1. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2015 #1

    Trying to customize taskbar search & Folder Explorer (Default view)


    I have a large number of research articles on my laptop (via dropbox). One thing I loved about Windows 7 was that I could just hit the Start button, type a keyword into the search box and a results window would pop up that listed every matching document on my computer. I was also able to customize this so that it always came up in "Details" view.

    I can't seem to get that same thing with Windows 10. When I type something into the search field on the task bar, I have to first select that I want it to search my stuff and not the web. After I do that it will only bring up a limited amount of results. I have to click again to see the whole set of hits--and then if I hit "Folder Explorer" at the bottom of the menu, it brings up the results in "Tile" view.

    First, I can't figure out how to set the Folder Explorer default view to "Details".

    Also, is there a way I search directly into Folder Explorer via the task bar search box?

    Next, I don't mind that the taskbar offers me the option of websearch but how can I switch the search engine to Google instead of Bing?

    Thanks!
    ~Dch
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  2. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       09 Sep 2015 #2

    Are you using Cortana? You can disable that because it can be rather annoying.
    You can also disable web searches as that tends to get in the way as well.

    Click on the little gear icon in the search menu and disable those two options.



    Other than that the File Explorer Search option doesn't give you what you want? That hasn't changed one bit, that I know of, unless you have Windows Search uninstalled.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks so much Bullet100
    .
    That did the trick! ~d
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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