Now that Microsoft’s Bing search engine is live, I figured I’d create a "search definition" for FeedDemon to simplify subscribing to Bing search feeds. Here's how to use it:
- View this page in FeedDemon, then click here to install the Bing search definition
- Click the Subscribe button, then type the keyword you wish to search for and click Next
- Select "Bing" from the list of search engines and click Next
- Select the folder you want to place this feed in, then click Next
- Click Finish
After installing this search definition, you’ll also be able to search Bing directly from FeedDemon’s address bar. Before you can do this, though, you’ll first need to select Bing as your search provider from the search button at the right of FeedDemon’s address bar, like this:
Note that FeedDemon’s address bar supports all of Bing’s advanced search keywords, including the feed: keyword which enables finding RSS feeds about a specific topic (ex: type feed:fitness to find fitness-related feeds).
Update: FeedDemon's automatic error reporting shows that there's a bug in older versions of FeedDemon which may cause a file access error downloading the above file when not logged into Windows as an admin. This bug was fixed in FeedDemon 3.0 RC2.
3 thoughts on “Bing Search in FeedDemon”
One important feature is missing: adding a watch with specified feeds or folders. If it can be integrated into the next version, I will consider switching back to feedDemon. Google or Bing? it really doesn’t matter.
Definitely I cannot understand the Microsoft’s strategy, and why this stupid name, Bing ?
I am confused about this whole thing, first there is MSN search, then there is live search, now it is the Bing. MS should just focus on one thing at a time before rolling out so many things to confuse people
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