macOS-Style Search for Windows 10 Is a Feature Microsoft Should Offer as Default

The search feature that is bundled with Windows 10 has long been criticized by adopters of the operating system for various reasons, including the web search that comes baked in and which sometimes causes more harm than good.

And while Microsoft refines the search experience with minor improvements in new Windows 10 feature updates, a developer has decided to take matters into their own hands and build a search experience inspired by the one in macOS.

The search app, called SpotlightX and maintained as part of this project on GitHub, looks similar to the search feature that Microsoft has recently added to PowerToys, although it does come with a few extras, as the developer themselves explains.

Microsoft working on its own search app

For example, you can autocomplete searches by pressing Tab (if you press the key several times you can cycle through suggestions) and search the web without usin… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.