Tuesday, December 25, 2007

free file Of the Day

Paint.NET 3.2




  • License:Free
  • Editor's Rating:
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  • Downloads: 1,266,210
  • Requirements: Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Limitations: No limitations
  • Date Added:December 17, 2007

Publisher's description of Paint.NET

From dotPDN:

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plug-ins.

Version 3.2 features ability to draw Fixed Ratio and Fixed Size selections with the Rectangle Select tool.

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Editor's review of Paint.NET

Don't 'shop it - Paint.NET it!

If all you want is a quick image retouch, Photoshop is overkill. Paint.NET, on the other hand, is an open-source freeware editor with all the essentials, including tools to crop, rotate, resize images, adjust colors, and create collages.

Paint.NET supports common image formats--JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and others--but not high-resolution RAW files. There are enough basic and intermediate effects and features to keep image-tweakers happy, though the red-eye removal tool is notably weak; those images may require manual attention.

Unlike most free image editors, Paint.NET supports layers and has an actions manager. The pleasing interface boasts semitransparent windows for ease of use.

Version 3 fixes many old quibbles, including a convenient thumbnail manager for handling multiple image editing, and improved program graphics. Paint.NET is far more advanced than Microsoft Paint, and given its free price, it's a must-have for anyone needing to fix images.

User reviews of Paint.NET

Average user rating: out of 413 votes

Merry Christmas

Merry christmas To All

Sunday, December 23, 2007

What new

Robots Robots Robots
Sean Carruthers

RoboPanda
www.wowwee.com
$150
People may be surprised to see the RoboPanda after seeing some of WowWee’s other robotic toys — unlike the RoboSapien (which made a habit of grunting) or our recently-reviewed RoboQuad (which made a habit of going on the prowl), the RoboPanda is more of an educational robot. Designed to appeal more to a younger crowd, it’s mobility is more limited: it’s actually mostly designed to just sit upright and interact directly with a child sitting in front of it. Pick it up and it asks where it’s going; place it face-down and it’ll ask for help getting up. But while it’s sitting upright and interacting, you can play games with it, have it tell a story, or other such things. It has rudimentary awareness of its environment, including the ability to recognize it’s own teddy bear, and it can see a few things nearby. It also has an educational aspect to it, explaining facts, and asking for input from the child. Its extreme cutesiness will definitely limit its appeal to very young children…at a certain age children will move on to something a bit more mature. The one big pro is that the RoboPanda comes with two program cartridges, and if it catches on, there may be more cartridges coming.

R2-D2 Interactive Droid
starwars.hasbro.com
$120
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t wanted their very own R2-D2 protocol droid? This interactive (and undersized) version of R2-D2 doesn’t do everything the movie version of R2-D2 did, but it responds to a small handful of voice commands, wanders around in its environment, plays games like spin the droid…and can even hold a drink for you with the extendible claw…a light drink, anyhow. Like the R2-D2 unit in the movie, this one doesn’t always follow instructions, shaking its head in defiance of an order. It even has a bit of personality, responding positively to some names, and negatively to others.

Boe-Bot
www.parallax.com
$149
Those who aren’t happy with a pre-built robot may want to take a look at the Boe-Bot kit from Parallex (available from our friends at ThinkGeek.com) — it’s a program-it-yourself kit that comes with a programmable processor, wheels, motors, and assorted electronics components that can be placed into the “breadboard” on top of the main circuit board. No, you’re not going to wind up with something as immediately fun as the Robosapien or the R2-D2 droid, but those who dive into this kit will learn something about electronics, programming, and robotics. Designed for those with a bit of patience.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

free File Of The Day

Paint
windows

Free paint program falling somewhere between paint and photoshop.

Please note: You will need to have the Microsoft .NET Framework installed in order to run this program.

Paint

Friday, December 21, 2007

Free File Of The Day

Mixxx
windows
mac
linux

Mixxx continues to raise the bar for digital DJ software by being completely free, running on all major desktop OSes, and being constantly enhanced. Mixxx estimates the BPM of each song to help you beat match, lets you adjust the tempo of your tracks without changing their pitch, control Mixxx with your favorite MIDI devices and hardware like the Griffin Powermate, and visually see the dynamics of a track, just like with vinyl. Mixxx was designed by DJs, for DJs, and is distributed freely under the GPL. Mixxx is also completely free of spyware and adware.

