Inspired by Insiders – Search Indexer Enhancements

Hey Windows Insiders, it’s Adam back again from the Windows team with info about two new improvements we’ve made to Windows Search—both inspired by your feedback. If you remember from our previous Inspired By Insiders post, many Insiders had mentioned problems finding files on their PC. As Insiders pointed out, search was limited to documents, pictures, videos, and desktop folders.….

Search indexer screenshot

Inspired by Insiders – Sticky Notes

If you haven’t tried the Sticky Notes app in Windows 10, now is a great time. We just rolled out our biggest update yet — and we’re pleased to announce that the most significant improvements were made based on feedback from Windows Insiders. (You’ll find the app in your Start Menu.) This isn’t the first time where Insiders have made….

Multicolor sticky notes

Windows Insiders vote for their favorite features

Recently, we asked Windows Insiders from around the world to vote on their favorite Windows 10 Insider Preview Redstone 5 (RS5) features. Insiders got a chance to preview these features over the past six months before they’re released in the upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It’s always interesting to see what catches the interest of our Insiders. In our….

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Inspired by Insiders – Dark Theme in File Explorer

We’re excited to announce that Dark Theme support for File Explorer is ready for the next major release of Windows. With Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17733, Windows Insiders will be able to see the latest UI design for Dark Theme in File Explorer by going to Settings > Personalization > Colors and select the “Dark” option under the “Choose….

Final dark theme screenshot

Inspired by Insiders – How Windows Insiders helped track down a tough Windows Search problem

Greetings from Adam Wilson, Lilian Wang  and the rest of the Windows Search team. Anyone hanging around a Windows forum for too long eventually sees the same thing. Something is going wrong on a Windows PC and the accepted recommendation to fix it is by disabling the Windows Search service, also called the indexer or search indexer. For us on….

Two men search on PC

Inspired by Insiders – A Look Back at the Windows 10 April Update

Most people have only just begun to explore the Windows 10 April Update. But for Windows Insiders, the exploration begun over six months ago, with the first Insider Preview builds for this release. We always know when Insiders have started exploring these builds. That’s when the Feedback Hub lights up with their suggestions. Not that this is the only feedback….

Improved Contact information screen

Inspired by Insiders – Microsoft Edge

Hello Window Insiders, and greetings from the Microsoft Edge team! With the next release of Windows (RS4) just around the corner, we wanted to say “Thanks!” to our Windows Insiders. Your feedback has helped make this new version of Microsoft Edge our best yet. In this article, we’d like to explain just how important Insider feedback is to our development….

Hear text read aloud on Microsoft Edge. This is a key accessibility feature

Inspired by Insiders — Search for Windows

I’m Alex, a Program Manager on the Windows Search team. With the release of so many improvements to Search over the past few months, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a few of the highlights — especially those where Windows Insiders have made a big impact. In our article on the Windows Search Indexer, we discussed….

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Inspired by Insiders — Windows Search Indexer

So there we were, hanging on the edge of our seats, waiting for the test results of a test that could dramatically improve Windows Search efficiency. But if wasn’t for our Windows Insiders, this test might never have happened. Here’s the scoop on how Windows Insiders helped test the Windows Search Indexer. First, a bit of background: The Windows Indexer….

Out-of-box experience with new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop.