Windows 8.1 is a great improvement over Windows 8. But the one thing that irks me is the deep integration of Microsoft services into the new Metro/Modern interface. Bing is now integrated into every search ran in the start menu.
I know we have to ability to disable Bing within the metro settings. And disabled I did, as frankly, I do not trust Bing with my searching; however, since the option to search is there, I want to tweak the search provider to my pleasing.
I know in the EU there was a order given to Microsoft about allowing any search engine to be set in Internet Explorer, rather than just their own. I am hoping this might allow the user in Windows 8.1 to also switch the OS search engine.
So my question: Is there a way to switch the OS level search engine provider to, for example, Google? (Not just within Internet Explorer)