Windows 10: Why is Windows 10 Search such unmitigated trash?

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  1.    07 Feb 2018 #21

    I never search, I know where all my stuff is.
    It's a friggin mess, but I know where it is!!!
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  2.    07 Feb 2018 #22

    Plankton said: View Post
    I thought classic shell wasn't being developed any more?



    Dec 3rd, 2017 - Classic Shell is no longer actively developed

    After 8 years I have decided to stop developing Classic Shell. The source code for the latest version is released on SourceForge. More details here.


    IVO is not maintaining it anymore but it still can be downloaded from here and it works great. It can be found here:

    Classic Shell download | SourceForge.net
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  3.    07 Feb 2018 #23

    Lol, one of these days I’m going to clean house, one directory at a time.
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       08 Feb 2018 #24

    Edwin said: View Post
    I never search, I know where all my stuff is.
    It's a friggin mess, but I know where it is!!!
    That's not helpful at all, lol.

    I know where my stuff is too, but scrolling through the start menu, clicking again to open a folder and then clicking again to open an application is not fast enough and makes the OS feel clunky and slow compared to W7 and previous where you can just type an application name in the search box and 3 letters later its already open
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  5.    08 Feb 2018 #25

    The toolbar search field is supposed to help there. Unfortunately it's (IMHO) a confused mess and not configurable, combining start menu, file and internet search.

    That said, if I type, e.g. Paint I see (I'm actually using Windows key + S to start the search)
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    If I type Aimersoft (I have several programs installed by them) I see
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    If I refine that by clicking on Apps to focus the results I see
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    However, If I use Classic Shell, the results are- well- better.
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       08 Feb 2018 #26

    Culbrelai said: View Post
    So now its at 420,000 items indexed and still does not find applications in the start menu.....
    I have this Privacy setting turned on...

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    ...things I use often now appear as the top search result after typing one or two letters. A single 'S' get's me the Snipping Tool immediately, for example.
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  7.    08 Feb 2018 #27

    Culbrelai said: View Post
    So now its at 420,000 items indexed and still does not find applications in the start menu. The filter setting is set to "all" btw.

    Handily finds any music, searches includes metadata identifiers as well. Humm... Result is the same wether or not "My Device History" is switched on or off.
    Does Indexing Options include the Start Menu?
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