The problem I have with it is that when you perform a search, Windows keeps spontaneously redoing the search. It seems that the most likely cause is when a file in the list is renamed or deleted (though that is not a reliable way to reproduce it).
This is extremely frustrating because the renamed/deleted file is already updated in the list, and even if there were a reason to update it, then the user can easily click the Search Now button. In other words, I can't figure out a rational reason for Windows to forcibly do it automatically. Worse, no matter how many times Stop Search is clicked, it expertly ignores the user’s wishes (and direct actions) and keeps doing it. Even closing the Search pane altogether does not convince Windows to knock it off.
I cannot find any search-related settings. Does anyone know of a way to prevent Windows from spontaneously redoing the search on its own?
(For the record, I have the indexing service disabled.)