Windows Search Box
The Windows Search Box was first introduced by Microsoft in Windows Vista and found in later versions including Windows 7 and is a replacement for the Run and Find found with all versions of Windows back to Windows 95. This an easy way to find files or documents with a keyword. Follow the instructions below to find files in Vista and 7.
- Click on the Start Orb
- The Windows Search Box will appear right above the Start Orb.
- Type in the name of the program, document, or file you want to open.
- Choose the file that matches what you wish to open.
Tip: As you're typing the name of the file or program you want to open, when it becomes highlighted in the Start Menu, press Enter to open it immediately. For example, you could type calculator and the first highlighted program should be the Windows Calculator. Press Enter to open the Calculator without having to move your hands from the keyboard. As you're typing, you can also use the down arrow to move to the program or file you wish to open.
Tip: Enter an environment variable in the Run box to open a specific Windows folder.