Windows 8.1 upgrade, the users were prompted to remove the Sentinel Runtime Drivers. Many users tried their best to find out the ways to remove these problematic drivers including trying to uninstall it from the Control Panel. However, they could not find any such driver in the list of installed programs and applications in the Add/Remove Programs section.
BSOD error in Windows RT 8.1
All versions of Windows 8.1 had their share of problems since the release, although the Microsoft experts fixed many of them soon. Among the problems, the most serious, as been reported by many, was the bug issue that affected the Windows RT 8.1 OS. The bug caused BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error after the installation of the Windows RT 8.1 upgrade. Some users have reported Boot Configuration Data File errors after the installation. Considering the seriousness of the problem, Microsoft had temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update option from its Windows Store facility.
Windows 8 problems prompted many users to try the Windows 8.1 preview after it was released. However, when Microsoft released the final version of Windows 8.1, the users who moved to Windows 8.1 preview from their previous operating systems were left without any options to move to the final version. There was no option for retaining the installed programs and saved settings. Users say that Microsoft could have introduced some options to help the users of Windows 8.1 Preview to move to the final without any technical glitches.
Microsoft has been receiving many such complaints from users across the world regarding the problems with Windows 8.1. The software giant has assured the users that their concerns would soon be addressed.Read more »
The Xbox One game console from Microsoft was released on November 22. This device has a bundle of new features that are aimed to make the video game console the only entertainment system needed by users. The feedbacks and reviews on the product show that not everyone is happy with the device. The party system of the product is drawing numerous complaints. According to one of the disappointed users, the party invitation system of the video game console is inadequate and frustrating.
One of the Reddit users said, “Party chat and invites are flawed.” He added, “Mainly because you can’t invite like on 360, the new auto invite assumes you have one friend or many with the exact same taste in games and making a party or joining it is painfully long all buried deep with a unintuitive navigation design. You can’t even boot people.” In addition to the complaints with invitation, the Smart Match feature is also much criticized. Another Reddit user said, “They need to fix Smart Match and put manual invites back in.” He continued, “I don’t think it needs to be one or the other.”
Larry Hyrb who is the Microsoft director of Xbox Live programming joined the conversation to assure the users that Microsoft Corporation is working to fix the issue. However, we all know that the Xbox One users are not the ones who sit around and wait for Microsoft to do something. Instead of waiting for Microsoft to make the necessary changes, they have made their own website, which is called as Xbox Feedback. This community is working towards making a better Xbox One, discuss the problem encountered with the users and provides suggestions on improving the gaming console.
Larry Hyrb said on Reddit that he has passed the website to Microsoft. Microsoft Xbox One was launched on Nov 29 in thirteen different territories. They had sold one million units within the first 24 hours of its official release. This number was confirmed after contacting the Microsoft chat support team. If you wish to know more on the Xbox One gaming console, you can contact the Microsoft chat support team. They will be able to provide you with more details on the features of the Xbox One video gaming console. You can also visit the official Microsoft website to know more on the latest feature additions of Xbox One.Read more »
Email clients are programs, which allow users to set up their internet email accounts in them. By this method, a user can configure all his email accounts in an email client and view the emails received in different accounts by just launching this email client program. There are many email clients in the market and one such email client is Outlook, which was developed by the software giant Microsoft. In this post, we will find out how to configure Yahoo email account in this email client.
Even though most of the email service providers allow users to pop forward the email messages to an email client, it requires Yahoo mail users to purchase and upgrade the service to Yahoo Mail Plus to avail this function. Therefore, before you configure the Outlook setting, it is necessary to upgrade the email account.
In order to upgrade the Yahoo account, go to the homepage of Yahoo! Mail Plus and select the option Upgrade Now. Type your Yahoo! email id and password to login to the Yahoo account. Then follow the on-screen commands to set up the account.
Once you finish upgrading the Yahoo account, launch Microsoft Outlook from its shortcut icon by double-clicking it. Then go to the option Tools and click on Email Accounts. In the window for Email Accounts, select the option Add a new email account, which you will find below the option Email. Click Next and select the option POP3. Again, click Next. In the field for Your Name, enter the name that you wish others to see while receiving an email from this account. Enter your Yahoo email id in the field for E-mail. The incoming mail server and outgoing mail server for Yahoo account are plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com and smtp.mail.yahoo.com respectively.
In the space for User Name and Password, type the Yahoo email id and the password for it respectively. Remember that passwords are case sensitive. Therefore, type the password carefully. Click the option Use same settings as my incoming mail server and choose OK. Select the button More Settings and under the tab Outgoing Server, select the option My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication. In the Advanced tab, mark the option Leave a copy of message in the server. Click the option Next and then Finish to complete the setup.
With the above steps, you can set up Yahoo email account in the Outlook program. For additional help on Outlook setting, you may contact our technical support team.Read more »