Microsoft Bing Desktop Automatically Sets Bing Background Image as Wallpaper

Do you want to automatically see a fresh new wallpaper on your desktop everyday? I did share a few useful applications like WallyBing Wallpaper Downloader, both of which are really good software for any wallpaper collector. You will also don’t want to miss my compilation of 30+ Beautiful Wallpapers to bring a fresh look to your desktop.

Now, we all love the Bing Backgrounds. They are fresh and looks beautiful. Wouldn’t it be great if we all could get the same background set for our desktop everyday that Bing has? Microsoft has provided a simple solution to this by releasing the official Bing Desktop Beta application. Bing Desktop automatically updates the Windows Desktop Background image to the Bing home page image everyday.

After a quick download of Bing Desktop complete the quick setup and the application is ready. This is one of the simplest application I’ve come across. It automatically sets the desktop wallpaper to today’s Bing Background in an instant. If you keep the application running, it will make your desktop look exactly like the Bing home page with Bing Search in the center of the desktop. You can use the Windows Key + H keyboard shortcut to toggle the display of the Bing search bar. Hovering over the (i) icon displays the details about today’s wallpaper just like it does on Bing home page.

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The search box allows the user to perform search easily without opening the browser first. The search results are displayed in your default browser.

One of the nuisance that many will not like is hiding the search box using the keyboard shortcut doesn’t removes the icon from the taskbar. But there is work around to it too. If you click on the options icon and pin the search box to the top of your screen, the taskbar icon gets removed.

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Bing Desktop application works only on Windows 7, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Users can download Bing Desktop from Microsoft Downloads portal.

How to uninstall Bing Desktop?

  • Click on Start, and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now, open Programs and Features from Control Panel.
  • Now, find the entry for Bing Desktop from the Uninstall or change program list.
  • Click on the entry of Bing Desktop, and then click Uninstall.
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  • Now, follow the wizard to uninstall Bing Desktop.
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  • Revia Veney

    how do you change the image if you are just not ‘feeling’ the one of the day?

  • Pi Bi

    installed on Vista,it works well
    uninstalling also no problem

  • Alan

    Hi guys, I used to have it working perfectly well on windows 8.1 but one day it got uninstalled. My question for you is how do I get it back? I have tried downloading the bing desktop again but so far nothing. Each morning when I get up I always go to the Bing Desktop icon in windows 8.1 and click it. As this used to work until it got uninstalled. So how do I get it back???

  • Alan

    I just tried to click on the icon just now and got hit with the warning that this icon will no longer work so I just had it deleted. I have a funny feeling that if I get this icon back then everything will start working again but being a novice I don’t know for sure…