No longer download Bing wallpaper in Safari?

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  1. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

    Darmok N Jalad

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    So earlier this week, the strangest thing happened. I use Bing as my search engine (no, that's not the strangest thing), and I regularly check their free wallpaper at bing.com and "download today's image" when I like it. All of a sudden, the option to download has gone away. It was never an option in iOS, but I'm running MacOS High Sierra in this case. If I use Firefox, I can still download it. Any one else have this problem all of a sudden?
     
  2. Darmok N Jalad thread starter macrumors 68000

    Darmok N Jalad

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    Weird. That is what I see in Firefox, and what I used to see in Safari, but now that is gone. This is all I get in the corner. I haven't made any changes to Safari.
     

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  3. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    Do you have any ad blockers installed (Safari extensions?) If you do, try turning it/them off and reloading the page.
     
  4. Darmok N Jalad thread starter macrumors 68000

    Darmok N Jalad

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    I had tried that, but it also didn't seem to work, but I finally figured it out. Since the page was rendering a little differently, I went in to Safari Preferences and then to Privacy --> Manage Website Data... I removed all instances of Bing.com and then reloaded the page. I had to login again with my MSA, but now the page works correctly. I guess it was just some corrupted data in the browsing history for that site?

    Very odd, but thanks for confirming it wasn't a browser detection issue (since iOS Safari doesn't offer the wallpaper download option). That helped me troubleshoot!
     
  5. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    Glad you figured it out. Corrupt cookies are at the root of a bunch of problems with browsers.
     

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