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Quick Search Goes International on Windows 10

The feature was made available in an update for Fast and Slow Ring Insiders.

The feature was made available in an update for Fast and Slow Ring Insiders.

The Quick Search experience now reaches to users in Australia, China, France, Canada, India, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Italy, and many more.

All pre-release and preview builds have some bugs in them but they also feature something unique. Before now, web searches were somewhat limited, with just four categories available:

  • Weather – pulled in information about current weather and forecast
  • Top News – provides the latest headline news from the most popular news sources
  • Today in History – provides a quick look at historical events for a particular day
  • New Movies – allows you to find what movies were showing in theaters near to you

Now a new category has been added  – a seasonal topic or a quiz, just to boost the current utility of the Search feature.

Windows 10 Search may look quite a simple tool but you can customize it so it finds the results and answers you want.  Brandon LeBlanc, the Senior Program Manager for the Windows Insider Program, recently wrote on his blog, “thank you, everyone, who has shared feedback so far, we really appreciate it and will continue working on addressing your comments.”

Previewing your web answers and the results is simple – open the Search box to Search Home and chose a Quick Search button. If you want a quick answer to another query, type it into the search box, hit the enter key and the results will load instantly.

Microsoft does say that the current change rolling out is a server-side change and users on builds from version 1809 to 20H1 will see them. And, right now, Quick Search is only available in the USA but will shortly be rolled out internationally.

Do you use the Quick Search feature? Does this latest update benefit you in any way?

Written by Anne Reynolds

With more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector, Anne has found her focus in cloud computing and cloud security. She lives in Europe and is an avid consumer of technology.

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