How To Become An Xbox Insider

Do you want the very best features on Xbox earlier than everybody else? You can do this by becoming an Xbox Insider. This is Microsoft’s system to let passionate Xbox fans test features early and give valuable feedback to Microsoft.

It’s free to sign up as an Xbox Insider, although the features you get will sometimes depend on certain requirements, such as your Xbox Insider level, platform or region. However, there are plenty of early access features to test out and betas to sign up for.

Let’s take a look at how to become an Xbox Insider and how you can get access to the higher level Xbox Insider rings for even more early access features.

How to Join the Xbox Insider Program

Despite the name, the Xbox Insider program is available for both Xbox and Windows 10. First, we’ll explain how to join the program on your Xbox One console. After that, we’ll go over the necessary steps to sign up.

For Xbox Users:

  • Go to the Store tab on the dashboard
  • Select the Search option
  • Search for Xbox Insider Hub
  • Select the Install option
  • As soon as the app is installed, once you open it you’re automatically enrolled

For Windows 10 Users:

  • Press the Start button on your keyboard.
  • Type Xbox Insider Hub in the search.
  • Click Install App under the Xbox Insider Hub search result.
  • The store page for Insider Hub will appear. Click Install.
  • Once installed, click Launch from the Insider Hub store page.
  • In the future, you can search for the app from the Start menu.

When opening the app for the first time, you must accept the terms and conditions. The Xbox Insider program is Microsoft’s way to gather data about future features, so they will often send emails with surveys and questionnaires asking about your experience.

Once you have accepted the terms, you can start to take part in different Xbox Insider experiences. The opportunities you have will depend on availability, platform, and region. Some features may be available immediately after signup, but others may only be available for a limited time if you apply for them.

Once you’ve installed the Xbox Insider Hub and have accepted the terms, select the Insider Content button to see what features are available for you to test early.

Here you’ll be able to see if there are any specific Insider programs for upcoming games or game updates. When a program is available, it will appear under either the system or games section. Selecting it will give you the option to join. 

The majority of Xbox Insider features are available for the Xbox One. To access these features, you must join the Xbox Insider Program under the system section on the Insider tab. The system is split into five different versions, known as rings. You must select your ring before you can get access to some features. To do this, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Xbox Insider Hub app on your Xbox One.
  • On the main page, select Insider Content.
  • Next, select Xbox One Update Preview under the System section.
  • Select Join. 

You will now have access to a certain number of rings. The following are the types of available rings.

  • Omega – Open to anybody. You will receive system updates shortly before standard users.
  • Delta – Reach level 2 on the Xbox Insider program and be part of the program for 1 month to get some updates earlier than Omega and standard users.
  • Beta – Spend 3 months or more in the Xbox Insider Program and reach level 5 on the Xbox Insider program. Get updates even sooner than Delta and Omega users.
  • Alpha – Only available via invite to regular Xbox Insider members. Get very early access to new features that may still have major issues or bugs.
  • Alpha Skip Ahead – Another invite only ring that gives users access to features far ahead of other Xbox Insider members. Sometimes Alpha Skip Ahead members gain access to exclusive features that are never available to the other rings.

How to Level Up Your Xbox Insider Account

To get access to new features earlier than other users, you must level up your Xbox Insider account to reach new rings. To level up, you can complete quests and surveys in the Xbox Insider app.

For example, the first quest available to you may be to complete a survey on gaming with others. This particular survey gives 10XP, which puts you half of the way through level 1. It will take some time for new quests and surveys to appear. On top of that, you’ll need to be an Xbox Insider for some time to go to each new ring, as mentioned above.

It can take a long time to level up through each ring in the Xbox Insider program, but if you spend a few minutes each week in the app, you’ll slowly begin to get closer to the beta ring. Once you’re in the beta ring, you cannot get any higher unless you’re invited.

How to Become an Xbox Insider Alpha Ring Tester

While Alpha Ring testers are given access on an invite only basis, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances. To have a better chance at being invited, make sure to take part in as many surveys, quests, and tests as possible.

When offered to give your feedback or report bugs, make sure you do it – many people have mentioned that being active through these methods is what helped them to get an invite.

Ultimately, new Xbox Insider Alpha Ring members will only be invited when Microsoft has the need for them, and there’s no automated process for it like the other rings.

