a useful search feature for windows 10 (just like windows XP had)

Discussion in 'General Software' started by sumJoker, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. sumJoker

    sumJoker New Member

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    lets not comment on the "search" feature that comes with windows 10 (my mother always said when our family was younger "if you can not say anything nice, dont say anything at all)


    Is there a program I can install on Windows 10 that makes the search feature as good what windows XP had. otherwise
     
  2. aldan

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    i ran xp for years and win 10 search is every bit as good.dont quite see your point here.
     
  3. sumJoker

    sumJoker New Member

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    please explain?
    I dont get it, is there a secret entry into the search program, I get the windows logo to the bottom left of the screen then the big O next to it when I put my mouse over, a text message says "type here to search" and its useless. compared to how I found windows XP
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  5. aldan

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    as far as i know they are all the same.it is a bit of a learning curve but does everything i need it to do.like john said,try classic shell.
     
  6. sumJoker

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    ... maybe it would better if I waste time redoing it.
     
  7. sumJoker

    sumJoker New Member

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    i got rid of that http://www.classicshell.net/ I could not find the install so I run the install again and went for the uninstall option
    it did nothing to give better search feature which is why I asked here, to get help,
    a bit like hand painting with a old brush a brand new car just because the car salesman could give you the colored car I wanted.

    for a moment I thought I wrecked the laptop as it would not reboot, I will not tell you what I said in anger.
     
  8. aldan

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    maybe a little specifics are in order.how bout an example of a specific search and the difference between xp and 10 search.
     
  9. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Honestly just whack the windows key on the keyboard and start typing...
     
  10. sumJoker

    sumJoker New Member

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    OH great work now the other program has been removed , my search feature is totally useless , all it does is show what you type in

    ask a simple question and you worse off
     
  11. johnb35

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    Wow, if you can't use the search feature in classic shell which works just like XP, 7, Vista search did then I don't know what to tell you.
     
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  12. aldan

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    gonna mention this just one more time.specifics.read my last post.by the way sounds like you have been using some home remedies on your search/cortana function.you can disable cortana but you cant remove it.if you really want help here stop kvetching and give some details.
     
  13. sumJoker

    sumJoker New Member

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    why dont you ask instead of saying you are hopeless in asking question

    I told you everything apart from the of the laptop is black, there is no windows number to say when I go into a search I get "search-window-1234" its not my fault the system is broken

    no need to make insulting pokes
     
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  14. sumJoker

    sumJoker New Member

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    you are insulting and hanycap
     
  15. aldan

    aldan Active Member

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    but i can spell.
     
  16. TheRealSwede

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    I do not know of any program to use, but I´m trying to help you out anyway..
    So! Have you edited the search-settings under FOLDER OPTIONS?
    Like in the pictures where the search is YELLOW in https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2768-open-folder-options-windows-10-a.html

    Try to set the: Always search filenames and CONTENTS.. (That might change your searches to the better..)
     
  17. AlienMenace

    AlienMenace Well-Known Member

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    The new search feature in Windows 10 1903 build is a whole lot better than it was I think. When you click on more it will give more options. Windows 1903 will be out late May or early June for the normal upgrade. If you have the "Windows Insider Program" set up. You can get it now.
     
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