Mixxx

Thursday, December 20, 2007

free File Of The Day

Scratch
windows
mac

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design. Scratch is available free of charge.

Scratch

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Review On The Run

7.5
good
Universe at War has three engaging factions and some interesting ideas, but it's also saddled with some annoying issues.

The Good

  • Three unique, distinct, and neat factions to play as
  • Hierarchy walkers are fun to control or take down
  • Online modes are a blast.

The Bad

  • Can't pull the camera back to see the battlefield
  • Lacks waypoints and other interface options you'd expect from a modern RTS
  • Horrible DirectX 10 performance.

Universe at War: Earth Assault is this year's Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends. In other words, it's an attempt to deliver an old-school real-time strategy game that features three incredibly unique and distinct factions. And in that regard, Universe at War delivers because it does introduce three alien races, two of which feel like they haven't been seen before in RTS gaming. At the same time, Universe at War also sports some major flaws that hamper it quite a bit.

This is an alien invasion tale where, refreshingly, humanity takes a backseat. When a malevolent alien race known as the Hierarchy invades Earth to turn its inhabitants and belongings into raw material, all hope seems lost. Then, a crusading army of sentient machines called Novus arrives to battle the Hierarchy. Their fighting awakens a long-lost race that was hiding on Earth, the Masari. And, thus, the stage is set for an intergalactic war on Earth's surface.

The differences among the three factions are deep. The Novus build a network node that can encompass the map, which allows them to quickly shift forces around in the blink of an eye. The Hierarchy is like a destructive force of nature because their harvesters scour the map for raw materials while their lumbering walker war machines are like land battleships. Then there's the Masari, which might be the most conventional of the three because they center on the construction of a powerful base and defenses. However, the Masari have the most powerful and expensive units in the game. They can also alternate between two modes: light and dark. The former lets them move faster to inflict more damage, while the latter grounds all their air units to slow their enemies. When you drill down and get used to them, each faction has a lot to offer. For instance, if you're the Hierarchy, it's a lot of fun to just crush your enemies using walkers, but it's also fun watching those same walkers run headlong into your layered defenses if you're the Masari.

Universe at War's single-player campaign at first follows the traditional scripted campaigns of most RTS games. You begin as the Novus then move onto the Hierarchy as the game's tale of war and betrayal unfolds. When you pick up as the Masari in the third act, things change. Out goes the scripted storyline and in comes the global strategic metagame, which is like a big game of Risk. You decide which territory to invade next and then resolve the battles in real time. It's not a particularly deep strategic layer, but it does help shake up the formula a bit. When you're done with the campaign, there are various scenarios that let you play the global metagame different ways, or you can jump into regular skirmish mode against the system.

The game shines in the multiplayer realm, where a human opponent can exploit each faction's advantage to the maximum. The artificial intelligence in the single-player game can knock you around if you're not careful, but it generally doesn't vary tactics: a human does. Universe at War has the standard ranked and unranked skirmish modes that you'd expect; however, the game's most ambitious online feature is pretty neat. Conquer-the-world mode allows you to try to take over the world by yourself. You try to conquer the individual territories on the planet by battling someone in multiplayer. If you win, you seize that territory in your game. However, to partake in conquer the world, you have to have Games for Windows - Live Gold. This isn't an issue if you already have an Xbox Live Gold account and own an Xbox 360, but if you don't, then you'll have to pay up to become a Games for Windows - Live Gold member.

Universe at War suffers from some key issues. The most noticeable is the zoom level, which is almost nonexistent. If you can imagine playing a game with your face just inches from the screen, that's what Universe at War feels like at times. It's annoying to see a single Hierarchy walker fill up more than half the screen and realize that you can't pull the camera back any farther. It's such an artificial and painful limitation not being able to actually see the battlefield. The controls are also clumsy. If you try to click on a unit, at times, it won't register. Or if you try to double-click on a unit to select all of its type on the screen, it won't register at times. Meanwhile, there's no basic RTS functionality, such as waypoints, so you've got to micromanage every movement of your units.

