Windows 10 1909 Search Is Frustrating To Use  

  1. Posts : 89
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Windows 10 1909 Search Is Frustrating To Use

    Back in January I upgraded from 1809 to 1909 (I'd skipped 1903). By the end of the day I found myself reverting back to 1809. It was the only time ever I went back to a previous version of Windows after upgrading. There were certain aesthetic changes I didn't like, but the deal-breaker for me was the new search "improvements." (I'm referring to searching from a folder window.) Gone was the blue highlighting of correct syntax and the little assistive popups (like the calendar and file type index) when entering certain types of search terms. Also, there were odd little glitches like the search box freezing or being unable to alter or correct text without clearing it all and starting again. I use search quite a bit and these changes made it frustrating and unusable for me. It's like they stripped the search feature down to its bare bones.

    I know there has been many others complaining about these things too, so the purpose of this post isn't to add to those complaints, but to find out if anyone can tell me if these things I mentioned have been fixed or re-implemented yet. If so, I'll be happy to upgrade again. If not, how long can I hang on to 1809 before an upgrade is forced on me?
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  2. Posts : 207
    Windows 10

    Using windows 1909 I haven't and any problems using the search bar
    I use the windows rewards and finds the link/site I searched for and searching for documents had no issues
    Only time I had a problem was when the Bing server was down

    Regarding 1809 see this link
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  3. Posts : 89
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    I tried it on a friend's machine who has v1909 and everything seemed to be working normally: the blue syntax, the popup calendar, etc. So I guess it could be something on my machine interfering (although many others seem to be experiencing the same things I mentioned). Could it have anything to do with skipping v1903 and going right to v1909 from v1809—?

    Still, I think I'll defer the update until they force it on me in May.
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  4. Posts : 40,547
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    v1909 and everything seemed to be working normally: the blue syntax,
    That's very interesting- first I've heard of that- are you sure it was 1909- can you get the exact build number - e.g. winver?

    There are already several threads on the topic of search in 1909. Feel free to find and read them.

    If not, how long can I hang on to 1809 before an upgrade is forced on me?
    As long as you want if you use one of the 3rd party tools often mentioned here to disable WU and support manual updates.
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Option 7
    Windows Update Minitool

    Build 1903 is fine.

    Naturally you can use the oft-mentioned fast search indexing tools (not content) such as
    Locate32, Everything- voidtools, Ultrasearch..

    then there's Docufetch (free) - includes content indexing.
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