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Windows 7: Windows 7 Search Feature Suggestion

18 Jul 2010   #1

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Windows 7 Search Feature Suggestion

The Windows 7 desktop search feature is excellent! One improvement would be to provide a drop-down list of recent search entries. Sometimes I need to re-enter the same search criteria several times, making minor modifications each time. Having a pull-down list of searches performed during the current session would make that a lot easier!

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18 Jul 2010   #2

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Hello Jim, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Click search field to show previous searches:

Name:  Search_1.png
Views: 114
Size:  24.0 KB

Kari


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19 Jul 2010   #3

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Hi, Kari.

Left clicks produce nothing. Right click produces drop-down with commands (cut, paste, etc.), all of which are grayed out. What am I doing wrong?
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19 Jul 2010   #4

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To start, the recent search list only shows 3 last search terms. It is shown when you left click an empty search field.
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19 Jul 2010   #5

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Kari, left clicks still produce nothing. We are talking about the desktop search that appears when you click on the big button on the left bottom that used to be "Start"--right?
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19 Jul 2010   #6

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

No the search box to the top right of Windows Explorer window. Right or left click that and see the last three searches.
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19 Jul 2010   #7

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Sorry, my bad. I thought the clip in my earlier post showed clearly enough what I was talking about. As Mitchell mentioned, this works on search box in folder and library windows only.
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19 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again, Kari. Sorry I missed the clip in your post. This is my first post. Guess I'm left with my original sugggestion for Microsoft.
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19 Jul 2010   #9

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

Hi Kari
This is strange, when I first read this thread I didn't see your snippet either, I'm sure it wasn't showing otherwise I would have referred the OP to it. Can't be me surely cos I don't drink beer!
Jim
I have got used to using the search box in Explorer, I find it much quicker as it is so easy to restrict your search to a specific drive or folder. Ten you have the three previous search details.
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19 Jul 2010   #10

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Strange, indeed, but the image was there to begin.

Anyway, I'm more comfortable with Explorer search. I have been trying to find how to get more than three previous searches to show up, but Google and extensive registry searches have found nothing. Working on it still, though.
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