How to Leave the Xbox Insider Program

If you’re a part of the Xbox Insider Program, you may receive emails and messages from Xbox about the program. You can leave at any point to opt out. To do this, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Xbox Insider Hub app.
  • In the app, select Settings.
  • Select Manage account.
  • Select Close Account.

You can rejoin at any time by opening the app again and accepting the terms, but you will lose your previous XP and tenure.

Summary

Thanks for reading our guide on how to become an Xbox Insider. We hope that this guide has answered any questions you may have about the program. If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out.

How to Play Minecraft: A Beginner’s Guide

Perhaps fitting for its 10 year anniversary, Minecraft has once again become the world’s most popular game. But for those coming to the game for the first time, you may be wondering how do you play Minecraft?

Minecraft isn’t like your typical video game. There aren’t any obvious objectives or any real tutorials to help you get started. So this beginner’s guide will help you get prepared for your very first adventures in Minecraft.

The fun thing about Minecraft is that it’s an open, endless world and you’re free to do whatever you please. But to do that, it’ll help to understand the basics.

The Objective & Basic Controls In Minecraft

Before we get into how to play Minecraft, visit Minecraft.net to purchase and download the game. Minecraft is available on most modern platforms, consoles and smartphones. 

For this guide, we’ll be focusing on Minecraft on Windows, Mac, and Linux. But once you understand the basics, they can be applied to any version on any platform.

There isn’t a main objective in Minecraft, but there is a certain flow of gameplay that is recommended for everybody. You start in this huge open world with nothing, and must gather materials from scratch to build yourself a shelter, get food, build a bed and survive until the next day.

From there, you can begin to go mining for valuable resources like iron ore and diamond to create powerful tools, weapons, and armor. As you play for longer, you’ll be able to explore the open world, find villages, loot hidden chests, and fight enemy creatures called mobs. 

Before we begin with any of that though, we should take you through the basics. 

Start by opening Minecraft. Click Singleplayer and then click Create New World

Click the Game Mode button until Survival is visible. The fun starts in Survival mode, where you must survive and gather everything for yourself. We recommend you stick to the standard controls. Here is an overview:

  • Movement – W, A, S, & D keys
  • Jump – Spacebar
  • Run – Double tap W
  • Crouch/Sneak – Hold Shift
  • Access inventory – E
  • Use the mouse to look around
  • F5 – cycle through different camera views
  • Break blocks or attack – left click
  • Use or place items – right click
  • Throw the item you are holding on the ground – Q 
  • Cycle through the slots on your inventory – 1-9 number keys

With these controls in mind, let’s test it out. Move to a nearby tree and break it by holding the left mouse click. Once the tree block breaks, it will drop a log. Break four tree pieces and collect them when they drop on the ground.

Press E to open your inventory. You will notice that you have the four logs in the bottom row of squares. This row is your quick slot tab. You can press 1 to 9 to equip any of these. The rest of your inventory will hold more items but you cannot quick equip them. You can click and drag items in your inventory to change their location.

Everything in Minecraft must be mined or crafted. So if you wanted to build tools for example, you must mine the base resources for them, and then craft them. It starts at the very basic level and goes from there. 

For example to build a tool, you start with a log, then build planks, then craft sticks, and use sticks and planks together to make a tool. 

Almost all crafting requires a crafting table. To create one, you can use your logs. First, click and drag your logs into the four small squares shown next to your character in the inventory menu.

You will notice that there will be 4 new items in the output box. These are planks. Right click this four times to convert your logs into planks and then drag them into your main inventory. It may seem a bit strange at first but bear with me.

Next, use the left click to select the 16 planks you created. And then right click once when hovering over each of the four boxes next to your character. There will be a new item in the output box. It’s a crafting table. 

Left click to put your planks back in a blank space in your inventory, then left click to select the crafting table. Next, move your mouse to the toolbar at the bottom and left click to drop it there.

Next, exit the inventory by pressing E. You can now equip your crafting table by pressing the number key corresponding to the slot it is in. 

After, you can look at anywhere on the ground and right click to place it down. 

Next, look at the crafting table and right click. You will see the new crafting table user interface. Click the green book to bring out the extended crafting table menu. You can click on items on the left side to see how they are crafted. As you play, you’ll learn more crafting recipes, or you can search on the internet for them.

For now, we need to build some basic tools. In Minecraft, tools can help you gather resources faster. Tool types include the following –

  • Pickaxes for mining rock and ore faster.
  • Axes for cutting trees faster.
  • Shovels for digging dirt faster.
  • Hoes for preparing soil for planting seeds.
  • Swords for attacking enemy mobs.

