Not surprisingly, MSN Desktop Search is now available for download (note: I first found out about this via this post on thetabletpcweblog, so they get the link). Some useful things from the tabletpcweblog post:
From the MSN Search Blog by way of thetabletpcweblog:
Start any task, quicker
By default you can jump focus to the Deskbar by pressing CTR+ALT+M. For fans of the Windowâs key â go to Deskbar options and enter SHIFT+Q (or any letter not already in use). Now when you press Windows+Q youâll jump to the Deskbar and be ready to search right away.
Find entire conversations
After finding an email you were looking for, try right-clicking on it. Select âShow Conversationâ and weâll automatically refine the search results to show all the emails from the conversation thread.
Be sure to download iFilter that allows you to search inside Acrobat PDF files. Also, 2 tips from tabletpcweblog to make indexing go faster:
- Make sure Outlook or Outlook Express is open. The MSN Indexer will only index mail when the client is running (Google has this same limitation, x1 and Copernic do not).
- Bring the Indexer to the foreground by clicking on the MSN Search icon in the System Tray and choosing Indexing Status. Click the âIndex Nowâ button and let the window âfloatâ above whatever youâre working on. This way, it keeps running (with minimal impact on the system) rather than pausing every time you move the mouse. Or, you could leave the PC on and go take a long drive.
I'm a little concerned with having so many search programs on my computer right now. I'm going to dump a couple before I install this one.