The next version v1.1. of Bing Desktop is now available in additional four launguages include: English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese, and now works on all Windows versions that "Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Windows Server 2008 and 2012."
Those new, "Bing Desktop is an automated way to enjoy the Bing home page images as a Windows desktop background. Every day, the Windows Desktop Background will automatically refresh to a high resolution version of the day's home page, drawn from the images Bing uses around the world."
The Bing Desktop comes an intergrate search interface so users won't have to open browser to start a search session. "To start searching, simply click on the Bing taskbar icon, or the Bing tile on your Windows 8 Start screen, and the search bar will automatically appear at the front of the screen. Type in a search term or phrase using the autosuggest keywords or your search history, and the search results will appear in your default browser. When not in use, the search box recedes into the background to maximize precious screen space," explains bing.
If you prefer, "the search box can also be docked to the top of the screen and it will slide up out of view until your mouse hovers over it, revealing an edge. Click on the edge to get the whole search bar back. Or, click and drag to move the search bar to a desired location on the screen. You can also click on the Bing Desktop icon on the Start bar, Task tray or Windows 8 Start screen to access the search bar," Bing added.
With v1.1, "you can also go back through the prior 9 days of images to set a favorite image as the Windows Desktop Background again, or view images from days you were away from the computer," bing said.
Bing Desktop 1.1 now also highlights the top news, videos, images and popular now topics within the search bar. "Just click on the content icon, select the content type and scroll through top headlines without opening a browser."
For more detail about any of the topics, "simply click on the article, image or text link to open a browser with the corresponding Bing results."
You can download Bing Desktop here.