Windows 10: Windows Search Best Match Erratic Behaviour

Discus and support Windows Search Best Match Erratic Behaviour in Cortana to solve the problem; Windows Search behaves differently every time I use it and it drives me insane. I open my applications via Windows Search, and sometimes it gets the... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by BryanKim1, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. BryanKim1 Win User

    Windows Search Best Match Erratic Behaviour


    Windows Search behaves differently every time I use it and it drives me insane.


    I open my applications via Windows Search, and sometimes it gets the job done and sometimes it does not.


    One example of problem: https://streamable.com/c5tlkq


    I turn on my laptop, press Win, and type in "edge".


    Sometimes, the application "Microsoft Edge" properly shows as Best Match.

    Sometimes, the setting "Smooth the edges of images and text" is the Best Match.

    Sometimes, a Web Search for "edge" is the Best Match.

    Sometimes, "edg" produces Microsoft Edge as Best Match and adding the "e" at the end resorts to a Web Search shown in video.


    What is causing this and how can I fix this? I just want to open Microsoft Edge every time I enter "edge" into the search bar.

    :)
     
    BryanKim1, Nov 4, 2020
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    Joe McDonnell (joe), Nov 4, 2020
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  3. sad-icus Win User
    Win 10 Pro erratic strange behaviour

    Win 10 Pro v1703 OSB 15063.296 all app and software drivers are current.

    Tablet mode is disabled = "always ask before switching"

    Only a complete restart helps, and sometimes win 10 works as expected for a few hours, then the erratic behaviour comes back.

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    sad-icus, Nov 4, 2020
    #3
  4. Windows Search Best Match Erratic Behaviour

    Erratic behaviour of smart quotes in Windows 10

    Hi Jeff,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Let me help you.

    • What is the make and model of your computer?
    This issue might appear due to the incompatible drivers in your system. I suggest you to perform the following troubleshooting steps and check if it resolves the issue.

    Method: 1

    I would suggest you to run a hardware & devices troubleshooter.


    • Press “Windows key + X” and type “troubleshooting”.

    • Select “Troubleshooting”.

    • Select “View all” on the top left corner.

    • Click “Hardware & Sound”.

    • Click “Hardware & devices”.

    • Follow the on-screen instruction to run the troubleshooter
    Method: 2

    Visit manufacturer's website and install updates for drivers.

    Let’s try updating the driver for the mouse and keyboard and verify the results. Follow the steps:


    • Press Windows and X key together and select
      Device Manager.

    • Locate the Key board device icon. Right click on the driver icon.

    • Select Update driver software.

    • Select "browse my computer for a driver software".

    • Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.

    • Select the driver option according your device model and installed.

    • If this does not work, follow the steps from ‘a’ to ‘c’ and select “Search automatically for the updated driver”.

    • Choose the same steps to update the driver for keyboard as well.


    Check if it resolves the issue. If not, I would suggest you to download and install the latest available drivers for the keyboard from manufacturer website of the laptop. If the issue still persists, install the driver in Windows Compatibility mode
    and check if that helps.

    Check if it helps.



    I hope the information helps. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us again. We will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Nov 4, 2020
    #4
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