How to easily enable Mac OS Spotlight feature in Windows 10

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You may be used to the functions of your Mac but for some reason you have to use a Windows computer. One of the functions of Apple is Spotligh, is a desktop search system and application launcher that is used daily by its users.

And even if Windows has the Cortana search box, you may be missing out on Spotlight. You can enable this functionality of MacOS su Windows 10? In this article we will explain if this is possible and how to do it, what we can tell you is that you can put Spotlight images on your desktop in Windows 10

How to have a similar Spotlight search system in Windows 10?

To get this kind of procedure in Windows 10, you'll need to use a tool like Jarvis. When we talk about this tool, we are referring to software that you can download and install on your computer for free from Github and that simulates Spotligth's search bar perfectly.

So the first step you need to take to get this desktop search bar is to download and install this application on your computer and then you need to configure it to index the files or folders you want to have in your searches.

To do this, you need to go to the taskbar, locate the Jarvis application and right-click on its icon and then select the Settings option.

With this last step you will see that a window opens in which you will have the opportunity to select the folders, files or drives that you want this search application to index.

Then you need to click on the option File indexing and then press the Add button on the Include tab so you can select the folders this tool needs to index your search.

Other than that, you will be able to select the folders or files you don't want this application to index, as well as the file type at the bottom of the window.

With this small procedure, you will have the application already configured on your PC and you will be able to fully enjoy this tool that simulates Spotlight in Windows 10.

To see the search box, you just need to press the ALT command + spacebar and you will be able to do the research you want.

However, as we said at the beginning of this article, Windows also has a search option, would you like to know how to activate it?

How to activate the Windows 10 search tool?

Microsoft has long had a search tool for Windows 10, but it's not activated by default in the system, but some changes need to be made to the registry, hence why many users are wondering why the Windows 10 search box is not Works?

To achieve this, the first thing you should do is run the regedit command from the Run window and in this way you will have access to the Windows 10 registry. Once inside you have to search for the path HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearch.

Now, with the right key of your cursor you have to click on the panel on the right and thus create a new 32-bit DWORD value within Search which will have the name ImmersiveSearch and value 1.

Now you need to go to the path HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearchFlighting, you have to right-click on the Flighting folder and create a new key with the name Override. Finally, inside this key it is necessary to create again the 32-bit DWORD value but with the name ImmersiveSearchFull and the value 1.

And that's it, you just have to open the Windows 10 Task Manager, search for the Windows Explorer process and with the right mouse button, click on it and Restart, instead, you can customize the Windows Task Manager correctly.

You will already have the opportunity to use the link using the Win + S command and you'll see what the interface of the hidden tool looks like that pretends to perform Spotligth's functions in Windows 10. Admittedly, it's not the same minimalist design that the tool has on Mac OS.

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