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Windows 7: A Windows 7 search alternative ?

21 Oct 2012   #91

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Its just F3, no other key. Windows + F also brings up search. Now unless you removed Windows Search from Windows Features...Be aware F3 is the universal key for search, a lot of applications use it. You have to be at the desktop to use it. Other wise it just selects the search box in Explorer or various other applications.

Windows + F does not have the above limitations.
Ahh. Thanks. Pity. With XP's dawg, you put the dog on top of other pages enabling one to copy / decide what parameters to search with. This is a backward step.

Thanks for the clue. - 'desktop'.

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20 Nov 2012   #92

Win7 Pro 32 bit
Win 7 Search

Windows 7 is great - love the stability and all - but I hate windows search. It is very limiting. XP search was way better. But worse of all is that it fails. I often have to search through hundreds of SQL Server files looking for different column names and table names and often, many times, the search returns no results when i KNOW there are results. I have to then manually go through and find the files from my knowledge. VERY BAD. We are talking text files - nothing complicated here.
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20 Nov 2012   #93
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Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I use the built in Explorer search most of the time. At times I need to use Search Everything.
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25 Nov 2012   #94

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

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19 Dec 2013   #95

Win7 x64 & XP

I came across this thread after doing a search (one that actually works, unlike this joke they came up with in W7).
I read through a number of posts and I had to laugh that there are guys here that think there is nothing wrong with this abortion of a search setup. If that was the case, why has there been 34,000 'views' of this thread??

A. For the mostly part it doesn't work,
B. It's confusing the way it's setup,
C. There was almost nothing wrong with the existing search.

All you have to do is a on-line search for a substitute for Win7 search and see how many others feel the same way.

I can't think of one thing better with W7. Every feature they changed is a disaster. None of those were broke, why waste time changing something that wasn't?

But, what should of been, still isn't fixed for a decade.
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