#228 Full Search depth in Windows 8 Search Box

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2013-07-24
2012-11-01
Certamus
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The Search Box in Windows 8 returns results from programs and apps only. Search box results should draw from all files and folders. This is the main reason I wanted my Windows 7 start button back anyway, I could find anything on the system with a few keystrokes and no mouse clicks.

Thank you so much for the Classic Shell project!

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Discussion

  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-11-01

    The classic start menu also only searches programs and settings. This is for performance reasons. Searching all files (especially if you want to search contents) is slow. For that you need to use Explorer or a dedicated search tool.

     
  • Certamus
    Certamus
    2012-11-08

    In Windows 7 it would find files in my libraries... I liked that.

     
  • Brina
    Brina
    2012-12-03

    Yes if it was possible in the start Menu on windows 7 it should be possible with Classic Shell.

     
    • Brina
      Brina
      2012-12-03

      i was actually on my way to request this same thing too

       
  • fuzz-ball
    fuzz-ball
    2012-12-12

    +1 for me on this. CTL-ESC+"Type what you want" is one of the most useful features of the Windows 7 interface.

     
  • Outspoken2
    Outspoken2
    2013-02-21

    The reason Windows 7 was able to search for ordinary files too was because the start menu search also used the inbuilt "indexed search" called as Windows Search. Thus the performance overhead was minimal.
    If Classic Start Menu has to do it, it needs to integrate with that (or it's equivalent on Win8), otherwise the performance impact would be huge.

     
  • xpclient
    xpclient
    2013-07-24

    Well good news for you. Now the latest public beta version of Classic Shell which is available from the home page has full Windows Search integration, including document search. Try it if you are interested.