How to Search with a Screenshot in Windows 10
Windows 10 includes a cool feature that allows you to search with a desktop screenshot taken with a Snip and Sketch built-in app. The process is very convenient as it starts with a single click. For a captured screenshot, Windows 10 will use Bing to find similar images and and display the results in Microsoft Edge.
It looks that Microsoft is testing more tight Bing integration with Windows Search. For some of the Insiders, the Search flyout in Windows 10 now shows Bing's Image of the day. Continue reading
How to Enable or Disable Recent Items in Search in Windows 10
Along with the release of Windows 10 Build 20236 to Insiders, Microsoft rolled out a new Windows Search experience to everyone. It is a server-side change that has become available to Windows 10 version 1809 and above. It has a number of improvements, and also displays your recent searches right in the search pane once you open it. Continue reading
Microsoft is updating the server side of the Windows Search, so a new weather tile appears for some users. It is displayed right in the search dashboard, borrowing the idea from Cortana. Continue reading
Restore Classic Search Box Behavior for File Explorer in Windows 10 version 1909 with Syntax Highlight, Deleting Items
With a recently released update KB4532695, Microsoft tried to resolve several issues that made their first appearance with the public release of Windows 10 version 1909 'November 2019 Update'. After installing the patch the search is finally usable, but its behavior is ridiculously different from the classic Search box of File Explorer in OS versions prior to 1909. Continue reading
Microsoft is releasing a new app that is intended to help users with diagnosing and resolving Windows Search issues. The app is able to inspect the search index database, its usage statistics, and other details. Continue reading
Along with the Fast Ring build 19018, Microsoft is rolling out new search options to Windows 10 users. Here's what has changed.
How to Fix Search High CPU Usage in Windows 10 version 1903
As you may remember, an optional cumulative update to users of Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update', KB4512941/18362.329 has a couple of bugs that affect many users. One of them makes the search/Cortana feature broken and causes high CPU usage, the other bug is a broken screenshot feature. Continue reading
How to Turn On or Off Respect Device Power Mode Settings for Search Indexer in Windows 10
Windows 10 build 18965 introduces a new option for the search indexer that allows it to respect device power mode settings. This new settings changes the indexer performance. Continue reading
How to enable Floating Search with Rounded Corners in Windows 10
Microsoft is working on a new floating search pane that comes with rounded corners and appears in the center of the screen. With a simple Registry tweak, this new feature can be enabled in stable versions of the OS. Let's see how it can be done. Continue reading