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Open Bing Search Results in a Separate Window or Tab

Monday, June 28th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Let’s face it! Your time is valuable. You may be searching the internet on a daily basis, if not on an hourly basis. If you have used the Bing search engine (currently the third largest search engine based upon query volume), you probably have become a bit frustrated by its lack of user friendliness when it comes to perusing your search results.

It goes something like this: You perform a search say for something like “Cruises from Miami”. You get a search results page that has a number of good search results that you would like to check out.

That’s great. So, you click on a result that looks good and visit the website. You then find that you would like to visit another site in the Bing search results list. Unfortunately, the search results page is gone! You find that you have to hit the back button or arrow to retrieve your previous search results. Ok, then you visit a second site. However, you realize you would like to visit a third site on the search engine results list. Again, you have to hit the back button to get to the search results page. And this goes on and on for as many sites that you want to check out! This can get kind of frustrating after a while — don’t you think?

Well, you are in luck because there is a workaround to this problem! Essentially, you will be adjusting your Bing search engine settings to allow the search results list to remain intact, while your result website visits open up in a separate window browser. If your browser is set up to open in tabs, the search results website visits will open in a separate tab!

Now, that you understand what we are going to accomplish, let’s get started!

First, you want to have cookies enabled for this to work. To enable cookies in either Internet Explorer or Firefox, please refer to this WorldStart tip:

Next, go to the main Bing search engine page located at You should see a link to “Preferences” on the upper right hand side as shown outlined in red below. Click on that link.


The “Preferences” settings page will open. Scroll down about half way down the page to “Web Settings”. Under the “Results” section, check the box that says: “Open links in a new browser window”.


Finally, scroll down to the very bottom right-hand side of the webpage. Click “Save settings”.


Please note that any time you clear your browser’s cookies you will need to go through this process again.

That’s it! Enjoy your Bing web searching in separate windows or tabs!

~Liz Magill

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