Graphically, Universe at War has some pretty units, like the aforementioned walkers. They look almost organic in nature, with their glistening skin and bulbous curves. However, the rest of the game's visuals are a bit dated, from the blocky, polygonal look of many of the characters to the generally bland textures. The game does feature support for DirectX 10, but DX10 performance comes to an absolute crawl, even on a high-end PC that can run Crysis at maximum detail. This occurred even when all the graphical settings were dropped to the absolute lowest. Performance in DirectX 9, on the other hand, is excellent and smooth, even at the highest graphical settings. There's very little noticeable difference in image quality between the two.

Upon load, the game starts with a chilling and brutal cinematic scene that wouldn't be out of place in Spielberg's War of the Worlds movie. The scene shows human infantry brutally and mercilessly cut down by relentless, unstoppable alien war machines. Unfortunately, the tone of that scene is quickly lost because the game features corny dialogue that seems taken from a cartoon. The cigar-chewing human protagonist is all macho bravado. Meanwhile, the sentient machines of Novus sound like Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation trying to be cute, the Hierarchy leaders talk like they're dripping evil, and the Masari are haughty nobles. The music can be pretty engaging, but because each faction has its own distinct theme, the rest of the audio is also inconsistent. The background sound effects of civilians fleeing in terror are neat, until you realize they're the same for every single map. So whether you're battling in the Sahara or South America or Siberia, they all sound like Middle Americans.

Aside from the unique races, Universe at War doesn't really introduce anything new to the genre. If anything, this is a very traditional real-time strategy game in the vein of Command & Conquer. Given that Petroglyph was formed by many veterans of the original C&C, that's not too surprising. What's perplexing is that the game seems to miss a lot of the innovations that have rolled into the genre since C&C. These include basic features, such as movement waypoints. But it also includes newer concepts, such as the ability to zoom the camera back and see broad swaths of the battlefield. So while there's stuff to like in Universe at War, there's also stuff to dislike

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Goodbye Dad

Good bye dad
I will Miss you always and forever
We All Love you dad
One Day we will all be together again one day

Computer Store review

The Store I am reviewing this week is wintronic Computer Plus

This Store Is great the stuff are ever Nice Good with computer
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Frets On Fire

Hi all,

We're not quite done our first week (of 3 weeks total) of preparation for our upcoming shoot week, and already we have 39 of 45 guest slots booked.

This is the most ahead we've ever been at this point in a shoot cycle, so spirits are high.

We'll need to keep up our momentum, as we have a very quick 2 week turnaround (instead of the usual 3 week) in December, so we want to start booking a cycle ahead starting now, so that we can keep up the quality and quantity of guests heading into our last shoot of the year in December.





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FireFox 3 Beta 1

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Product summary

The good: Firefox has a tabbed interface; includes a pop-up blocker; built-in, multiple search tools; and built-in RSS reader. It is stable and free.

The bad: No ActiveX support, so not all sites work in Firefox.

The bottom line: Firefox's tabbed browsing, RSS support, security features, and overall cool factor make it more attractive than Internet Explorer.

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Reviewed on 3/24/05 Updated on: 11/12/04 Release date: 11/10/04 Editors' note: In the original version of this review, we neglected to point out that Firefox has the ability to view blocked pop-up advertising and to selectively allow and disallow pop-ups from individual Web sites. We regret any confusion. (11/12/2004)

Mozilla Firefox is the dream Internet browser you've been looking for. Featuring a host of small technical improvements, including tabbed browsing, built-in and customizable search bars, and a built-in RSS reader, Mozilla's Firefox browser is the one that should finally put a dent in Microsoft Internet Explorer's unrivaled market dominance. While its lack of ActiveX support might prevent some sites from working properly, after more than three weeks of use in our tests, Firefox remained fast and stable and displayed an impressive range of cutting-edge browsing options. We were able to view every Web site just fine, thank you. If you're fed up with the latest Internet Explorer security patch issued from Microsoft or with the latest virus to capitalize on some flaw in IE, you should switch to Firefox--now.

