Keeping Search Pane Open


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OREALLY

Whenever I search for a file from the start menu search it will open up the
folder and location etc. But if I want to continue searching for other
locations of a particular file I have to re-open the search and start over
again! Is there a way to keep that search pane open?

Thanks,

Oreally
 
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Gordon

Whenever I search for a file from the start menu search it will open up
the folder and location etc. But if I want to continue searching for
other locations of a particular file I have to re-open the search and
start over again! Is there a way to keep that search pane open?

Thanks,

Oreally
Click on the "See more results" at the bottom of the window..
 
O

OREALLY

No.......the search pane closes after you open a folder with a file you are
looking for. It should stay open with that same search...don't you think?
You might not have found the exact file you were looking for! So youi have
to start over...kind of inconvenient!



"Gordon" wrote in message
Whenever I search for a file from the start menu search it will open up
the folder and location etc. But if I want to continue searching for
other locations of a particular file I have to re-open the search and
start over again! Is there a way to keep that search pane open?

Thanks,

Oreally
Click on the "See more results" at the bottom of the window..
 
G

Gordon

No.......the search pane closes after you open a folder with a file you
are looking for.
Not if you click on the "Show more results" it doesn't....
 
O

OREALLY

Really?...You have to re-click start menu an re-enter your
search.......unless you are just talking about the search in Windows
Explorer...which is much more limited!

"Gordon" wrote in message
No.......the search pane closes after you open a folder with a file you
are looking for.
Not if you click on the "Show more results" it doesn't....
 
G

Gordon

Really?...You have to re-click start menu an re-enter your
search.......unless you are just talking about the search in Windows
Explorer...which is much more limited!
So what search are YOU talking about then?
 
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OREALLY

Start / Search Programs and Files (bottom of Start Menu)

"Gordon" wrote in message
Really?...You have to re-click start menu an re-enter your
search.......unless you are just talking about the search in Windows
Explorer...which is much more limited!
So what search are YOU talking about then?
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

OREALLY said:
Whenever I search for a file from the start menu search it will open
up the folder and location etc. But if I want to continue searching
for other locations of a particular file I have to re-open the search
and start over again! Is there a way to keep that search pane open?
I try to avoid third party apps when something is available in Windows,
but some included items just don't cut it. Two things I always add when I
install Windows are a text editor and a search program. My search
program of choice is Agent Ransack, which does what you ask and much,
much more.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=agentransack&page=home
 
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Paul

Dave said:
I try to avoid third party apps when something is available in Windows,
but some included items just don't cut it. Two things I always add when I
install Windows are a text editor and a search program. My search
program of choice is Agent Ransack, which does what you ask and much,
much more.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=agentransack&page=home
I think the OP wants to keep the Start menu open, so more than
one "search for programs" can be achieved. Start isn't pinned, so
tends to disappear after one task is done.

But if Start menu were to be pinned, it would sit in front of other items,
so that would tend to obscure things behind it. I expect that's why they want
it to disappear after one program is launched.

That is different, than the "explorer search for files" kind of search,
for which there are a few solutions (Agent Ransack being one of them).

There are also programs, which mess about with the Start menu, things
like a Classic Menu, but I doubt a Classic Menu would be a complete
win for this job.

Paul
 
O

OREALLY

Thanks....But as is too often the case, the programmers obviously don't USE
the program! If they did, they would see the advantage of things like
keeping the search pane open for subsequent searches of the same file in
different folders. The XP search function did that. Apparently, back then,
programmers actually USED the programs they were programming. I guess that's
asking too much in this economy!

Oreally

"Paul" wrote in message
I try to avoid third party apps when something is available in Windows,
but some included items just don't cut it. Two things I always add when I
install Windows are a text editor and a search program. My search
program of choice is Agent Ransack, which does what you ask and much,
much more.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=agentransack&page=home
I think the OP wants to keep the Start menu open, so more than
one "search for programs" can be achieved. Start isn't pinned, so
tends to disappear after one task is done.

But if Start menu were to be pinned, it would sit in front of other items,
so that would tend to obscure things behind it. I expect that's why they
want
it to disappear after one program is launched.

That is different, than the "explorer search for files" kind of search,
for which there are a few solutions (Agent Ransack being one of them).

There are also programs, which mess about with the Start menu, things
like a Classic Menu, but I doubt a Classic Menu would be a complete
win for this job.

Paul
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Paul said:
I think the OP wants to keep the Start menu open, so more than
one "search for programs" can be achieved. Start isn't pinned, so
tends to disappear after one task is done.
I thought the OP wanted to do repeat searches for the same item at
different locations.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Gordon said:
So what search are YOU talking about then?
The Start Menu search, as the OP said in the OP:
Whenever I search for a file from the start menu search
And reiterated in the part of the post you quoted above:

--
Zaphod

Arthur Dent, speaking to Trillian about Zaphod:
"So, two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else he's got two of?"
 
B

Bob I

Use "Winkey+F" for the search. Then if a "folder" is to be opened,
r-click it and select "open in New window". End of problem.
 
B

Big Steel

Thanks....But as is too often the case, the programmers obviously don't
USE the program! If they did, they would see the advantage of things
like keeping the search pane open for subsequent searches of the same
file in different folders. The XP search function did that. Apparently,
back then, programmers actually USED the programs they were programming.
I guess that's asking too much in this economy!
If you just use the Window-key/F-key combination, it will open the
Advanced Search window that will not close after each search.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Really?...You have to re-click start menu an re-enter your
search.......unless you are just talking about the search in Windows
Explorer...which is much more limited!
"Gordon" wrote in message news:95cgmvFgmiU1@mid.individual.net...
Not if you click on the "Show more results" it doesn't....
OREALLY uses WLM - I hope I figured out the thread correctly :)

If I type something in the start menu's search box that overfills the
results pane, I see a line at the bottom that says "Show more results",
which...wait for it...shows more results.

If you really want to search again after clicking on something, then
select and copy your search string before you click on an item above.
Then you can just paste that into the new search box, which speeds
things up a bit.
 
O

OREALLY

good idea!

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message
Really?...You have to re-click start menu an re-enter your
search.......unless you are just talking about the search in Windows
Explorer...which is much more limited!
"Gordon" wrote in message news:95cgmvFgmiU1@mid.individual.net...
Not if you click on the "Show more results" it doesn't....
OREALLY uses WLM - I hope I figured out the thread correctly :)

If I type something in the start menu's search box that overfills the
results pane, I see a line at the bottom that says "Show more results",
which...wait for it...shows more results.

If you really want to search again after clicking on something, then
select and copy your search string before you click on an item above.
Then you can just paste that into the new search box, which speeds
things up a bit.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

good idea!
"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message news:95f5u2F1pnU1@mid.individual.net...
OREALLY uses WLM - I hope I figured out the thread correctly :)
If I type something in the start menu's search box that overfills the results
pane, I see a line at the bottom that says "Show more results", which...wait
for it...shows more results.
If you really want to search again after clicking on something, then select
and copy your search string before you click on an item above. Then you can
just paste that into the new search box, which speeds things up a bit.
Oh God! I finally found your actual reply.

Please find a usable newsreader :)
 

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