Windows 10: Windows 10 1909 Search Is Frustrating To Use

Discus and support Windows 10 1909 Search Is Frustrating To Use in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Back in January I upgraded from 1809 to 1909 (I'd skipped 1903). By the end of the day I found myself reverting back to 1809. It was the only time ever... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pjfarr, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. pjfarr Win User

    Windows 10 1909 Search Is Frustrating To Use


    Back in January I upgraded from 1809 to 1909 (I'd skipped 1903). By the end of the day I found myself reverting back to 1809. It was the only time ever I went back to a previous version of Windows after upgrading. There were certain aesthetic changes I didn't like, but the deal-breaker for me was the new search "improvements." (I'm referring to searching from a folder window.) Gone was the blue highlighting of correct syntax and the little assistive popups (like the calendar and file type index) when entering certain types of search terms. Also, there were odd little glitches like the search box freezing or being unable to alter or correct text without clearing it all and starting again. I use search quite a bit and these changes made it frustrating and unusable for me. It's like they stripped the search feature down to its bare bones.

    I know there has been many others complaining about these things too, so the purpose of this post isn't to add to those complaints, but to find out if anyone can tell me if these things I mentioned have been fixed or re-implemented yet. If so, I'll be happy to upgrade again. If not, how long can I hang on to 1809 before an upgrade is forced on me?

    :)
     
    pjfarr, Feb 13, 2020
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  2. KoenDeco Win User

    Problems with search in Windows 1909

    Hi,

    I have problems with advanced search in Windows 1909

    • In the formula I type, I don’t get blue text indicating that the formula is correct.
    • When I need dates in the formula, I don’t get a calendar to help me compose the formula.
    • When I use for instance the keyword “kind” I don’t get help to choose between the different kinds that are available.
    • ...
    This is a huge step backwards for me. Is there a way to fix it?

    Sincerely,

    Koen
     
    KoenDeco, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 1909 Causes Secondary Hard Drive to not be Recognized

    Installing the Windows 10 1909 Update causes my secondary hard drive to not be recognized.

    Steps to confirm issue:

    • Secondary drive not visible in Windows Explorer
    • Secondary drive not visible in device manager
    • Secondary drive not visible in disk manager

    Steps to replicate issue:

    • Installing 1909 update

    Steps to resolve issue:

    • Uninstall 1909 update

    Since updates can only be delayed for so long, an actual fix would be appreciated.
     
    Teknophile, Feb 13, 2020
    #3
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 1909 Search Is Frustrating To Use

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 13, 2020
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