When WDS is not as good as the old XP search
In XP and W2003 I liked being able to search any explorer by simply clicking [SEARCH] or by pressing F3. The search was very fast, especially when just searching on filename. Along comes Windows Desktop Search 3 for Windows 2003 Server, which is working great BUT the folder search bar is rubbish, really slow and clunky.
To get the old search functionality back – but without breaking all the other great features of WDS just make the following registry key change:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS
Then double-click on ‘ShowStartSearchBand’ and set the value to ‘0’
Search within Explorer is much improved in Vista, but sometimes I just wished for a fast type down search by filename that I loved in X1.