There are other tools for more unique circumstances, but for now we only need these. For this, click on the stick in the crafting table. You’ll notice that you need two planks stacked on top of each other in the crafting user interface to build 4 sticks. 

We will need 8 sticks so use the right click to pick up your planks and use the left click to place an extra plank in each box. Place your planks back in the inventory, and use left click to collect the sticks from the output box.

We will now have unlocked new recipes to build basic tools. Click the tools tab in the crafting table inventory. Next, you can click on each of the tools – for now just craft a shovel, pickaxe, and axe, to create them. Use the same tips we have already explained to craft them and add them to your inventory or tool bar.

Once you’ve finished, your inventory should look a little something like the image above. Exit the crafting table by pressing E. You’ve now built your first tools. Now it’s time to get to grips with the world around you.

Surviving Your First Night

At night time, enemy mobs will appear and try to attack you. If you die, you will come back nearby, but you must go back and collect all your stuff. It’s best not to die in Minecraft because you can lose your items or lose your previous location. So to avoid this, for the first night we need to build a quick shelter. 

To make it as easy as possible, simply equip the shovel by pressing the corresponding hot key number for it. For us it was 1. Next, look at the ground and hold right click to dig down three blocks. 

Next, look up, and equip the dirt you just mined. It should be on the 4 key. Next, right click to place a block. It will now get dark. But the important thing is that you’re safe. 

You must now wait until morning. It should take about 7 minutes. So either wait and hear the dangerous creatures walking by outside, or take a quick break and come back in 7 minutes. Your game must stay open, otherwise the time will be paused.

In 7 minutes time, you can look up and hold left click to dig the dirt to reveal the morning light. Now, if it’s still dark, just place the dirt down again and wait a bit longer. As soon as it’s morning, you can dig the blocks in front of you to create a small step to jump on so you can leave the hole you’ve been hiding in.

So now that you’ve built your first house, you need to set up a real shelter so that you never have to hide in a hole covered in dirt again. There are just a few things you need – walls, a roof, a door, and a bed. With a bed, you can sleep so you don’t need to wait all night. The night will automatically be skipped.

The walls and ceilings can be built from anything. You could get fancy and build it out of planks, or simply build it out of dirt. You can collect these resources from trees or the ground with the tools you’ve already crafted. You’re going to need quite a lot of blocks. 

At times, Minecraft can be quite tedious like this – you will need to collect lots of blocks through cutting trees, digging, and mining.

You can start to place the blocks down to build your first house by equipping the blocks in your tool bar. The door is another craftable item that can be built in the crafting table with planks. Just open the crafting table menu and use the user interface on the left to select the door to craft it.

The bed is the final piece and can be a little bit more challenging. You must explore the nearby area and search for sheep. If you find sheep, attack them. Once they are killed, they will drop wool and mutton. This will be your first adventure to go and look for sheep. 

You should be able to find some within a few minutes of your current location, just make sure you remember your way back home. You need three blocks of wool of the same color and three planks placed like the image above to create a bed in the crafting table.

You will now have your first house. You can sleep in this bed at night time to skip the night. On top of this, should you die, you will respawn here in your bed in the future.

There are two more things that are needed before we start to explore further in Minecraft. We need to build a chest to store our items, and a furnace to cook food.

Chests are straightforward. Use the layout shown in the crafting table in the image above to place a chest. You can then place items inside by right clicking the chest and dragging items into the chest inventory.

For the furnace, you must collect cobblestone. This can be mined with the pickaxe from under the ground. Start by using the shovel to dig down through the dirt. You will hit stone quite quickly. The best thing to do is dig down by creating stairs like shown above until you hit stone. 

You can then use your pickaxe to collect stone. You need eight cobblestones to build a furnace. You can see the furnace crafting layout above. Place the furnace down in your home. Now, it’s time to pay attention to the bars above your quick slots. These are your health and food bars. 

Your food will go down slowly, and if it goes too low, you’ll lose health. If it’s full, you’ll slowly regain health. To fill it up, you must eat food. You should already have mutton from the sheep you killed earlier, but you must cook it.

To cook your food, right click the furnace. Next, place the meat in the top box and in the bottom box, place fuel. This can be any type of wood or coal. 

