Bring Windows 7 like search on windows XP

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While comparing windows XP with windows 7 i dont have much to say about windows 7, i am always with XP as its my favourite windows distribution

anyhow, the search feature with in windows 7 stay apart, its saving much time and this is the most vital improvement from user experience

the search with in XP is not that good and RUN and SEARCH Window are distinct in all the way, this is where windows 7 got advantage

i googled a lot to find a solution and finally fall in to a desktop solution from GOOGLE, google desktop, not exactly same as windows 7 search , but it can meet some how, indexing and suggessions are good enough to stand aganist windows 7, same time it offer widgets as of windows 7 ( eg. clock widget)

ALL OF THIS IS OFFERED FOR FREE From Google

Download : http://desktop.google.com/

this is available for windows , MAC and Linux

 

gadgets can be found from here : http://desktop.google.com/plugins

Views can be of 3 types

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After installation we can opt it to display or hide widget while running

when ever it is needed we can call back with Ctrl+Ctrl , and the same keys for hiding the searchbox

this way google offer more flexiility over Windows 7 Search

with this we can place the search anywhere we desire

Some screen shots ( press Ctrl twice to toggle )

 

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Options dialog

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Option management, here we can decide where to search, on the web or on desktop or on program executables

possible views

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