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Windows 7: Search starts "instantly" -> CPU load :&

30 Aug 2010   #1

W7 Pro x86
Search starts "instantly" -> CPU load :&

Problem: When I type something into my searchbox [in any open explorer window], the searching process starts "instantly", i.e. right after the first character is typed.

What no doubt is meant to be convenient, ends up hampering my workflow quite a bit, because when working with large numbers of files and wildcards (eg searching for *something*) will usually produce a temporarily locked explorer window, as Windows immediately assumes I want to search for "*", rather than letting me finish my search term(s).
A workaround I found was to type the less frequent/non-wildcard stuff first, and then add any needed wildcards afterwards .. but that's such a hassle,..

I would like to have the search to wait for my confirmation (ENTER) before running. Is there a way to configure that, by any chance?

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30 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64

Check if something over Microsoft website helps you. There are a couple suggestions over there.

Improve Windows searches using the index: frequently asked questions


Searching in Windows: frequently asked questions
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