You can easily collect logs from trees if you don’t have any wood. Eventually, the food will be cooked and you will see it in the output box on the right. You can eat food by placing it in your quick bar slot, equipping it, and holding right click.

Exploring The World

At this point, you should now have all the basic gear to survive. You will have a home, a bed, tools, and a way to cook food and store items. At this point, it’s time to start collecting better gear. 

You can use the crafting table to build better tools, which last longer and mine blocks quicker. The quickest upgrade is to use cobblestone to build stone tools. But as you dig deeper you can find diamonds and iron. Iron is the next upgrade after stone, and diamond is even better. For now, stone will be fine. 

You must dig down deep to find iron and diamond, and that might take quite some time. In the meantime, you are able to explore the world for yourself and learn how to play Minecraft. You’ll learn more as you play. The fun in Minecraft is exploring and learning how to play yourself.

What you do next is up to you. Will you dig down deep to find abandoned mineshafts filled with loot and dangerous enemies? Will you explore the world above to find villages to trade your loot or locate hidden temples to get better gear? Will you search for a saddle in chests hidden in structures so you can ride a horse, or will you work on getting diamond gear? 

The choices are endless. A great place to learn more about how to play Minecraft is by watching videos on YouTube or by reading through wikis like Minecraft Gamepedia. For now though, we hope that this beginners guide to getting started on Minecraft has proven to be useful.

Turn Off Indexing in Windows for Better Performance

If you turn off the Windows search index feature on your hard drives, you can get better performance on Windows 10. First let’s take a look at why you may want to do this. Afterwards, we’ll explain how to do it.

Sometimes, you may not want to disable Windows search indexing. It depends on what hardware you use. Below are some prime examples of when you should or shouldn’t disable it. 

Also, let’s just dispel a quick myth. Windows search indexing is still used in Windows 10 and it works in much the same way as older versions of Windows. With that in mind, here’s what we suggest:

  1. Good CPU and a standard hard drive = Keep indexing on
  2. Slow CPU and any hard drive = Turn indexing off
  3. Any CPU with an SSD = Turn indexing off

If you have a slow hard drive and a good CPU, it makes more sense to keep your search indexing on, but otherwise it’s best to turn it off. This is especially true for those with SSDs because they can read your files so quickly.

For those curious, search indexing doesn’t damage your computer in any way. With it turned on, all searches are indexed so that searches are faster – however, the search indexer uses CPU and RAM, so with it switched off, you will save those resources.

Turn Off Windows Search Indexing Selectively

You have the option to turn off indexing for specific folders, so if you regularly search areas on your PC, it may be worth keeping indexing on for those, and disabling it elsewhere. 

We’ll start with this option because it’s a great middle ground for saving PC resources and fast search speed. To do this, Open the Start menu and type Indexing. Click on Indexing Options.

Once in the Indexing Options page, you’ll see a list that shows all included and excluded locations for indexing. This will include your Start Menu, Internet Explorer History, and most importantly, the Users folder and everything inside it. This means everything like your documents, downloads, pictures, and videos folders. 

These folders could contain a lot of files you rarely look at. If that’s the case, you should choose to turn off indexing. Click Modify, then on the new page, scroll down to the ticked Users folder and untick it. After, click OK. Take note that there may be multiple Users folders, so make sure you find the one that is ticked. 

You can take it further by clicking the drop down arrow on the Users folder and unticking individual folders. This could be useful, for example, if you visit my documents a lot, but rarely touch the other folders.

If you keep adding files to each folder, the indexing will continue, wasting more resources, so it’s best to switch this off for folders you rarely enter to save system resources.

Turn Off Outlook Search Indexing

By default, Microsoft Outlook doesn’t appear in the search indexing page. We need to go through Microsoft Outlook instead. So, open Outlook, then click File – Options

In the Options page, click the Search tab on the left and then click on the blue highlighted Indexing Options… button. Next, you’ll see a similar menu to before, but you’ll now see Microsoft Outlook in the list.

To turn off Outlook search indexing, first click Microsoft Outlook in the list to highlight it. Next, click Modify and then click the tick box in the new window to untick it. Finally, click OK.

Turn Off Windows Search Indexing For Specific Drives

If you want to turn off Windows search indexing for specific drives, you can do so with a different process. It’s recommended to turn off search indexing for drives you rarely touch, for example, backup drives. 

To do it, first open the Start menu and type PC and click on This PC when it appears in the search results. 

Next, right click a drive and click Properties.

