Windows 10: Search applications when pressing Windows key?

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  1. Slartybart's Avatar
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       21 Jul 2015 #21

    ok thanks - both SFC and dism came back clean - that's a good thang

    Keep posting updates - maybe one of these suggestions will help ... or someone will come along and say "Great feedback, here's the solution or a workaround"
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  2.    21 Jul 2015 #22

    I am rebuilding the index again. What is interesting is that the 'We're getting search ready...' never seems to go away.
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  3.    21 Jul 2015 #23

    Wow....though no small miracle it seems to be working. I guess the 5th rebuild is a charm. Now I can actually use this!!!

    Seriously, this would have irked me to no end. I never take my hands off the keyboard if I can help it.

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  4. Slartybart's Avatar
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       22 Jul 2015 #24

    Good news Mark ... it still says We're getting search ready ... but at least it is functioning as it should.

    Interesting that your results show Word first and mine show WordPad first - oh well, not going to worry about that.

    When you get the chance, please mark this thread Solved - thanks

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    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Jul 2015 #25

    I'm having search totally empty. Nothing happens (search window opens, but nothing more) when I press Windows-key and write something. It used to work perfectly OK, then yesterday I noticed that it didn't find any apps anymore. Now it can't find nothing.

    I have rebuilt index three times today. It can find text from my documents from Explorer, but nothing from search in task bar.

    I live in Finland and Cortana is not available here and also online search tells it's not supported here.

    I have build 10240 and all patches installed. I have rebooted after latest patch and keep my Computer swithed off all night, so two boots today already.

    This is very annoying because I have started for instance Excel for years By pressing Windows key and typing "exc" and enter. That's gone now.
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Jul 2015 #26

    Miracles happen! All my troubles (with this one) are gone. Suddenly apps are found again. So, all good for now.

    Thank you
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