The ability to search in Windows 10 for your files or other items online has become much easier in Windows 10. It keeps getting better as Microsoft continues to roll out updates, too. Here’s a look at a couple of new and interesting tips you can use to find what you want.
Windows 10 Search Filters
First, if you’re new to Windows 10, there are a couple of ways you can kick off a search. Either click the Start button and start typing your query. Or, type what you’re looking for in the Cortana search field. If you hid the search box to save Taskbar space, click on the Cortana icon first and then start typing.
At the top of the search box, you’ll notice a menu button (ellipsis icon). Click on it to show four different options filter options to filter your results between Apps, Settings, Files, and the Web.
If you’re a keyboard Kung-Fu practitioner, you can type in what you’re filtering. Just type in what you want to find after the colon.
For example, you can type: apps: “query”, settings: “query”, docs: “query”…etc.
These tips tie into the article we wrote: Windows 10 My Stuff Search Feature Finds Items in OneDrive and Connected Drives.
So, hopefully combining both these tips will help when you’re Windows 10 search to find specific items.
As Windows 10 continues to get Cumulative Updates, new features, and improvements to search, we’ll be sure to cover them as they develop.
Also, Windows 10 search can be customized in other ways. For more, check out some of our other articles on the subject listed below.