Replace the built-in Windows search (question & suggestion)

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Andrew
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Replace the built-in Windows search (question & suggestion)

Post by Andrew » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:20 pm

Does anyone know of a way to redirect calls to the built-in Windows Search to Everything? What I mean is somehow causing Everything to spring into action when one clicks the "Search" button in Windows Explorer or the Start Menu.

If anyone does know how this can be done, perhaps it could be added to Everything as an option?

daspud
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Re: Replace the built-in Windows search (question & suggestion)

Post by daspud » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:16 pm

An alternative is to set up a HotKey.

I use Win-Z and start Everything at windows startup so it is instantly available.

The hotkey setting is in the Tools, Options, General Tab at the bottom. Drop down what works for you and apply. You may want to have unchecked the multiple windows and multiple instances to make things less confusing.

Have fun, Bob

Andrew
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Re: Replace the built-in Windows search (question & suggestion)

Post by Andrew » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:44 am

I already have a hotkey setup (win+s), this hack would just make me happier than I already am. :D

bamf
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Re: Replace the built-in Windows search (question & suggestion)

Post by bamf » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:58 am

yes it is possible, i made a tweak to do this exact thing. please visit my post here:

http://forum.voidtools.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=782

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