lucy24 - 6:43 am on Dec 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
OK, so here I am at Bing. Clicking Help leads me presently to:
If you've done a search and want to narrow the results, you can use Bing's advanced search option to help.
1. At the top right of your search results page, click Advanced to open the advanced search box.
This is very nice, and would be nicer still if the feature hadn't disappeared some time last May. (One article called it "search retro". There was probably a long discussion right here too.) I found this out by-- so help me-- GOOGLING "bing advanced search". Further GOOGLING leads me to what must be the strangest interpretation of "upper right" ever:
Do a search. In the search-results page, edit the search term so you get a fresh dropdown list of suggested searches. The bottom of the dropdown will say not only "Search history" (as in your first search) but also
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Advanced Search. It's a box right at the top of the search results. That's where you get the options for site, language and so on.
Some features and functionality described here may not be available in your country or region.
Uhm, my country is the US. You can only do Advanced Search in other places?
This may be the most useful page:
Advanced Search Keywords [onlinehelp.microsoft.com]
Lot of words you would never think of trying there. But nope, no wildcard search.