I recently updated my laptop to the latest version of windows 10 and a feature that I loved on the previous version seemed to be removed. I found out the feature was just disabled.
There is a search feature in windows explorer that lets you quickly filter files that start with a certain letter when you press that particular letter on the keyboard. It lets you select the typed item in the view instead of automatically typing into the search bar in windows explorer.
It helps whenever looking at cluttered folders (Program files) to press the key of the first letter of the file I want (say Mozilla Firefox, I press letter M) to quickly go through all the files or folders starting with “M”.
This works fine in XP, Ubuntu, pretty much everything. But sometimes it could come disabled which will make windows explorer rather “searches” for things with the letter M, which has a several second delay on my PC which you may not like and/or need.
Follow the instructions below to disable auto-search on windows explorer
- Open any folder on windows explorer
- Click on the View tab on windows explorer
- Click on the “options” button at the top right corner of the window
- From the Folder Options Menu
- Click the “View” tab
- Scroll down to the “When typing into list view” section
- Select the “Select the typed item in the view” option instead of “Automatically type into the Search Box”
Now you can do a filter search instead of auto searching which takes more time and brings up irrelevant results.
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