The Bing search engine keeps a history of your recent search terms, and is designed to make it easier for you to retrieve recently searched information. The history feature is optional; it can be disabled if you don't want to use it.
From the Bing home page, click on "Search History" to view your recent searches. Items from your search history appear in purple when you type in the search field, and the "Manage History" link that appears beneath the search field also takes you to your search history.
The search engine feature is automatically activated when you use Bing. The "Turn History Off" button disables the feature. Click "Turn History On" if you'd like the history to resume.
The "Clear" button in your search history removes all of your previous search terms. You can also delete a single term by highlighting it in your history and pressing the "Clear" button that appears over it.
The Bing search history only keeps a record of searches made in the prior 28 days. Older search terms are deleted automatically. The calendar in the search history screen allows you to browse through your recent search terms by month and date.
Users who sign into Bing with a Windows Live ID will be able to access their search history from any computer and maintain it for longer than the typical four weeks.
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