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Windows 7: Windows 7 search facility ==TOO QUICK !!!!

23 Nov 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Windows 7 search facility ==TOO QUICK !!!!

Hi all
I actually DO like the W7 search facility far better than the XP method -- but what I don't like is if I have search my computer and press say one letter S it starts searching BEFORE I have a chance to type the rest of the search or make a decent search query.

If You have a load of > 1TB drives plus a whole lot of network drives attached this can take a while to complete and return ZILLIONS of results.

It doesn't always stop by pressing the ESC key -- sometimes you have to do the ALT-CTRL-DEL trick which is a bit annoying.

Is there a way of making this search only work AFTER you've hit the enter key.


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23 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

If you keep typing, it doesn't automatically update its search?
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23 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
If you keep typing, it doesn't automatically update its search?
It does for me.
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23 Nov 2009   #4

windows7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi,first post so go easy,You could open a sticky note and type the search word you want in there then copy and paste it to the search box,abit long winded but works well.
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23 Nov 2009   #5

Win7 pro x64

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 Windows 7 search facility ==TOO QUICK !!!!

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