Published 02/4/10 SHOW ARCHIVED READER COMMENTS (41) Comments (41) February 4, 2010 Scott You know if you typed windows feature in the search box you would of got there faster February Duh!http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/29/3125837/windows-8-file-explorer-name-replaces-windows-explorerThen with that frame of reference, I got the idea down from your thread & the HTG article. I was using Win+F for searching the computer, and that types automatically in the Search box regardless of the setting...confusion is as confusion does! RELATED ARTICLESHow to Choose Which Files Windows Search Indexes on Your PCHow to Rebuild the Search Index in Windows That said, if you’re planning on using another search app or you check over here
I guess I'll have to remove it and go with that Everything utility. February 7, 2010 TG2 What about a classic search feature? How can I disable this behavious? BEST OF HOW-TO GEEK How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without a Fax Machine or Phone Line 7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows Why Have Most http://superuser.com/questions/484106/how-to-disable-automatic-search-in-windows-explorer
So thanks for solving this headache! This works fine in XP, ubuntu, pretty much everything. Indexing was having a huge hit on the CPU [yes I know it can be tweaked] also the search was absolutely useless at finding network files.
FOLLOW US Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS Feed Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site. July 9, 2010 gggirlgeek You can turn of "Search" without losing the Start Menu functionality by going to Services and disabling Windows Search. I mean you enter something like "control panel" in the search box, or what ever other program you might be looking for … and the top results returned look like the The new feature absolutely sucks!
In the “Startup type” drop-down menu, select the “Disabled” option. Windows Explorer Search Syntax General Discussion deactivate key press search in exploreris there a way to deactivate searching of files when we press a key in windows 7 when looking at a folder in Explorer? Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved
Using Group Policy Editor You can also open Group Policy Editor and navigate to: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu & Taskbar > Remove Search link from Start Menu I just double-checked Windows 7 Pro. January 18, 2011 kermittt i am missing so much that old search as well as the search option in contextual menu… when you have a folder with many files.. This is useful if you want to index a folder but don't want it to appear in any of your Windows 7 libraries.Manually Type In Your Search Filters If you want
This process is automatic. May 10, 2011 mobinga "Scott::You know if you typed windows feature in the search box you would of got there faster" LMAO!! Search Box Opens Automatically Starkey What version of Windows is this? Disable Windows Search Windows 10 So, for example, if I type "Do" Windows would select the Documents folder for me.
Why not just have people open a DOS window. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware. I use "list" view almost exclusively so this may not be an issue with other views. Be sure to tell your friends about the service that you received at the Seven Forums My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell XPS 420 OS Windows 10, Internet Explorer
To open windows explorer I right click the "start" globe wherein the search window opens. I don't have a problem per se with the search feature (don't know much about it) but hate that it's in the start menu and you can't use keys to jump datemodified:last week invoice1). this content This is good for corporate lockdowns and the cowboys.
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I positively love the fact that there is no option to tell it what I want. Note that the more folders you add, the slower Windows search becomes, so don't just add your entire C: drive—pick your folders carefully to keep it fast and useful. This should help! I've been trying to get used to it for since I beta'd W7.
Windows Search is now disabled, a fact that Windows is happy to remind you about (and offer to fix) when you do perform searches. At this blistering speed I might be able to locate maybe 8 files in an entire day (assuming it ever finds the file I am looking for). February 5, 2010 Carlfinity @Arun Same here! http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237553 October 3, 2011 Gym Coming from XP, my fingers have memorised Win Key, R, (Start | Run) and then the folder name I want to go to (or cmd, or
I have been searching via the "start" globe with the windows icon. that's why I need to turn it off. Now that is fast by anybody's standards! We are working to restore service.
Never can find them with the search. Your help is appreciated. Thanks.