If you're a Bing user, you most likely look forward to seeing
the beautiful new photo that appears on the Bing home page every
day. And you've probably also wanted to use the photos as your
desktop wallpaper. Microsoft has earlier released the Best of Bing series of themes
for Windows 7, which included a limited set of these images.
With Bing Desktop coming out of beta, now there's an even better
way to get those lovely pictures. Bing Desktop downloads a
high-resolution version of Bing's home page background to your
Windows 7 desktop daily.
In addition to this, it adds a search box that you can use to
search the Web using Bing straight from your desktop. The search
bar provides suggestions and displays results in your default
You might not like the default configuration though. The
application takes up its own icon on the taskbar, and the search
box cannot be moved from the center of your screen.
So here's a tip - remember to select the Pin the search box
to the top of your screen setting from Options, like this:
And voila, the taskbar icon is gone, and the search box is
docked to the top of your screen and slides out of view. When you
want to search, just move your mouse pointer to the top of your
screen, or better yet, use the Windows + H
shortcut key, and the search bar pops out again.
Microsoft has made Bing Desktop available as an optional update
for Windows 7 (US English only) via Windows Update. If you're not
receiving this update, you can download Bing Desktop