I work as a web applications developer; during the course of a day I open applications a lot.
The search box in the start menu that appeared in Vista & 7 has been a godsend. Hit the start key, type a few letters, enter, bam - application launched. Much faster than navigating my often enormous start menu with a mouse.
But, lately, I notice the application I want is often not first in the search results.
Take this example:
When I type
sql into the search box, it appears to sort the results alphabetically - but 95% of the time I want to open SQL Server Management Studio. It is an order of magnitude slower to open the application when it is not the first item in the list.
Is there any way to affect the order of search results here?
Preferably, it would use a most frequently used algorithm to prioritize items I select more often, but if I can influence it in any way I would like to know.