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Enhance search function?

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro

    Enhance search function?


    Hey

    I just installed win8 pro
    I like it so far, but i find the search function to be a bit weak.

    I like to just hit my windows key and type a program/app or file i want and i expect to get it.

    Is there a way to enhance this, make sure all files are being searched and found as fast as possible?

    Thinking of something, that i select what parts of the computer that should be prioritized first when searching etc.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Only a minor enhancement, and you may already be doing it, but you can save a little time and focus the search on Apps, Settings or Files (assuming you know which it is you're looking for) by using these shortcuts:

    • <Windows Key> + Q: Search for Apps
    • <Windows Key> + W: Search for Settings
    • <Windows Key> + F: Search for Files
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro


    yes thats an option

    tho sometimes i cant find the file im looking fore
    for example i have a file called "data.html" on my desktop right now
    i hit window key and type the file name. nothing appears.

    and i have a .exe file on another drive that id like to show
    but it does not



    also id like to search for all as standard
    not just apps, files or settings...
    rather go for all combined and show result

    possible?
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