Change Default Search From Apps To Settings?

Nov 17, 2012

Using the keyboard hurts my workflow, like to know if this could be done.

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Change Default Search Engine In Win 8.1?

Nov 20, 2013

Can you change the default search engine in win 8.1 from bing to google. If i search something whilst in the metro ui it uses bing. can it use google instead.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps / Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

Jan 8, 2014

Metro Apps/Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

I consider myself an advanced user, but I still overlook a lot of things and make mistakes like everyone.

Basically, Windows 8.1's Metro apps and tiles keep refreshing to default settings like it's the first time I've used them or opened them.

When I go to use Skype, it will always ask if it is allowed to use my webcam and microphone. It seems to remember the settings for a while, then forgets them.

I'm assuming this is CCleaner related, but I unchecked all of the settings that correspond to the Metro applications, and this changes nothing.

I'm unsure if I am actually deleting important information Windows needs without knowing. I usually delete logs on top of the usual things to keep my computer clean.

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Apps / Software :: Jasc Paint Shop Pro Default Settings?

Oct 17, 2013

I have Jasc Paint shop Pro installed and when I try to open a picture with it, I don't get it on the list to select from. I have it installed on Program Files (86) and I copied it to Program Files in hopes that it would show up. I'm an ace at this program so prefer to edit my pics with this program.

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How To Change Default Apps Installing Path

Feb 14, 2014

I always wanted to make a small partition for the OS and use the rest of my HDD to store my apps and files but I couldn't format my PC as I had nowhere to back-up my work projects and files I'll need. So finally, I got an external HDD yesterday so I jumped quick on my PC to back-up my files and format (Note that my DVD reader is broken so I performed a clean install from a Partition where I stored Windows 8.1).

Everything went smooth but whenever I want to install a software or something, it default path is on A: (A: is the symbol of the small partition where I installed the OS). I want to install all my apps and store everything on the C: partition (Which is the main partition that have 550GBs).

I already changed the ProgramFilesDir's on the Regedit but whenever I want to install a software it still shows up as "A:" and even after manually changing it to C: the software doesn't lunch.
I'm also having another problem, after installing Windows 8.1, when my PC boots up it asks me from where I'd like to boot (Windows 8.1 or Windows 8). I want to delete that Windows 8 thing so it automatically boots on Windows 8.1.

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Apps / Software :: How To Change Files From Opening In Default Programs

May 28, 2014

My laptop is defaulting e-mail attachments and most programs to open in windows picture viewer, and if it isn't a picture I am unable to view the file without saving it and selecting 'open with'

How I can just get it to open in the appropriate program first time?

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Apps / Software :: Change Default Program To Unknown Application?

Sep 15, 2013

I have chosen notepad as default program for .dat file, what can I do to set it to open with "unknown application" like I never open it before?

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Apps / Software :: Change Pc Settings Crashing?

Dec 28, 2013

using windows 8.1 change pc settings won't open...but store is working When I take change pc settings , it crashes back to start menu. Can't access any of the settings ! i tried SFC /SCANNOW in normal mode and safe mode but change pc setting won't opening !! i tried system restore also but there is a problem i am getting like this ..

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Apps / Software :: How To Change Default Application To Unknown Application

Mar 30, 2014

I have accidently set my .ext default program to Notepad and I want to change it back to an unknown application I have tried deleting it in regedit and it just sets it back to notepad even when I restart my computer afterwards

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8.1 - How To Default Search To Files

Nov 4, 2013

Windows 8.1 upgrade. The "universal" search sucks. Control panel -disabled BING. But when I return to the search screen, and start typing, the default remains EVERYTHING. This excludes a lot of the paths FILES looks under.

Is there any way for Win 8.1 to default your search to FILES (not Everything, which excludes a lot of your index locations)?

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Start Menu Search Display All Results By Default?

Jul 24, 2012

Is there a way to have the start menu's search results display all results by default, rather than initially only displaying applications, and then having to click through to settings and files?

I regularly change my sound card settings, and in vista and windows 7 i could just type "sound card" and hit enter. Now i have to type "sound card", press the down arrow twice, then press enter twice.

