Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 18267 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build of Windows 10 19H1 brings a number of new features, coupled with a bunch of fixes. Windows 10 19H1 is set to launch sometime in the first half of 2019, so we are still very much in the first stages of development.
The latest build of Windows 10 brings a revamped search feature for Windows. Microsoft is introducing a new feature for search in Windows 10 that will allow you to search all of your folders and files from Windows Search. The new mode is called “Enhanced Search” and you can choose to exclude certain folders from showing up in search results if you want to.
Keep in mind that once you enable the feature, Windows will have to manually index your entire file directory, so that could take a bit of time. You can, of course, switch to the classic Search feature that will only search your documents, pictures, videos, and desktop folders. I am quite interested to see if Microsoft will ever make the Enhanced mode the default in Windows going forward.
Along with the updated Windows Search, the new build also introduced some minor input-related improvements in Windows. You can checkout the full changelog here.
<p>Wasn't searching the entire filesystem the default back in the day?</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#356236">In reply to Silversee:</a></em></blockquote><p>Still millions of PCs out there without batteries or laptops that are connected to AC 90% of the time. There's certainly more significant power consumers. </p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#356321">In reply to Winner:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>if you search for "Microsoft project" it search for "Microsoft project" but it doesn't exist, makes totally sense… if you install a new app caled "bbb" from a company called "aaa", but on your pc Is installed only like "bbb", what do you expect to see if you search for "aaa bbb" ? windows doesn't know anything about aaa</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#356344">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>because probably there is no sign of "Microsoft project" in the system during the installation, only about "project"… are you 100% sure of what are you saying and the search is broken?</p><p><br></p><p>let's try again, if you have a friend called John Smith, but you save in your db only John, what do you expect to find when you search for John Smith?</p><p><br></p><p>p.s.</p><p>comments notifications on this website are still broken for me</p>
<p>SCNR</p><p><sarcasm></p><p>Did they also provide you with a schedule for the trip of Mr. Windows to Europe ? Since HE will do that manually, I guess HE will have to be visiting me – or Do I have to give them remote access to my devices ?</p><p></sarcasm></p>