Videos tips

Find web pages of a site that contain specific files

The contains: operator lets you search web pages that host online documents and multimedia files such as mp3 or videos. Let’s say you want to download ebook PDFs from Bookboon website. Just type “site:bookboon.com contains:PDF” Just in case you want to narrow down the search results and need PDFs on engineering books only, type ” engineering site:bookboon.com contains:PDF”

Find document, PDF, PPT, MP3, videos, ZIPs, etc.

The command filetype: lets you search files that you specify with the operator. For eg., if you want .ppt files on computer networking, just typed filetype:ppt computer networking. This Bing search operator will display URLs that contain a ppt file related to the subject. You can do the same for other file types as well. Near the URL, you will also find a “Web View” option on the results page. Clicking on it will directly open PPT, PDF, or doc files on the browser.

Bing Search Symbols

Search symbols are available on all search engines, and they help us to refine search results. Bing accepts several search symbols such as:

  • symbol Using + between two words make sure they appear together. E.g., let’s say you want to search articles related to VPN apps on Fossbytes. Just type VPN apps+Fossbytes, and you will see all the articles related to it on our website. – symbol Using – minus does exactly the opposite of the symbol mentioned above. It ensures that a specific keyword is not included in the search results. For example, Jaguar -car will show you results for only the animal Jaguar instead of Jaguar car. ” ” symbol Use quotes over a specific string of words or sentences to find web pages. It is useful when you are trying to find the exact source of certain paragraphs. OR symbol It finds web pages that contain either one of the terms. Make sure you write OR in capitals. Example: Mercedes OR Audi.

Currency converter

You can easily convert one currency into another by typing the amount and currency you want to convert it into. Example: 10 dollars in euros

Weather Forecaster

Typing weather followed by your current location will fetch you a 5-day forecast of the weather in the search results itself. Example: weather New Delhi

Dictionary

Type a word followed by define or definition in the Bing search bar to know its meaning. Example: define anthropocentric

Get NFL stats right away!

For all NFL lovers out there, Bing search provides them in-depth and context-specific information on every NFL game played from the year 2000 to date.

American Sign Language (ASL)

Up next is an extremely useful Bing feature especially for those with hearing inability. Type “Sign Language” to view 159 videos of words and 13 phrases in American Sign Language that can be used by students seeking to learn sign language in schools.

Find language specific results on Bing Search

language: operator returns web pages in a specific language. If you want to search for football in French, type — football language:fr

Code Sample Answer & Code Compiler

Bing search engine can answer your programming query right away. Just type your programming query, and the search engine’s advanced algorithm will extract the code snippet (if it is available) from any indexed article, online documentation or forum discussion. The answer or code snippets will be displayed in the search result itself with a link to the source article. The best part isn’t over yet — you can also use the Bing Search as a code compiler. Let’s say you want to learn about arrays in C++ language. Just type C++ array in the search box, and you will see a code compiler right in the search results with a code for arrays in C++ language. You can modify the code, change values and compile it right there on the search page!

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