Windows 10 Tip: Easily Filter Search Results And Power Search Features

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 0

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If you have ever used the search feature in Windows 10, and there is a good chance you have, there is a new way to filter search results that should help you find what you are looking for, faster. It looks like this feature was added in a recent update and if you haven’t tried it yet, here’s how it works.

At the top of the search results box, which you can access by hitting the Windows key and typing in a query, you will see a new menu option in the top right corner. By clicking the menu, you can easily filter the results by apps, settings, files and the web.

Another option you have is when searching, if you type “apps:” with your query after the colon, it will only show apps. The same can be done with the other filter options as well.

These options should help you find the content you are looking for if the initial results that are returned did not find what you are searching for. At this time, I haven’t found a keyboard shortcut to open the search filter menu (I wasn’t able to tab to it) but if you find a quick way to open it with the keyboard, let me know.

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