On the General tab, click to uncheck Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties at the bottom. After, click Apply.

You will be given the option to choose all files or just the drive itself. Make sure to select Apply changes to Drive X:\, subfolders and files. After, click OK.

The next step will take some time. Your PC will now apply this new attribute to every file on that drive. Thankfully, you can let it run in the background and it shouldn’t have a huge impact on your performance, unless you’re applying it to the drive you are using Windows on. 

If any Access Denied messages appear, just click Ignore All – these are system files or other files that are currently being used.

Completely Disable Indexing

If you want to disable search indexing on Windows 10 completely, you must use another method. The methods above can stop search indexing for specific files and folders, but the search index service is still running. 

This option is only recommended if Windows search is not working, or your CPU is really slow and running into performance issues. Follow the steps below to disable Windows search.

You can start by pressing Windows Key + R, typing services.msc and clicking OK.

Look for Windows Search in the list of services. To find it easier, click the Name button twice to organize alphabetically from Z-A. Double click Windows Search when you find it.

In the new tab that opens, click Stop to stop the Windows Search indexing service, and then click the Startup type dropdown box. In the list that appears, select Disabled. After, click Apply

You can now restart your PC and Windows Search indexing will be disabled entirely.

If you notice any problems with search performance, you can consider turning it back on again.

Tips For Using Google Docs On Your Mobile Device

Google Docs on mobile (iOS/Android) is much the same as the desktop version, but you’re forced to use it in new ways because of the smaller form factor and lack of peripherals. Thankfully, with some practice you can get around the hurdle that is word processing on a touch screen.

Whilst it can be difficult to get used to the Google Docs app, you’ll quickly find that it really makes things easier when you can fit in quick text editing and word processing on the go. It’ll bring new productivity into your life during moments that would otherwise be wasted.

In fact, the words you are reading were edited on the Google Docs app before it went live. The versatility is as endless as the desktop version once you master the UI and mobile focused features. Let’s look at how we can master it on mobile.

Tips For Easier Typing On Google Docs Mobile

Mobile devices typically aren’t excellent for efficient word processing, so it’s important we first look at the best typing tips for using the Google Docs mobile app. 

The first tip would be to try out the text swiping feature. Simply swipe instead of tapping. This feature is now available on both stock Android and iOS 13. If you don’t have this feature, you can find alternatives in the app store here. As you use swiping more, it’ll get better at predicting the words you use.

If you’re still not a fan of typing on the Google Docs mobile app, consider using your voice. It’s as simple as tapping the microphone button and speaking. Voice to text is surprisingly accurate. If you’re not convinced, doing an extra proofread has never hurt anybody.

One big problem with mobile keyboards is that you have to tap a button to get extra characters such as numbers or punctuation. There’s an easier method for it, however. Instead of tapping to open the next page on your keyboard, you can hold the button down and then drag your finger to the character you’d like to use. 

After you let go of the screen, the hovered character will be typed and you will automatically revert to the standard keyboard to save you time.

Accessing Collaboration Tools In Google Docs Mobile

If you need to collaborate on the go, you can tap the three dot menu at the top right and then tap share & export. On the next menu, you have two options. 

  • Share: Tap share to give access specific people. More private, but requires the owner to once again give access to more people.
  • Link sharing: Tap this to create a link that can be shared with anybody. Less private but gives quick access to anybody with the link.

Get Images Without Leaving The App

One benefit for using a desktop is that you have multiple apps to switch between quickly. That’s not so easy on mobile, but a workaround if you need images is to use the image finder tool in the Google Docs mobile app.

  • Tap the + button in the toolbar at the top.
  • Choose images, and then tap from web. 

You can now search Google images from within the Google Docs app. 

You can also search images from within your Google Drive, or alternatively from your device itself. Tap any image you’d like, and tap insert. It will appear whichever line you are currently typing on.

Enable Offline Editing In The Google Docs Mobile App

If you plan to edit on the go, make sure you switch on offline editing in the Google Docs app. Simply tap the three-dot menu in the top right, then scroll down and tap the available offline switch to move it to the on position.

Usually, all new documents created on your mobile will be available for offline editing by default, but you must turn on offline editing for existing documents.

When editing offline, you can still create documents and edit offline accessible documents. However, make sure to tap the blue tick at the top left to save your changes before closing the app. Once you’re online, everything will sync up again.

