Windows 10: Two search options?

  1.    04 Oct 2014 #1

    Two search options?


    Why does Windows 10 TP has two separate and similar search functions, one on the Start Menu, and the another on the Taskbar?
    The only difference is the latter one having web suggestions, which could be added to the Start Menu search!

    Thank you
    Last edited by derek10; 04 Oct 2014 at 12:22.
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       04 Oct 2014 #2

    derek10 said: View Post
    Why does Windows 10 TP has two separate and similar search functions, one on the Start Menu, and the another on the Taskbar?
    The only difference is the latter one having web suggestions, which could be added to the Start Menu search!

    Thank you
    The new one on the taskbar is somehow going to be tied to the 'Cortana' thing when it gets up and running.
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  3.    04 Oct 2014 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    The new one on the taskbar is somehow going to be tied to the 'Cortana' thing when it gets up and running.
    Many thanks, I was sure I was missing something!
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       04 Oct 2014 #4

    didn't even notice the search on the taskbar.

    edit ,iam missing the charms bar already
    Last edited by caperjack; 05 Oct 2014 at 05:58.
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  5.    05 Oct 2014 #5

    derek10 said: View Post
    Many thanks, I was sure I was missing something!
    Hi there

    Me too -- seemed a bit strange having what looked like identical search functions.

    Maybe I'm being old fashioned here - but if I'm looking for something on my PC I'd like to be able to restrict the search to say Local PC or LAN - especially if I have a shedload of HDD's or storage spaces connected. I know I can use File explorer / Windows explorer but it would be good to do it from the start menu since that comes up on the desktop already.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       05 Oct 2014 #6

    when you right click on the start button you also get a search option and this one takes you to what to me looks like the one to use ,looks like the old win8.1 charms bar search
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  7.    05 Oct 2014 #7

    Edwin said: View Post
    The new one on the taskbar is somehow going to be tied to the 'Cortana' thing when it gets up and running.
    This.

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