Setup and interface of Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox runs on a variety of Windows operating systems, including Windows 98 through XP, as well as on Mac OS X and several varieties of Linux, including Red Hat Linux 8.0. By comparison, to get the latest version of Internet Explorer 6.0, you must already be running Windows XP SP2; if you're not, you'll have to pay about $99 for your operating system upgrade. Microsoft no longer offers new versions of IE as standalone downloads. The hardware requirements for Firefox are minimal. PCs require only an Intel Pentium II or AMD K6 processor, and Macs need a PowerPC 604e 266MHz, with 64MB of RAM and 52MB of drive space.

It took us about 2 minutes to download the Firefox installer, and we had our browser up and running in less than 10 minutes. The Mozilla Organization offers a number of tools to ease the transition from Internet Explorer. For example, the application asked us if we wanted to import our bookmarks from IE, then did so with aplomb.

Most of the Firefox interface labels are intuitive, although users may need to learn a few different menu terms from those in IE: Options instead of Internet Options, Cache instead of Internet Files. In fact, at a glance, Firefox looks and works almost exactly like Internet Explorer.

Perhaps the most noticeable interface difference from IE is the addition of a customizable search bar built into the Firefox menu bar. Although Google, Yahoo, and others offer plug-in search bars for Internet Explorer, the Firefox search bar is much more flexible, allowing you to add not only other search engines but Amazon.com, eBay.com, Dictionary.com, and even IMDB.com.

Features of Mozilla Firefox

Firefox does not reinvent the browser, but it does provide technical enhancements that make Web browsing faster, safer, and easier. Like Internet Explorer, Firefox includes built-in controls to block pop-ups.

One major interface difference is Firefox's tabbed browsing feature, which lets you open several Web pages within a single browser window. Quickly move among pages by clicking the tabs at the top of the window. Compare that to IE, in which you must open several instances of the Microsoft browser, each requiring system resources. So viewing multiple Internet pages in IE can tax your computer, while tabbing through multiple pages within Firefox will not. Tabbed browsing is also available in the Apple Safari and Opera browsers, but not in Internet Explorer.


Once you subscribe, you can read RSS-based headlines directly from your bookmarks.

Another nice feature is a built-in RSS reader. In other words, Firefox delivers automated updates of news or blog content from sites that you subscribe to in advance. Internet Explorer offers no such beast. Mozilla calls these RSS feeds Live Bookmarks because the content is dynamic. With Live Bookmarks in place, we were able to read the latest headlines from sites such as News.com, Slate.com, and Slashdot.org. There are third-party RSS readers that work with IE 6.0, but it's nice to have this functionality built into your browser.

Firefox is more secure than Internet Explorer, in part because most criminal hackers look for holes in the industry leader--that's just efficient business. But there are also several structural differences that make Firefox an inherently more secure browser. First, Firefox doesn't support VBScript and ActiveX Controls, which are often the source of attacks and vulnerabilities within IE. Unfortunately, the lack of ActiveX support also affects the performance of some Web sites. For example, the pop-up menu at Slate.com, a Microsoft site, didn't work within Firefox, but we were still able to navigate the site. Also, while Outlook Web Access did work, some of its features were missing or rendered differently. But at most sites, Firefox worked just as well as IE 6.0.

Another difference from Internet Explorer is in how Firefox handles secure Web sites, such as e-commerce or online banking sites. When visiting a secure site, Firefox highlights the address bar's URL in yellow and shows the Lock icon. If you click the Lock icon, you can review the site's security information and decide whether to continue. The domain name of the site you are visiting is also listed in the right-hand corner of secure windows, so you know the true source of every page. A criminal hacker might be able to spoof the location bar address, but he or she won't be able to spoof this secondary address display. Given all this security, we were still able to log on to secure financial sites, including Citibank.com and Fidelity.com, without any problems.


Extensions such as Chatzilla, an IRC client, can be easily downloaded from within the Firefox interface.

