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Tweak System Search

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Tweak System Search

    Hi guys,
    Just upgraded.

    Just curious to know if there is a way to make the system search a little more fluid.

    I used the WIN key to search for files mostly in Windows 7 and it would just display the file, so i only had to hit enter to open the file.

    Now i get

    I need to search, then click files.

    Is there a way to just show all items for a search term.

    Thanks heaps

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  2. #2

    If you find out, please let me know. Right now, I am really despising how search is handled in Windows 8. It now takes more input to achieve the same results as in Windows 7. Search was one of the things I was hoping would really improve in this version but instead it has regressed. I ended up just installing Agent Ransack. It's ugly but it does the job quickly and thoroughly.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    you can start typing, then hit the down arrow twice and enter to get files to be searched. But no, there is no way I know of to make this the default. You can use the hits though.
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