Highlight & Comment On The Google Docs App For Easier Desktop Editing

If you don’t want to go use the Google Docs mobile app for intensive editing or writing, you can highlight areas and add comments for future editing on your desktop later. 

  • Select the text, or line of text you’d like to comment on.
  • Press the + button at the top of your screen and then choose comment

You can now type your comment and it will save to the cloud.

  • Alternatively, hold your finger on the screen then drag to select a line of text.
  • Tap the highlight button on the bottom toolbar. 

You are then able to choose a color for the highlight.

You’ll find the same document with your comments or highlights in Google Drive on all devices so long as you are online when you make the last changes to it.

How to Bypass Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

If you want to remove Microsoft Edge from your Windows 10 PC, you should read this. In general, it’s not a good idea to completely disable Edge – it can cause unintended issues with your operating system. Thankfully there are still methods to hide it and stop it from impacting your PC experience.

There’s a reason why Microsoft doesn’t let you
uninstall Microsoft Edge. There are some integrations with the operating system
that Microsoft Edge has that Windows 10 relies on. Following guides online to
completely uninstall Microsoft Edge could hit you with some unintended side
effects because of this.

Instead of uninstalling Microsoft Edge, you
can simply hide it from sight and ensure it doesn’t impact your PC performance.
That way, it doesn’t intrude on your day to day activities.

Stop All Microsoft Edge Redirects

The first step is to stop Windows 10 apps like
Cortana, or any links in the OS from sending you through Microsoft Edge instead
of your previously set default web browser. To do this, we’ll use a tool called
EdgeDeflector. It’s a small application that will intercept any links on your
operating system that typically get forced through Microsoft Edge. Those links
will then be rerouted to your default web browser.

To use EdgeDeflector, visit the Github page and download the latest Edge_Deflectorinstall.exe in the Github releases. Once installed, open the Edge_Deflectorinstall file and go through the installation process.

After installing, a pop-up will appear that
asks how do you want to open this? Click EdgeDeflector.
Now, all forced Microsoft Edge links will open in your default browser instead.
Want to test if it’s working? Press Windows
Key + R
to open the Run menu.

Next, type microsoft-edge://example.com/ and then click OK. This is the same URI that is used to send forced links to
Microsoft Edge, but EdgeDeflector should now kick in and reroute that link
through your default browser instead.

If you have any difficulties, make sure you
have actually set your default web browser. Type Default web into the Start menu and click Choose a default web browser. Ensure you have your preferred choice
selected under web browser.

Hide Microsoft Edge and Stop Bing Searches

The next step is to remove Microsoft Edge from
appearing on your PC. After, I will guide you through rerouting Bing searches.
Firstly, open the Start menu and type Microsoft
Edge
. Right click the icon in the start menu and then click unpin from Start and unpin from taskbar.

By default, Microsoft Edge won’t start up when
you turn on your PC, so at this point you’ll no longer see mention of it on
your Start Menu or Taskbar and it won’t run in the background.

On top of this, nothing you do on your PC will
open into Microsoft Edge. For example, typing for a search in the start menu
and clicking see web results will
now open in your default browser. However, you may notice searches still open
in Bing.

If you’d like to redirect search results to another search engine, you should use an extension on your browser of choice. For example, on Google Chrome you can use Chrometana to redirect your bing search to a different search engine.

Click the link above to install Chrometana as
an extension. Click add to Chrome to
install it. Once installed, choose your default search engine. Google,
DuckDuckGo and Yahoo are available, but you can click the advanced settings to
enter a custom web search too.

After this, when you make a web search through
the Start menu or through Cortana, it will redirect through your chosen search engine.
There is a small period of time added to your search due to the redirect
happening, but if you absolutely cannot stand Bing it’s a worthwhile sacrifice.

If you are using Firefox, I’d suggest using Bing2Google. You can install Bing2Google by visiting the Bing2Google extension page on Firefox and clicking Add to Firefox. Click add when the extension asks for your permission. The only permission it specifically needs is to access URL data when you visit bing.com. It won’t have access to anything else.

All Bing searches, regardless of their origin,
will now be redirected to Google. This includes searches through Cortana or the
Start menu.

Summary

Thanks for reading my guide on how to remove Microsoft Edge. This guide helped explain how to stop Windows 10 redirecting you through Edge.

I also explained how to stop Bing from being the forced search engine when searching through Windows 10. If this guide didn’t help solve your problem, please feel free to reach out and I’ll be happy to offer assistance.