Like Microsoft, Mozilla has developers building helper applications for Firefox. While there are more plug-ins available for Internet Explorer, the Firefox plug-ins, called extensions, are much more varied in nature. For example, Chatzilla is an IRC chat client, Adblock blocks flash advertising from Web sites, and Mouse Gestures lets you navigate using simple mouse movements. There are currently 170 extensions available for Firefox, compared to several hundred plug-ins currently available for Internet Explorer.

Service and support of Mozilla Firefox

During our three-week test period, Firefox didn't crash once, which was encouraging, considering it was still a prerelease version. Firefox is based on open-source code, which is both a good and a bad thing when it comes to getting support. On one hand, hundreds of open-source developers worldwide are working to create new apps and troubleshoot bugs. You can reach many of them through Mozilla's Web site, which features a rich knowledge base of potential problems and fixes, plus numerous message boards where experts can answer your tech-support problems. For example, we had difficulty using Launch.com with Firefox, and after consulting the message boards, we were able to identify the problem quickly. Mozilla can also connect you with real-time chats. Unfortunately, telephone support from Mozilla costs $39.99 per incident. Microsoft charges $35 per incident for both e-mail and telephone technical support.

Free Files

Episode 122
Keybreeze
windows

Keybreeze is a small, command-line toolbar that’s only visible when you are using it. You can activate it by pressing a hotkey on your keyboard. Then you can type keywords to open files, folders, and websites. Keybreeze comes with over a hundred preset keywords, and you can easily make your own. You can also type commands to search the Internet, look up a word in a dictionary, check the weather, activate the screensaver, create a note, or shut down your computer. Keybreeze commands can be configured to perform more advanced options, such as automating your repetitive computer tasks, inserting custom text into a document, or changing the display settings of a window.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

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Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 Elite

By STEVE TILLEY

It's been one of the worst-kept video game secrets of the past month, and this week Microsoft finally confirmed the rumours swirling around the Internet to be true: a new Xbox 360 model is on the way.

Dubbed the Xbox 360 Elite, the third version of the game console will be jet black in colour, boast a 120 GB hard drive (versus the standard Xbox 360's 20 GB drive) and have an HDMI output jack and cable, allowing it to take advantage of the highest resolution available on current high-definition TVs.

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Due in Canadian stores on May 4 for $549 -- $50 more than the so-called premium Xbox 360 and $150 more than the Xbox 360 Core -- the Xbox 360 Elite "is aimed at the consumer who was waiting to see all the console offerings presented by all the competitors," said Xbox Canada's Craig Tullett.

"They want something that is in their minds the best of the best."

But the impending arrival of the Xbox 360 Elite hasn't been met with universal praise, even from among some of the Xbox faithful on Internet forums. Some Canadian fans are pointing out that the Elite is the same price as the entry level PlayStation 3 model but lacks the PS3's built-in high-definition, high-capacity Blu-ray disc drive.

Others are bitter that they recently bought an Xbox 360 without having any inkling that a better model of the game console was on the way for just $50 more.

The Xbox 360 Elite's controller and headset will also be black in colour, and black versions of most Xbox 360 accessories will be available in stores when the new console goes on sale.

For those who want to upgrade their current Xbox 360, the 120 GB hard drive will be sold separately for $209, but existing Xbox 360s will not have an option of being upgraded to support HDMI output.

Canadians will also be unable to fill that roomy hard drive with the same selection of movies and TV shows that their counterparts in the U.S. enjoy via downloads from the popular Xbox Live Video Marketplace.

Microsoft says they're committed to bringing the currently U.S.-only Video Marketplace to other countries but that no timetable has yet been established for its availability in Canada.

Friday, March 30, 2007

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Microsoft Office 2007

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Instant Search helps you to quickly find items in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. The Instant Search pane is always available in Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, Folder List, and Journal. This article focuses on finding messages in Mail. However, you can use the same search techniques to find any Outlook item.

What do you want to do?


Enable or disable the Instant Search feature

Enable Instant Search

Instant Search requires certain Microsoft Windows search components in order to function. When you start Office Outlook 2007, if you don't already have the Windows Desktop Search component installed on your computer, a dialog box will display prompting you to download the software. If you download the software, you must restart Outlook in order for Instant Search to function.