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Shortcut For Search Settings

Feb 24, 2013

The windows + W keys to search settings can that be made to a desktop shortcut?

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Win 8.1 Search Not Working For Settings

Oct 17, 2013

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 from 8.0 I noticed that I can no longer search anything under 'Settings' (Winkey + W). I am still able to search for files and the web (Bing ads and all that) however (ie. under 'Everywhere' or Files). I have already rebuilt the index and rebooted/shutdown a few times and it still does not work.

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Apps Won't Open Change Pc Settings Won't Open

Sep 7, 2014

I have upgraded my windows 8 to 8.1 and now no apps will work and the pc settings wont open also I have activated windows but still wont work

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Change Folder And Search Options

Aug 23, 2012

So, now if I want to ensure that I am looking at hidden files, or have insight into protected OS files, I can no longer open explorer, click on Organize and click on Folder and Search Options.

I've found I have to open File Explorer, click on the View tab, find the Options button dropdown, and then choose "Change Folder and Search options".

This came up because I was trying to add a new taskbar. I right clicked on taskbar, select Toolbars, and choose New Toolbar From here, I get the "old school" explorer view (from Windows 7 without the ribbon), but the option under Organize for "Change Folder and search options" is grayed out. I thought it was just a dialog box limitation of the add toolbar wizard, so i went straight into File Explorer and failed to find the option. I actually had to Google it and figure out where they now moved the option to within the ribbon.

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Audio :: Default Settings Changes When Monitor Plugged In?

Mar 30, 2014

I use my laptop and i plug it via hdmi into a monitor when I am at home, but i unplug it to take it with me to class. Whenever I plug the monitor in it defaults audio settings to the monitor and not to the laptop speakers, even though the default setting is laptop speakers. I have to change the default every time. I have Intel audio drivers installed ( It didn't do this until I installed the Intel drivers.

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Change 8.1 Search Charm To Behave Like 8.0 Version

Nov 27, 2013

I'm sure Microsoft thought they were solving problems by completely changing the search functionality in Windows 8.1. However, I can't possibly be the only person who thinks they've ruined one of the best features of Windows 8, can I?

Before the upgrade, I could start typing in the Start screen, then select where I wanted to search (for example, I could click an app in the list to search within that app, or select files or settings etc.). Furthermore, apps would make use of the search charm, instead of having a search box on-screen all the time. This all made sense - a beautifully simple way to access the function in all apps. In 8.1 there are search boxes stuck on the screen in various locations. Two examples are: Mail, with the search box at the top of the list of emails on the left side, and Wikipedia, with the search box over on the right.

This elegant search function has been overhauled for the worse, IMO. Now, to search the Wikipedia app (for e.g.), I have to first load the app, and then search with the search box, which has added a step. And the universal search now brings up an annoying separate app with all the results across several areas for me to wade through.

OK, rant over. I'm sure many people actually like the new way, and that's fine. But is there any way to restore the old way without downgrading the OS?

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Settings Default Tabs For Task Manager In Windows 8

Sep 15, 2013

This maybe fall under customization but here goes. I'd like to be able to set default tabs for when i open task manager in windows 8. when i open task manager, default is process and i'd like to change that to details. I almost don't use process and I always find myself jumping to details and services, is there anyway to do this?

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Reset Sizes Via Windows To Default Settings For All Programs

Sep 15, 2014

Some of the taskbar menus have appeared to have shrunk in size, especially on chrome. I fiddled with the sizing of my windows in the Personalization menu in Windows but this doesn't seem to have fixed it. On chrome m tabs are smaller and the text and buttons on websites and address bar are smaller as well. Skype and Word seem to be okay.

Or I could be losing my mind. Is there a way to reset all sizes via Windows to their default settings for all programs?

I did install Rainmeter last night but I don't think it has anything to do with it.

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Network / Sharing :: Win 8.1 - Restore Internet Driver To Default Settings

Apr 11, 2014

How to reset the internet driver back to it's default settings?

Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit

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Change Default Documents Location

Jan 15, 2014

Always when i install a new version of windows i change the default location of music, documents, downloads etc. Accidentally i change the documents folder to Documents without the after D: (don't know why windows let me choose this location in the first place). But I can't change the location, every time i right click on the documents folder to change the location, explorer crashes.

First I thought it wouldn't be a big problem by changing the default folder in different programs to D:Documents for example in Office. But for soms programs it's a problem, I can't change the default folder and it takes Documents which gives an error.

It's also creating random documents folders on my D partition.

How can I change the default folder for documents? I'm not talking about the library folders, but the folders underneath "This PC"

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Change Default Sleep State To S3

Mar 31, 2013

Is it possible to change the default sleep state to S3 ? So everytime i sleep command is sent to the computer, it would enter advanced S3 sleep instead of just the normal sleep state.

The reason i want to do that is because i bought a MCE remote (Rosewill RHRC-11002). It has a sleep button and i want to use it to make my HTPC enter S3 Sleep mode...

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Change From Default To Customs Setup

Dec 28, 2013

My mother got a new laptop for Christmas. When I set it up for her I went through and did the "express" set-up or whatever it is called instead of the custom set-up.

I too got a new laptop and did the set-up on mine after I did hers. I now want to go back and do the custom set-up on her computer instead of the express setup I did initially.

Btw, both machines have windows 8.

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Setup Installation :: How To Change Default Drive

May 2, 2014

I've already tried the whole regedit thing where I changed ProgramFilesDir and ProgramFilesDir from C: to E:

I've only got a 60GB SSD drive where Windows 8 is installed but I've got a 2TB HHD where I want to install all new programs.

My SSD is now full and I can't download app updates or update to 8.1 due to lack of space.

Would it be easier to move windows onto my HDD? And if so, how do I do that?

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Default To Details View For All Folders Even After Change

Jan 16, 2014

I'd prefer to have details for all folders. It looks like I found a solution for the annoying auto changing of folder types:

Code: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;This registry script has been made by Vishal Gupta -[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBags][HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBags][HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFolders][HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFoldersShell]"FolderType"="NotSpecified"

But I also want the view to stay details even if I change it in explorer's view menu to look at something. In this case currently the setting is immediately saved somewhere and next time I get that view. I want it to show details the next time I visit it...

(I have also disabled thumbs.db and desktop.ini via registry settings.)

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Accounts :: How To Change Default User Folder Name

Jan 29, 2014

It looks like some apps got problem with directory letter "ł"

All i want is to change the name of my user folder from "Paweł" to "Pawel" .

default patch atm is c:usersPaweł

I wanted to create new account Pawel and delete Paweł but i won't be able to move all the settings from what i read on google...

i will just mention one example the game im talking about is Pandora First Contact this is the error message.

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How To Change Notepad Default Character Script

Sep 15, 2014

is there a way to change windows 8 notepad default character script? the default is western and i have to change every time to my selection.

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Change Default Save Locations In Windows 8.1?

Mar 29, 2014

First and foremost, I do not want to disable OneDrive; I just want to make it behave.

I have an external hard drive that I save all my data to; however, to save to it in Windows 8.1 is a virtual nightmare. As you can see from the clip, OneDrive is the default selection, with Computer and Add a Place supposedly available.

However, when I click on Ad a Place, I get:

What I would like to see as a choice is my external hard drive, but after searching diligently, I can find no way to make my external hard drive the default location.

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Browsers/Mail :: How To Change Windows 8 Default Email

Jun 23, 2013

I wasn't aware that I had used an email to get the Windows 8 started but I guess I did. I closed that account and am not able to access it. However, if I want to get into the store, etc. It tells me to log in with that email address. It will not let me change the address in the login screen. How to do I change in on the computer? Where is that setting?

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Windows 8.1 - How To Change Default Area Code In Outlook

Dec 4, 2013

I have Windows 8.1 and the latest Outlook and I cannot get it to work like the Old version and automatically insert the (default) area code....

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Maintenance :: Cannot Change Pc Settings

Sep 15, 2014

I am the administrator and only user of the pc. It is a surface pro 3. What do I do?

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