Posts Tagged ‘windows search’

Using Windows 7 Advanced Search Operators

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I’ve been using Windows 7 for about a year now, but I still haven’t used the new search function yet. This article makes me want to search for something (anything,) just to check out the new features …

Windows users are familiar with the not so perfect search utility in XP. Now with Windows 7 we have an ideal form of searching ability with Advanced Query Syntax (AQS). These are advanced operators that, when used correctly, make file searches easily on target. Windows 7 utilizes an Advanced Search option that can be used instead of Advanced Query Syntax. This was developed with the Windows Search tool as a part of the Windows 7 package. This can be accessed, in a basic sense, from the Start menu, or with Windows Explorer for a specified search in a particular folder or drive.

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Display All Windows 7 Control Panel Tools at Once

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

If you’re not comfortable with the Windows 7 Control Panel, where tool icons are sorted into categories, here’s a neat trick that allows you to show all tools …

I have configured the Windows 7 Control Panel to display small icons instead of the unpractical categories that hide most of the tools and items. The main reason is that it provides a better overview of the available options and that it saves me some clicks every day.

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Disable Indexing of Internet Explorer Web History by Windows Search

Friday, March 18th, 2011

I’m not sure if I’m concerned enough about this to actually try it, but it’s still an interesting article …

Have you ever noticed web history suggestions in Internet Explorer 8 or IE9 even though you have deleted the history and the index.dat file in Windows previously? This is caused by the integration of Internet Explorer’s history in Windows Search. Internet Explorer 8′s and Internet Explorer 9′s web addresses are automatically indexed by Windows Search, provided that Windows Search is installed or enabled on the computer system.

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