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Windows 7: Start Menu search only shows items when entire words are typed

20 Jan 2011   #1
Frankino

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Start Menu search only shows items when entire words are typed

Hello everyone, first post ever :)
I've got a strange problem, I tried to search a lot for information but nothing came up.
When I use the start menu search for launching application my links only shows when I type an entire word into the search menu.
EG: if I want to run Internet explorer I have to type the whole "internet" word before internet explorer link appear in the list. On the other and on another installation it pops up even typing "int". This is a bit of a problem because I often don't remember the whole name of the progam or I'm simply bored to write the whole name.. any ideas?
I'm not sure it's "indexing related", on the other installation I've got indexing disabled and I have no problems at all
thanks in advance


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20 Jan 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

I think this is an "auto-complete" problem. Try this:

Open Windows Explorer + go to Tools, Folder Options, View
In the Advanced settings drop-down menu, go to: When typing into list view, and select: "Automatically type into the Search Box"
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20 Jan 2011   #3
Frankino

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

well, it did help in some way, now the results pop up while I'm writing, but only the ones coming from "control panel", not from the start menu. If I type "int" I only get "internet options" (and a lot of other stuff) but I have to type "internet" to see Internet Explorer appear.. any ideas?
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20 Jan 2011   #4
Karma

Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I got the answer for you.


open a folder > Tools > Folder Options > Search > Find partial matches
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21 Jan 2011   #5
Frankino

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

yea :) thank you! it works :) by the way I'm italian too thank you again!!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karma View Post
I got the answer for you.


open a folder > Tools > Folder Options > Search > Find partial matches
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