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  1. #1


    chaltun Guest

    Search Function

    I downloaded and installed Vista SP1 with only one problem. There no longer
    is a search function in my start menu. Has anyone else had this problem? How
    can it be rectified? Please help if you can. Many Thanks.
    Norman

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  3. #2


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Search Function

    Search link (present in the right-hand side of the Start menu) is removed when you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Also, the Search context menu item is removed.

    There are other ways to launch search. For more information, read this article.

    Overview of Windows Vista desktop search Changes in Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941946

    If you wish to restore the Start menu Search link, check this post for a registry edit.

    Search. context menu option removed in Vista Service Pack 1 | The Winhelponline.com Blog:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/se...ervice-pack-1/

    Restore the Start menu Search link in Vista Service Pack 1 | The Winhelponline.com Blog:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/re...ervice-pack-1/

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    "chaltun" <chaltun@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:440266E2-64D9-4B66-98BF-617DA2CF81A5@xxxxxx
    I downloaded and installed Vista SP1 with only one problem. There no longer
    is a search function in my start menu. Has anyone else had this problem? How
    can it be rectified? Please help if you can. Many Thanks.
    Norman

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    Re: Search Function

    Vista SP1 has, in general, been a worthwhile update for me - with one exception.

    The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been removed, with no obvious way of putting it back. We have Google and their whining like five-year-old children to thank for that.

    I say to hell with Google. And I want a way of putting the Search command back where it belongs.

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  5. #4


    Bob Guest

    Re: Search Function

    WinKey + F will bring up the Search window.

    To add Search to the Start menu do the following
    Note: It will replace the Run command which you can access with WinKey + R.


    Copy and paste this reg code into notepad and save as Search.reg.

    Click to merge it into your registry. Backup your registry first.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ; "Search" in start menu by replacing "Run..."

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]
    @="Search"
    "LocalizedString"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\
    6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,\
    00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,37,00,30,00,32,00,30,00,00,00
    "InfoTip"="@explorer.exe,-7000"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,6d,00,\
    61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,31,\
    00,37,00,37,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\InProcServer32]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
    64,00,6f,00,63,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance]
    "CLSID"="{3f454f0e-42ae-4d7c-8ea3-328250d6e272}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
    "CLSID"="{13709620-C279-11CE-A49E-444553540000}"
    "command"="@shell32.dll,-12708"
    "method"="FindFiles"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000000

    ; Enable or disable "Search" in Start menu from start menu and taskbar
    properties

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRun]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="Search"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="Start_ShowRun"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="windows.hlp#51142"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRun\Policy]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRun\Policy\NoRun]
    @=""

    ; "Search" as context menu under the (My) Computer

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\command]
    @="explorer"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\ddeexec]
    @="[FindFolder(\"%l\", %I)]"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\ddeexec\application]
    @="Folders"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\ddeexec\topic]
    @="AppProperties"
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    > "Dzomlija" <Dzomlija.36z8uf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> Vista SP1 has, in general, been a worthwhile update for me - with one
    >> exception.
    >>
    >> The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been
    >> removed, with no obvious way of putting it back. We have Google and
    >> their whining like five-year-old children to thank for that.
    >>
    >> I say to hell with Google. And I want a way of putting the Search
    >> command back where it belongs.
    >>
    >
    > SP1 here - the Search BOX is at the bottom left of the Start Menu...

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  6. #5


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Search Function

    >> The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been
    removed, with no obvious way of putting it back.

    If you don't use the Help and Support or Run menu, you can replace them with Search.

    Restore the Start menu Search link in Vista Service Pack 1 | The Winhelponline.com Blog:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/re...ervice-pack-1/

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    Winhelponline.com blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


    "Dzomlija" <Dzomlija.36z8uf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message newszomlija.36z8uf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    Vista SP1 has, in general, been a worthwhile update for me - with one
    exception.

    The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been
    removed, with no obvious way of putting it back. We have Google and
    their whining like five-year-old children to thank for that.

    I say to hell with Google. And I want a way of putting the Search
    command back where it belongs.


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