Tips to Enable the Instant Search Feature in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is a powerful mail client. It is the latest version of email client and is loaded with lots of advanced features and major improvements over earlier editions. A key highlight of the application is the Instant Search feature. The feature allows the user to search items quickly in Microsoft Outlook 2010. We can use this features in all the Microsoft Outlook 2010 folders such as contacts, mails calendars etc. However to use instant searching facility in your Windows system, the system must have Windows Search software. Windows 7 system comes with Windows Search. For Windows XP and other versions we can download Windows Search.
The role of Instant Search feature in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and tips to enable it are explained below:
- Role of Instant Search Feature
- In Windows 7
- In Windows Vista & Earlier Versions
Role of Instant Search Feature
Instant Search in Microsoft Outlook 2010 plays an important role to improve the performance of the application. The main role of Instant Search feature in Microsoft Outlook 2010 is, it helps the user to find the items quickly. We can use the Instant Search pane in Mails, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks. Instant Search narrow the search buy using criteria such as sender information, subject information and other details such as the presence of attachment. Instant Search Tool has a powerful filter to provide quick searching.
In Windows 7
Instant Search is not directly supported by Microsoft Outlook 2010. To enjoy Instant Search, we need to install Windows Search 4.0 in our system. In case of Windows 7 operating system, Windows Search is on by default. To enable Windows Search in Windows 7 operating system follow below steps:
1. Select Start Menu
2. Click on Control Panel
3. Click on Program Tab
4. Select Programs and Features
5. Click Turn Windows Feature on or Off
6. Select Window Search Check Box.
In Windows Vista & Earlier Versions
In case of Windows Vista operating system, instant search is enabled automatically. For any other Windows versions earlier than Windows vista we need to download and install Windows Search 4.0. To download Windows Search follow below stepts.
1. In Outlook 2010 Click File Tab
2. Select Option and Click on Search
3. Under Search Engine Upgrade Option Select Upgrade Search
We can also install Windows Search 4.0 from Microsoft Download Centre. Click on the ‘Download’ button on the page to install Windows Search.
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