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Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:54 pm
by kelly
I think Everything is good enough to replace the pre-built Windows Start Menu and Indexer.

Hit the "win" key to bring Everything up, type what I want to run, and then close the window when I run the shortcut.

Would be nice to have a Start Menu like UI option. Even better if we can retain the Start Menu but replace its indexer with Everything's engine instead. Is this possible?

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:10 am
by void
Replacing the Start Menu search with Everything is currently not supported.

I will consider an option to do this.

Thank you for your suggestion.

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:54 pm
by vsub

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:31 am
by kelly
void wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:10 am
Replacing the Start Menu search with Everything is currently not supported.

I will consider an option to do this.

Thank you for your suggestion.
Thank you!!!! :mrgreen:

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:32 am
by kelly
vsub wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:54 pm
Maybe you can try this
https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar
WOW!!! Thanks, I'll try it. Seems like exactly what I'm looking for. :D

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:47 am
by vsub
No problem
I just don't see what so special about it(no offense to anyone who like it)
Clicking on a search bar(that takes space from the taskbar)to bring a window vs clicking on the tray icon(or the taskbar shortcut)to bring the everything window

Btw,everything have an option to close the window once you run something
Tools=>Options=>General=>Result=>Close window on execute

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:25 am
by horst.epp
vsub wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:47 am
No problem
I just don't see what so special about it(no offense to anyone who like it)
Clicking on a search bar(that takes space from the taskbar)to bring a window vs clicking on the tray icon(or the taskbar shortcut)to bring the everything window

Btw,everything have an option to close the window once you run something
Tools=>Options=>General=>Result=>Close window on execute
The Everything toolbar has a big benefit.
You can define by regular expressions which program should be started depending of the type of the result.
Its also much simpler to just type into the toolbar and get the results compared to first starting Everything GUI.
Here for example my rules:
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Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:42 pm
by vsub
horst.epp wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:25 am
Its also much simpler to just type into the toolbar and get the results compared to first starting Everything GUI.
You click on a toolbar to start typing
You click on a tray icon or a shortcut to start typing(when everything automatically focus the search bar)

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:47 pm
by horst.epp
vsub wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:42 pm
horst.epp wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:25 am
Its also much simpler to just type into the toolbar and get the results compared to first starting Everything GUI.
You click on a toolbar to start typing
You click on a tray icon or a shortcut to start typing(when everything automatically focus the search bar)
I use the Everything GUI when I expect a lot of results.
I also have defined context entries in Everything for my file managers.
But if you look on my rules for the toolbar above you see thats currently not possible with Everything.
I use Everything since its very first version many years ago but the toolbar is a very good add-on.
Most of the time I use the Everything integration in Total Commander :D

Re: Replace the Windows Start Menu and Indexer

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:17 pm
by NotNull
There are more launchers that use Everything to find files: Wox, Keypirinha, ueli, Fluent Search.
You can find a list here, including links to those launchers.

(Definitely take a look at Fluent Search; its development goes at a crazy speed lately)