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Simple Search

Simple Search

If you’ve been following along all week, you know that we have already talked about making your computer “eye friendly” and we’ve discussed how to eliminate some of your mouse usage. We’ve done all of this to help you in seeing your computer screen better in case you have any eye troubles and we’ve gotten rid of the mouse for certain procedures, so your hand is less likely to ache.

Well, today I have one more simplifying tip for you and it deals with the Search feature in Windows XP. If you use the Search function that is under the Start menu quite often, you’ll definitely want to check this article out. By the end of it, you’ll be simply searching!

So, have you ever noticed that the Search default menu in Windows XP really is not all that simple? I sure have! To even use it, we have to choose our options, which are in very small font and cannot be enlarged, before the searching even begins. Am I right?!

How would you like it if we could change it to be much easier and even use the basic search with no mouse? (Basic search means that you just type in what you are searching for in either folders or in your My Documents folder and then you press Enter to search. The basic search doesn’t determine the modified date, file size or any other advanced options). Well, I thought you might be interested, so let’s get going!

Changing the Search Menu to the Simple View

Quick Loading of the Simple View of the Search Menu

1. To search files in all folders:

2. To search files in My Documents:

And there you go. Another simple way to make your computing life much easier! Have fun using your “new” Windows XP!

~ Sujanti Djuanda