How to turn Bing background images off (and on, again)
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Sometime ago I’ve explained how to enable and show images on Live Search home page. Now when Live Search has gone and we are dealing with Bing, you have nice images every day by default – but how would you go and turn them off and on again? It’s not like I want to do that, but I thought it would be an interesting idea to share.
So, let’s suppose you are on slow Internet connection and you want to use Bing but without it’s usually cool and nice background image.
So here is how to do it.
To turn the Bing background images off, click on:
To turn the Bing images on, click on:
Simple as that, isn’t it?
And one more tip – if you are outside United States you might not be able to see all Bing features (and there are quite some). In order to get access to them even if you do not live in United States, go to http://www.bing.com/worldwide.aspx and select United States – English. That will also enable you to go through history and see earlier posted images. Pretty neat, isn’t it?
And there is one more thing you might find new – Bing has different images for visitors from United States and for the rest of us.