Windows Search Tips and Tricks

Mar 21, 2016 | Tech Tips | 0 comments

Windows Search Tips and Tricks

One of the most under used features is the Windows Searching feature. So many of us don’t even realize it’s there, which is surprising since it’s been there since Windows Vista. This great unknown tool really makes it easy to find files in your system.

The search feature in Windows is super fast and powerful. Not only will it search for names of documents and items you have in your computer, but it can also search for text inside of your documents.

It doesn’t stop there.

You can use the search to find programs in your computer. Instead of going to all programs and looking for it, just search for it. You can also search for your calculator, just type in calculator and voila it appears!

Is there a setting you want to find and change in your computer but don’t know where to find it? The search can help with that as well. For example, many people don’t know where to find the setting to change your desktop background. Use the search and type “background” or “change background”, and chances are high you’ll find what you are looking for. If you don’t, try other words that might fit the bill.

If you are in Windows 8 and you get the full screen start menu, you’ll notice there is no search box. The feature still works! Just start typing and it will pop into a search box.

We use this feature all day and find it one of the most useful features of Windows. Happy Searching!

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