Dell laptop, Win 8.0, using Google Chrome as default browser. Almost every time I type an Internet address in the address bar, effing Bing interposes itself so instead of going to the chosen site I get the result of a Bing search. When I want to go to a specific site I do not need somebody else (Bing) telling me what they think I intended to do If I want a search result I will ask for one (usually using Google as my default search engine). So is there some way to turn off or disable bloody Bing?
Concretely, I am trying to renew a longstanding New Yorker subscription. I do not want a new subsccription, and I do not want to be redirected to the sites of dozens of news agents, etc. etc. etc. To renew I have to get to the New Yorker site that lets me enter my existing account number. Bing is preventing me from doing that.
Ordinarily - if there is anything ordinary about all this - if I type an address into the address bar, a number of options appears in a drop-down menu. The first one is a Bing search, but the address itself (without Bing) appears farther down the list. In this case, however,when I choose the address itself I still get rerouted to the Bing search result - which does not include the site I need. After 20 tries, infuriating doesn't begin to describe it,
Thanks for enlightenment!