If you are using Vista you might have fallen in love with the new start menu which automatically includes Windows Desktop Search results when you search for something. This enables you to search for programs, files and emails all from the same place. The other day the OneNote PMs where in a meeting and someone said that they didn’t see OneNote hits in the search menu results and I told them that this wasn’t the case as I use it all of the time. We I found the difference, I had changed a start menu search option which included the OneNote files and by default the option was set differently. I wanted to share this with you all, here is how to set this up:
Include OneNote hits in Vista start menu search results:
- Right-click on the taskbar and choose properties:
- Start Menu tab and then the “Customize..” button
- Scroll down to “Search files” and set it to “Search entire index”
- Click Ok & Ok.
For example I have an ING Direct account and I never remember my account number so I just type this into the search results and hit enter: