Bing is up in my new tabs, hijacking my cursor
September 17, 2012 1:27 PM Subscribe
Is there a way to set my browser preferences to not automatically place the cursor in a Bing search field upon opening a new tab?
posted by donpedro to Technology (8 answers total)
When I hit ctrl+T, a new tab opens with the cursor in a Bing search field. This is not what I want; 9 times out of 10, I know what site I intend to navigate to and simply want to start typing a URL in the URL field. This Bing nonsense forces my hand away from the keyboard and necessitates an extra click that I find extremely annoying.
This is a new phenomenon for me. Until just days ago, the cursor would show up in the URL field upon opening a new tab. The change is affecting both Firefox and Internet Explorer. I'm unable to find anywhere in Options to restore the browser(s) to how they were before.
Any help? Any way of disabling Bing entirely in new tabs?