Search pre­view pane

Windows Help & Advice - - WINDOWS 10 OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE REVEALED -

If you search us­ing Cor­tana (or the Taskbar’s search bar), you’ll no­tice the search win­dow is now a lot wider when opened. That’s be­cause it now in­cludes a pre­view win­dow. Start typ­ing your search terms and it’ll dis­play one of two things de­pend­ing on which item is se­lected as the best match.

If it’s a pro­gram, file or sys­tem set­ting, you’ll see a se­ries of op­tions, from click­ing Open and ac­cess­ing a list of re­cently opened files for pro­grams to open­ing a file’s par­ent folder.

If the best match is a web search, you’ll see a list of Bing search re­sults. These are taken from the first page of the Bing search en­gine, so may in­clude an ex­tended pre­view of the first re­sult, re­lated in­for­ma­tion, and op­tions to search by im­age or video in­stead. Click a link to open the re­sult in Mi­crosoft Edge or click ‘See all web re­sults’ to open the search page in Edge in­stead.

One fi­nal tip: you can switch the pre­view to an­other item in the list by click­ing > next to the item.

Cor­tana now of­fers a pre­view for each search re­sult, to help you quickly find what you’re look­ing for.

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