When doing a Bing search (via the search hardware key or in IE's status bar) sometimes it replaces your search with a suggestion Were you looking for ... ? How do you ignore the suggestion and search for the original term?

Enclosing the original term in quotes is frustratingly ignored.

  • If you would rather have your search button take you to Google (where you can use quotation marks and selectively refuse suggested corrections), see my answer to that question. Feb 4, 2014 at 17:21

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there isn't a way :( Unlike the Google app you don't get a choice to search by the original terms.

  • Bing knows best... This implementation sucks!
    – Michael
    Jul 25, 2012 at 19:05
  • That's the sting in using Bing! I don't find it an issue but then I do switch between using Bing and the Google app!
    – Bhav
    Jul 25, 2012 at 20:07

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