Note Windows Vista includes Windows Desktop Search, so if you are using Office Outlook 2007 on a computer that runs Windows Vista, Instant Search is enabled automatically and there are no prompts.

If you don't enable Instant Search, you can still search but search performance and functionality will be limited. Click here to enable Instant Search displays below the Instant Search box in case you want to enable Instant Search later.

Instant Search pane

Disable Instant Search

To not get prompted to download the Windows Desktop Search component, do the following:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click Other, and then click Advanced Options.
  3. Under General settings, clear the Show prompts to enable Instant Search check box.

    Note This check box does not appear if your computer runs Windows Vista or if your computer runs Microsoft Windows XP and you have already installed the Windows Desktop Search component.

To disable Instant Search if the Windows Desktop Search components are already installed on your computer, clear the check boxes under Index messages in these data files in the Search Options dialog box. For more information, see Change the Instant Search options. Clearing the check boxes disables search functionality, but does not remove the Instant Search pane.

Important Disabling Instant Search prevents you from using the Windows Desktop Search query syntax. You can, however, use Advanced Find as in earlier versions of Outlook. To use Advanced Find, on the Tools menu, point to Instant Search, and then click Advanced Find, or just press CTRL+SHIFT+F.

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Find a message

To find a message, do the following:

  1. In Mail, select the folder that you want to search in.
  2. In the Instant Search box, type your search text.
    • Messages that contain the text that you typed are displayed in the Instant Search Results pane with the search text highlighted.

      Note By default, it is not necessary to click the Search button Button image to start the search. The Search button is enabled only if you have cleared the Display search results as I type when possible check box in the Search Options dialog box. For details, see the last section in this article called Change the Instant Search options.

    • To narrow your search, type more characters.
  3. To widen your search to include all folders in Mail, at the end of the search results, click Try searching again in All Mail Items.

    Alternatively, in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.) under Mail Folders, click All Mail Items or press CTRL+ALT+A.

    Search Results

    Callout 1 Click the folder to search in.

    Callout 2 Type your search text in the Instant Search box.

    Callout 3 Messages that contain the text that you type appear in the results with search text highlighted.

    Callout 4 Click to clear the Instant Search box and start a new search.

    Callout 5 Click to widen your search to all folders in Mail.

For examples of how to find exactly what you are looking for, see the section Tips for narrowing your search using search query syntax in this article.

Notes

  • To return the insertion point to the Instant Search box, press CTRL+E.
  • After you’ve performed a search and then located your mail in the results list, you can clear the search and Outlook will keep you on the last item you selected.
  • Attachments are searched but search results from attachments are not highlighted.

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Add more search criteria

You can make your search more focused by adding criteria as follows:

  1. In the Instant Search pane, click the Expand the Query Builder arrow.

    Instant Search pane

  2. To add more search criteria, type your search text in the From, Body, Subject, or To lines.

    Add Criteria

  3. To display more search fields in the Query Builder, click Add Criteria, and then select the search fields you want from the list.
  4. Tip You can also delete search fields in the Query Builder by clicking Remove in the list of search fields.

  5. Enter your search criteria in the new search fields.
  6. Notice that as you enter criteria for the search fields, the Instant Search box displays your criteria as search query syntax. The syntax includes the search criteria followed by a colon, and then the criteria value that you entered, as shown in the illustration below. As you become more familiar with the search query syntax, you can type your query in the Instant Search box instead of using the search fields.

    Instant Search pane

  7. View the search results in the list below the Instant Search pane.

Notes

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Tips for narrowing your search using search query syntax

The following table shows examples of searches you might find useful. The search query syntax, available when the Instant Search feature is enabled, follows this basic form: keyword:your search criteria value.

For example, from:bobby

You can also use logical operators AND, NOT, OR, <, >, =, and so forth to refine your search, and these are noted in the table. Logical operators must be typed in uppercase letters.

Note The search query syntax is created automatically and displayed in the Instant Search box when you use the Query Builder described in the previous section.

