How can I get rid of search suggestions?  


  1. Posts : 35
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       #1

    How can I get rid of search suggestions?


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    How can I disable the "search suggestions" section of the seach menu and have it default to the "top apps" again?

    Forgot what did this, cant find anything for it in settings or GPE. Turning off "Show suggestions on timeline" didn't work.

    Also, if someone know how to get rid of that "search indexing turned off" popup at the bottom?

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  2. Posts : 42,458
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       #2

    Also, if someone know how to get rid of that "search indexing turned off" popup at the bottom?
    - and have you intentionally disabled Windows search indexing, which imposes no noticeable overhead in normal use?

    - or is there a problem on your system related to Windows search?
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  3. Posts : 35
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       #3

    dalchina said:
    - and have you intentionally disabled Windows search indexing, which imposes no noticeable overhead in normal use?

    - or is there a problem on your system related to Windows search?
    I have intentionally disabled Windows search indexing, which I'm aware imposes no noticeable overhead in normal use. Just because it doesn't for you, doesn't mean it doesn't for other people. Some people are stuck with running older hardware.

    And I also checked the "don't use index when searching" in explorer settings aswell, but it still shows that popup when I open search.
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  4. Posts : 42,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    And thank you for your reply.



    Ok, that explains the message.

    If you don't want search indexing, but you don't want the message, then I suggest:

    - enable search indexing, but then in Indexing options deselect everything so nothing is indexed.

    You may find search in Settings is slower as well.
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  5. Posts : 35
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    dalchina said:
    If you don't want search indexing, but you don't want the message, then I suggest:

    - enable search indexing, but then in Indexing options deselect everything so nothing is indexed.
    My purpose for disabling indexing it to not have the Windows Search service running. Enabling indexing will cause that service to run regardless if anything is actually indexed, so that's not really what I'm looking for. I try to keep my running services and processes at a minimum. I have no issue sacrificing some functionality to do so, especially when I don't use that functionality. Same reason I have Cortana completely disabled.
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  6. Posts : 42,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    If there's no indexing to do, the service won't do anything.

    No one has truly shown significant performance benefit by disabling services. Paul Black did an extensive study.
    Perhaps relevant on a system with very restricted RAM, but that's pushing it these days.
    Disabling indexing does reduce performance - searches take longer.

    Feel free to search for a suitable hack. Your PC, your choice. Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 35
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       #7

    dalchina said:
    No one has truly shown significant performance benefit by disabling services. Paul Black did an extensive study.
    Perhaps relevant on a system with very restricted RAM, but that's pushing it these days.
    Disabling indexing does reduce performance - searches take longer.
    Even if it doesn't actually give me any noticible performance gain, some users like to disable things even just because it makes them feel better. And if there's no harm in it for my use case, I don't see why you're so adamant to get me to keep it on. Thanks anyway ig.
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  8. Posts : 42,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    Not adamant, merely suggesting a way to achieve what you want- no message. Plus no indexing.

    Do you see the difference? I have made a practical suggestion to achieve most of what you want.

    I don't know of any other way to dismiss that message. Do you now understand?
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  10. Posts : 42,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    You are of course free to experiment with hacks.

    e.g.
    Enable Windows search => no warning message

    plus

    Rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
    so it never runs.

    I've no idea if that will work and cannot recommend it. But if it did, it would do what you want.

    Until at least the next major upgrade.
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