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  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 search not finding Control Panel items


    Windows 10 is not finding any Control Panel items when I search for them in the taskbar search.

    On Windows 7 I could type in "Printers" and it would find the "Add / Remove Printer" option. Or I could type "Programs" and it would find the "Programs and Features" Control Panel item. But not in Windows 10, as seen below.

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    How can I get this feature back? If this is not a bug then Microsoft have seriously downgraded the search bar, which was very useful in Windows 7.
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  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2
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    Right-click the Start button and you will find some of the Control Panel items and Control Panel itself, click on one.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3
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    It's a bug, I posted a week ago with the same problem and still haven't found a solution, if you look at my post i have screenshots of it working on a friend's PC but not mine:

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...earch-bar.html

    there something seriously wrong with the windows 10 search, hopefully it'll get fixed to be more consistent
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by puppydays View Post
    It's a bug, I posted a week ago with the same problem and still haven't found a solution, if you look at my post i have screenshots of it working on a friend's PC but not mine:

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...earch-bar.html

    there something seriously wrong with the windows 10 search, hopefully it'll get fixed to be more consistent
    Thanks for letting me know. This issue has been persistent for me, but the search feature in Windows 10 seems to be very inconsistent and poor when compared to Windows 7.

    Have you - or anyone else - reported this bug to Microsoft? I am going to use their Feedback App to do so if not.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by puppydays View Post
    It's a bug, I posted a week ago with the same problem and still haven't found a solution, if you look at my post i have screenshots of it working on a friend's PC but not mine:

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...earch-bar.html

    there something seriously wrong with the windows 10 search, hopefully it'll get fixed to be more consistent
    Question for you.. are you using Cortana? Have you disabled it?

    Search seems to be very tied up with Cortana and I am wondering if I am getting this issue because I have disabled it.
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  6.    07 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by win10sceptic View Post
    Question for you.. are you using Cortana? Have you disabled it?

    Search seems to be very tied up with Cortana and I am wondering if I am getting this issue because I have disabled it.
    How did you disable it? I've not done anything with Cortana and the search works for me...

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  7.    07 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    How did you disable it? I've not done anything with Cortana and the search works for me...
    I should say that I cannot recall this working before I disabled Cortana, it was just a guess.

    I disabled Cortana and various other privacy features in Settings > Privacy:

    • Location - apps not allowed to use location
    • Speech, inking & typing - clicked "stop getting to know me"
    • Account info - turned it off
    • Messaging - apps cannot read or send messages
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  8.    07 Sep 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by win10sceptic View Post
    Windows 10 is not finding any Control Panel items when I search for them in the taskbar search.

    On Windows 7 I could type in "Printers" and it would find the "Add / Remove Printer" option. Or I could type "Programs" and it would find the "Programs and Features" Control Panel item. But not in Windows 10, as seen below.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    How can I get this feature back? If this is not a bug then Microsoft have seriously downgraded the search bar, which was very useful in Windows 7.
    I must me missing something .. your picture shows it found the desktop app default programs ,and that what mine finds when I type in programs ,,click on it and it go to the control panel , I'm still running insider preview 10532
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  9.    07 Sep 2015 #9
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    Try clicking on All Settings bottom right hand corner....type in what you want in "Find a setting" at top....easy peasy.
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  10.    07 Sep 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I must me missing something .. your picture shows it found the desktop app default programs ,and that what mine finds when I type in programs ,,click on it and it go to the control panel , I'm still running insider preview 10532
    This is the expected result:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Try clicking on All Settings bottom right hand corner....type in what you want in "Find a setting" at top....easy peasy.
    That works and gives me what I want, but in Windows 7 all these search results were available in the Start Menu search. A previous poster can get this, as demonstrated by the above image.
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