One of the latest applications that Windows users can download on their computers to benefit from advanced personalization options is Bing Desktop, which was just released in beta.
The application was meant to put the Bing homepage on the users' desktop, providing them with both fast access to search on the web, and with a brand new background each day.
The software will provide a Bing search bar on the computer’s homescreen, putting the web page only one click away. It can be pinned to the top of the screen, and will auto-hide when not in use.
It can be positioned in the center of the screen as well, and features the “Windows + H” hotkey for fast access.
Users will be able to search for what interests them straight from the desktop, while viewing the search results in the computer’s default browser.
Additionally, the app will download Bing
’s image of the day and will set it as background on the desktop.
“Bing Desktop delivers the beauty of the Bing homepage to your Windows desktop each day. Plus, get easy access to the Bing search box right from your desktop. Turn your searching into doing with Bing,” Microsoft notes.
During installation, the app will offer to set the homepage of Internet Explorer to MSN, and to make Bing your default search engine in Microsoft’s browser.
The software will automatically update the Windows Desktop Background image to bring it in line with the new Bing homepage image.
The Redmond-based software giant also explains that the application was released with support for Windows 7, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 platforms.
“You'll get future updates to Bing Desktop and other Microsoft products from Microsoft Update. This software may also download and install some updates automatically,” Microsoft continues.
Bing Desktop weighs 1.4MB, and can be downloaded from Softpedia as well, via this link