Bing returns http 400 errors…



  • Not sure what's going on but occasionally pages totally fails to load, usually returning a 400 error. In this case the Bing search page won't resolve. Chrome resolves the Bing page just fine. [attachment=4661]vivaldi.no.bing.png[/attachment] Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/86185/vivaldi.no.bing.png[/img]


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    Works for me with 1.4.589.38 32bit Final and 1.5.627.3 32bit Snapshot on windows 10x64.

    You use Bing as default search engine in Vivaldi?
    You have all installed extensions deactivated before testing why it fails?



  • Maybe the search engine url is malformed?
    I've just recreated it and I get

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=%s&go=Submit&qs=bs&form=QBLH



  • Looking at the screenshot you provided, you seem to have malformed the %s parameter - shows as &q_vivaldi instead of &q=vivaldi

    The default (Vivaldi) string I have is https://www.bing.com/search?pc=cosp&ptag=AD6C08C471A&form=CONBDF&conlogo=CT3210127&q=%s



  • I don't know why it would be considered malformed by Vivaldi, I used the Quick Command window and typed 'bing'.
    I had no problem on my work machine using Quick Command.



  • Search via quick command seems to add a + before every keyword, it has been already reported in another thread.



  • Looks like no search term works with Quick command. I can however cut'n paste the search URL into Chrome and have it resolve.
    This only stopped working today, and I've been using it for a few weeks now.

    https://www.bing.com/search?pc=cosp&ptag=AD6C08C471A&form=CONBDF&conlogo=CT3210127&q=vivaldi
    

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  • A bit off topic, but I'm not sure why Bing is the default search engine, sure everyone hates Google, so do I, but Google has the most relevant results ever, besides the whole search engine has the most features, especially for images - you can search by size, visually similar or upload your own. As much as I hate Google, I can't swap it for anything else as it will be a waste of time.

    In that notion, my personal suggestion is to stick with Google if you want work done.



  • It's called choice, everyone has a favourite band or soccer team, for no actual reason they all differ.



  • @LAMBDA471:

    A bit off topic, but I'm not sure why Bing is the default search engine, sure everyone hates Google, so do I, but Google has the most relevant results ever, besides the whole search engine has the most features, especially for images - you can search by size, visually similar or upload your own. As much as I hate Google, I can't swap it for anything else as it will be a waste of time.

    In that notion, my personal suggestion is to stick with Google if you want work done.

    I started defaulting to Bing earlier this year because it focuses on the first result with just a Tab press, then Down arrow to cycle through them, and finally Enter to go to the link. Chrome used to do this but stopped a few years ago.



  • Had to restart my computer. Restarting Vivdaldi didn't work; logging out/in didn't work. Only a full power cycling of the whole computer cleared things up. Now all search terms work with Quick command.



  • @LAMBDA471:

    A bit off topic, but I'm not sure why Bing is the default search engine, sure everyone hates Google, so do I, but Google has the most relevant results ever, besides the whole search engine has the most features, especially for images - you can search by size, visually similar or upload your own. As much as I hate Google, I can't swap it for anything else as it will be a waste of time.

    In that notion, my personal suggestion is to stick with Google if you want work done.

    Also, I found shopping through Bing to be better; more results, more stores, better product images, etc..
    Google's good for programming terms, and difficult topics, and more invovled searching, but for a lot of my daily needs, Bing works and is easier to use.



  • @p.stephenwille@gmail.com:

    @LAMBDA471:

    A bit off topic, but I'm not sure why Bing is the default search engine, sure everyone hates Google, so do I, but Google has the most relevant results ever, besides the whole search engine has the most features, especially for images - you can search by size, visually similar or upload your own. As much as I hate Google, I can't swap it for anything else as it will be a waste of time.

    In that notion, my personal suggestion is to stick with Google if you want work done.

    Also, I found shopping through Bing to be better; more results, more stores, better product images, etc..
    Google's good for programming terms, and difficult topics, and more invovled searching, but for a lot of my daily needs, Bing works and is easier to use.

    I don't do a lot of shopping online so I can't comment on that, but the only thing that comes to mind, considering Microsoft's practices is that their services favor Western customers mostly, or just residents of the more prosperous countries, such as, if you live in US, UK, Australia, NZ, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, chances of you will get more relevant shopping results are better, than someone, living in Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar or Bulgaria (no offence).



  • @iAN CooG:

    It's called choice, everyone has a favourite band or soccer team, for no actual reason they all differ.

    As I said, I hate Google and the design of bing is more minimalist, more appealing and overall better, but that isn't enough.
    For me it gives me worse results than google:

    If you care to notice, I'm logged into Bing, which means I'm getting personalized results, and I'm not logged into Google, where I get even more personalized results, which are even more accurate and more relevant. What I'm trying to say is that I'm using Google with a disadvantage/handicap and still comes up with better results.

    I wish Bing would becomesas good as Google, but sadly they were too late to the game

    Bing Search: vanilldadb paladin quests
    http://www.bing.com/search?q=vanilladb+paladin+quests&go=Search&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=vanilladb+paladin+quests&sc=2-22&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=62D91E50AED34B5ABF8A36010E9AD2F3

    Google Search: vanilldadb paladin quests
    https://www.google.com/search?q=vanilla paladin quests#q=vanilladb+paladin+quests

    in cases like this, when you are in a hurry and need to check something real quick because 4 people are waiting on you in-game, it really sucks using Bing



  • I'm with you, even I don't even care about bing or another search engine in existance, but I respect freedom of choice. If ppl are scared to use google, let them use anything else.


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