I was wondering if there's a method to tweak the Windows 10 Search (the feature that pops by hitting the Windows logo key) to display more refined, customized results.
Basically, I'm not satisfied with file and folder search and launch capabilities: I want them to be closer to those of a launcher software like Launchy, Listary or Alfred, while retaining the Windows 10 Search's convenient features like applications launching and control panel indexing.
I would like to address the following issues:
Whenever I search for a file or folder, only some will appear directly and elegantly in the taskbar search results, usually under the "Best Match" header. On the other hand, if I search for a file or folder on a separate hard drive I have installed, no results are shown in the taskbar results, and I have to click the "My stuff" button. Then, after another search, the results appear. I ALWAYS find what I want, but what I'm not happy about is that I have to sift through additional clicks and windows to get there. How do I configure certain directories and files to appear directly under "Best Match"?
Some file types are not displayed in results, even though other files or folders nested under the same directory do appear. I would like to control that, if possible.
Is there any way to modify the order in which results are displayed? For example, I want "Best Match" to be always at the top, followed by "Apps", then by "Folders" or files, and lastly, "Store" and "Web" results.
Cortana is off (Search behavior was similar when it was on), but Web results are enabled.