Microsoft is in the news again. The news states that in Windows 10 Insider Build 17666, a new “Search with Bing” feature was added to Notepad. Further, this feature allows a user to select text in and then “Search with Bing…” to open the default browser and search for the selected text.

So, for the Windows users, they can use this feature by either selecting it from the Edit -> Search with Bing… option, pressing Ctrl+B, or by right-clicking on the selected text and then selecting the search option from the resulting context menu.


Right at this juncture, not much is known about the feature, or how useful it is to the users. However, while it is nice to be able to search for selected text, it would be better if users could configure the search engine that they wish to use.

In its current state, it just makes it users feel that Microsoft is adding this feature simply to push people to Bing rather than to add a feature that can be customized for a particular Windows user’s needs.