Search History Help

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void
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Search History Help

Postby void » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 pm

How do I enable search history?
Search history is disabled by default, to enable search history:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the History tab.
  • Check Enable search history.
  • Click OK.

How do I show a list of search suggestions?
Press Ctrl+Space to display the list of search suggestions.

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Disable search as you type to always show suggestions:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Search tab.
  • Uncheck Search as you type.
  • Click OK.

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Always show search suggestions:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the History tab.
  • Check Always show search suggestions.
  • Click OK.

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Click the down arrow on the right side the search edit.

Where is the search history saved?
Search history is saved to the Search History.csv file.
See %APPDATA% to locate this file.
This file is updated when closing the Everything Search window.

How do I clear my search history?
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the History tab.
  • Click Clear Now.
  • Click OK to clear.
  • Click OK.

How do I disable search as you type and always display search suggestions?
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Search tab.
  • Uncheck Search as you type.
  • Click OK.

mike21
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Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:46 am

Re: Search History Help

Postby mike21 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:15 am

Hello, I have one question regarding history:

- my search term is just "software" and I want to open a folder "D:\My Docs\Software". As search results are sorted by filename, there are many other folders that contain my search term and the folder I want to open is 20th on the result list. Now I hit tab and then the down arrow to reach the folder I want to open. The next time that I search for "software" (exactly the same search term) I press enter or tab and again the 1st search result is selected. Is it possible that if the search term is exactly the same with a previous search, then when I hit tab or enter, then the file that I opened in the previous search is selected?

void
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Re: Search History Help

Postby void » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:31 am

Is it possible that if the search term is exactly the same with a previous search, then when I hit tab or enter, then the file that I opened in the previous search is selected?


This will be possible with the next release of Everything with run history support.

mike21
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:46 am

Re: Search History Help

Postby mike21 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:52 pm

Thanks, looking forward to use it as "the perfect launcher."


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