Enable query completion

CDS can suggest words based on your search history (applies to Refine Search fields only).

Search as you type

Real-time result filtering can help you screen down to the file you are looking for. The Search as you type feature enables Copernic Desktop Search to filter the results while you type the keywords. Next time you type a keyword, notice how the number of files is reduced with every letter you type.

Remember keywords

CDS can remember the last ten keywords that you typed in the main window's search box; it is called the search history. No need to type recently used keywords over and over again, the search history allows you to launch a previous query by using the browsing arrows located at the end of the Search Bar.

Note: A query is saved in the search history when you hit the Search button, or when you hit Enter in one of the search fields or when you perform an action in the search result list.

Reuse keywords when switching category

Only the keywors entered in the principal Search Bar can be reused to launch a query when switching category.

Display all items

CDS will display all items (documents, pictures, emails, etc) of the search category when the search box is empty.

Set your preferences for showing results in groups

By default, search results are shown in groups and are expanded. This means that Copernic Desktop Search shows the header for each group and all items included in the group. If you would rather like to see group headers only, without the included items, you need to collapse groups of search results.

  • Inside the search results, right-click on a group header.
  • Choose the option to Reduce the groups.
  • The groups are now closed every time a query is launched.
    - Select Expand groups of search results to revert back.

Note: To have access to this option, the option Show results in groups must be checked and it is located in the Advanced tab of the Tools menu.