How to Enable Mac OS Spotlight Feature in Windows

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

And even though Windows has the Cortana search box, you might miss Spotlight. Is it possible to enable this Mac OS feature on 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?

In order to accomplish this type of procedure in Windows 10, you will 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 perfectly simulates the Spotligth search bar.

So the first step you must do to have this desktop search bar is to download and install this application on your computer and after that, you must configure it in such a way that it indexes the files or folders that you want to have in your searches.

To be able to do this, it is necessary that you go to the system tray , locate the Jarvis application and with the right button of your cursor, 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.

So you must click on the File Indexing option and then you must press the Add button within the Include tab so that you can select the folders that you need this tool to index the search.

In addition to this, you will be able to select the folders or files that you do not want this application to index, as well as the type of file at the bottom of the window.

With this little 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.

In order for the search box to be displayed, you just have to press the command ALt + Space bar and you will be able to do the searches 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 had a search tool for Windows 10 for a long time, but it is not activated by default in the system, but it is necessary to make certain changes in the system registry, hence the reason that many users wonder why Windows 10 search box not working?

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

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

Now you must go to the path HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearchFlighting , you must click with the right button of your cursor on the Flighting folder and create a new key with the name Override. To finish, within this key you must create the 32-bit DWORD value again but with the name ImmersiveSearchFull and value 1.

And that’s it, you just have to open the Windows 10 Task Manager, look for the Windows Explorer process and with the right button of your cursor, click on it and Restart, on the other hand, you can correctly customize the Task Manager Windows .

You will already have the opportunity to use the shortcut using the Win + S command and you will see how the interface of the hidden tool that pretends to do the functions of Spotligth in Windows 10 appears. Of course, it is not the same minimalist design that the tool has Mac OS.


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