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What's the experience of converged search in Windows compared with spotlight in Mac?

via:GeekPark极客公园     time:2020/5/23 21:36:15     readed:59

Recently Windows 10 launched its own aggregation search feature PowerToys Run, replacing previous Win R. The company's macOS is known for its human nature and has several features that Windows users have always admired, such as the global aggregation search tool Spotlight. command spaces in any interface, enter keywords to search for applications and files on the computer, efficient and fast. Recently, Windows 10 also introduced its own aggregation search feature PowerToys Run, replacing the previous Win R, how about its experience?

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PowerToys added two tools in the latest version of 0.18, one of which is PowerToys Run.. By default, it is started with Alt spaces, can be typed in the input box to search, the runtime can directly click / enter to open, the file is later provided with the "open where folder" and "copy path" button, can also be operated with shortcut keys.

PowerToys Run replace the previous Win R features, can directly input some shortcut instructions, support calculators and other plug-ins, will be linked to more software in the future, Microsoft's goal is to make it imaging Spotlight、Alfred the same tool. However, because it is a beta, it is not as perfect in the experience as Spotlight, such as no preview, can not be differentiated by type and so on. Windows users want an easy-to-use file retrieval tool, we recommend itEverthing

In addition to PowerToys run, PowerToys also provides many interesting small functions. For example, when you press win, you can display the currently available win shortcut keys, similar to the cheatsheet on MAC, but it does not support third-party software.

The window management function can customize the layout on the screen, and automatically pave the software after dragging it. It is suitable for users with large screen / multi screen.

The picture adjustment function can modify the size of multiple pictures in batch.

Microsoft's launch of PowerToys run in Windows 10 is a good start. These functions were previously available in the system, but they are not humanized enough. This is also where many people criticized it as inferior to Mac OS. To integrate the existing functions and then launch them in a more user-friendly way, Microsoft's recent attempts have given many users confidence.

Although some of the features in PowerToys still have problems, we suggest that you all learn about this official toolset. Maybe a feature can hit your pain point.

Download address:https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases

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