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From: "Dale Marr" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] [Bulk] Re: Removing Bing (MSN Toolbar) (off topic)
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:18:40 -0600
I always look for and UNcheck the "install toolbar" box any time I'm updating or installing software because (1) there's usually one
lurking somewhere in the installation process, and (2) the default is almost always to install it. Same with changing your home
page. I go to my home page the most. That's why I chose it. So no thank you, I don't want your company's website to be my home
page! If I change my mind later I know where to find you. I also know where to go to find what I want without one or more toolbars
taking up valuable real estate on my screen.
If you can't tell, I'm not a big fan of add-ons and doodads or a lot of changes at one time. I was dragged kicking and screaming to
Windows XP. (I was introduced to Vista one time and couldn't find anything.) I hated the "cartoony" look of XP, so I changed the
appearance of it to resemble that of Windows 95/98 which was like a comfortable old pair of jeans (with a few holes). This
eliminated the kicking and most of the screaming.
You can do that by going to the desktop and right-clicking on any open area and selecting Properties --> Appearance. Under "Windows
and buttons" select "Windows Classic style" and "Apply." You can also change colors, fonts, screen resolution, etc. in that window.
To change the appearance of the start menu click on Start --> Settings --> Taskbar and Start Menu --> Start Menu tab.
Click "Classic Start menu" and "Apply" then "OK".
If you don't like the changes you can go through the same steps and click "Start menu."
I think your computer should be like your home - unique and custom-tailored for you.
I tolerate Firefox for some sites that run better with it, and it does have some nice features (mostly in the form of add-ons not
available in IE), but I still find myself returning to IE.
----- Original Message -----
From: Harold Blevins
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 5:27 PM
Subject: [Bulk] Re: [ARIZARD] Removing Bing (MSN Toolbar)
How to Remove the Bing Toolbar from Internet Explorer
Microsoft is working hard to promote its new search engine, Bing, and if
you've recently updated your internet explorer browser, or transitioned to
Windows 7, you may have discovered that the Bing toolbar has been added to
your Internet Explorer browser. To remove the Bing toolbar from you internet
explorer browser, just follow these simple steps.
CLOSE ALL BROWSERS: First close all open browsers on your computer,
including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or any other browser you have
NAVIGATE TO ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS: Next, click "Start Menu," select
"Settings," then select "Control Panel," and then click "Add\Remove
Programs." (Ie. Start Menu/ Settings/ Control Panel/ Add\Remove Programs)
(Note: In Windows 7, "Add/Remove Programs " may be shown as "Programs and
REMOVE THE BING TOOLBAR: Find the listing for MSN Toolbar and click
"uninstall." MSN (The Microsoft Network) is Microsoft's suite of internet
services, and Bing is the current MSN Toolbar.
RESTART YOUR BROWSER: Restart your Internet Explorer browser and the
Bing Toolbar will be gone. You have now successfully removed the Bing
Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
Read more: How to Remove the Bing Toolbar from Internet Explorer | eHow.com
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