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interesting If I type what ever it is I am looking
fore, If I press down arrow It says the name of the file or folder followed by
previous search query. I followed sarah's suggestion. It seems to
work. Will paste it below.
I hit enter, then tab over to the list view and read my stuff
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:43 AM
Subject: [win10] Version 1909: notes on File Explorer search user
The following does not apply to you if you are running
Version 1903 (build 18362) or earlier:
A few things to note regarding File Explorer search
experience in Version 1909 (November 2019 Update/build 18363):
- Windows Search technology:
Windows Search now powers the new search experience in File Explorer. Do not
confuse this with Cortana – Cortana and Windows Search were divorced (gone
separate ways for now) since Version 1903 (Cortana is making a comeback in
20H1 but in a different form). For Version 1909, when you open search in File
Explorer, you’ll hear ‘Cortana” – this is a remnant of old days.
- Experience: when you search
for things via File Explorer, it’ll be similar to how you search for things in
Start menu’s search box – NVDA and Narrator will play suggestion sounds if
possible, and JAWS may act similarly (no top suggestion announcement though).
Reviewing results is similar – you need to use down arrow to view
- Search suggestion count:
next to search field is a static text that announces how many suggestions are
available. Narrator will announce this, NVDA will not announce it by default,
and JAWS won’t announce this (for NVDA, you need to use Windows 10 App
Essentials add-on to hear this announcement).
- Previous search history:
when you press Enter to activate any suggestion, search query will be added to
search history. At the moment there is no user visible way to clear this – I
expect a feedback to be posted regarding this flaw.
- Search scope: not only
local content will be searched, content from OneDrive will also be
Hope this helps.