Type this To find this
bobby Items containing bobby, BOBBY, BoBby, or any other combination of uppercase and lowercase letters. Instant Search is not case sensitive.
bobby moore Items containing both bobby and moore, but not necessarily in that order.
bobby AND moore Items containing both bobby and moore, but not necessarily in that order. Note that logical operators such as AND, NOT, and OR must be in uppercase letters.
bobby NOT moore Items containing bobby, but not moore.
bobby OR moore Items containing bobby, moore, or both.
"bobby moore" Items containing the exact phrase bobby moore. Note the use of double quotes so that the search results match the exact phrase within the quotes.
from:"bobby moore" Items sent from bobby moore. Note the use of double quotes so that the search results match the exact phrase within the quotes.
from:"bobby moore" about:”status report” Items sent from bobby moore where status report appears in the subject line, body, and attachment contents. Note the use of double quotes so that the search results match the exact phrase within the quotes.
hasattachment:yes Items that have attachments. You can also use hasattachment:true to get the same results.
attachments:presentation.pptx Items that have attachments named presentation.pptx or if the attachment contains presentation.pptx within its contents.
subject:"bobby moore" Items whose subject contains the phrase bobby moore.
subject:bobby moore Items with bobby in the subject line and with moore anywhere else in the document.
cc:"bobby more" Items in which the display name bobby moore is on the Cc line.
cc:bobbymoore@contoso.com Items in which the e-mail address bobbymoore@contoso.com is on the Cc line.
bcc:bobby Items in which bobby is on the Bcc line.
messagesize:<10> Items whose size is less than 10 kilobytes. Note the use of the "less than" comparison operator (<).
messagesize:>5 MB Items whose size is larger than 5 megabytes. Note the use of the "greater than" comparison operator (>).
received:=1/1/2006 Items that arrived on 1/1/2006. Note the use of the "equals" comparison operator (=).
received:yesterday Items that arrived yesterday. Instant Search also recognizes the follow date values:
  • Relative dates: For example, today, tomorrow, yesterday
  • Multi-word relative dates: For example, this week, next month, last week, past month, coming year
  • Days: Sunday, Monday ... Saturday
  • Months: January, February ... December
received:last week Items that arrived last week. Note that if you run this query again a month from now you will obtain different results because it is a time relative query.
due:last week Items that are flagged for follow up a due date.
messagesize:tiny Items whose size is less than 10 kilobytes
messagesize:small Items whose size is between 10 and 25 kilobytes
messagesize:medium Items whose size is between 25 and 100 kilobytes
messagesize:large Items whose size is between 100 and 500 kilobytes
messagesize:verylarge Items whose size is between 500 kilobytes and 1 megabyte
followupflag:follow up Items that are flagged for follow up.
messagesize:enormous Items whose size is larger than 5 megabytes
hasflag:true Items that are flagged for follow up.
from:bobby (received:1/7/05 OR received:1/8/05) Items from bobby that arrived on either 1/7/05 or 1/8/05. Note the use of parentheses to group the dates.
received:>=10/1/06 AND received:<=10/5/06 Items that arrived between 10/1/06 and 10/5/06.
received:>10/1/06 AND received:<10/5/06 Items that arrived after 10/1/06 but before 10/5/06.
sent: yesterday Items that you sent yesterday.
to:bobby Items that you sent to bobby when you are searching in the Sent Items folder.
read:no Items that have not been read. You can also use read:false to get the same results.
subject:status received:May Items received from anyone during the month of May (any year) where the subject contains status.
startdate:next week subject:status Calendar items next week where the subject contains status.
is:recurring Calendar items that are recurring.
organizer:bobby Calendar items where bobby is the organizer.
category:business Items that are categorized as business.
firstname:bobby Contacts that contain bobby in the First Name field.
lastname:moore Contacts that contain moore in the Last Name field.
nickname:bobby Contacts that contain bobby in the Nickname field.
jobtitle:physician Contacts that contain physician in the Job Title field.
pager:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Pager field.
businessphone:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Business Phone field.
homephone:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Home Phone field.
mobilephone:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Mobile Phone field.
carphone:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Car Phone field.
businessfax:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Business Fax field.
homefax:555-0100 Contacts that contain 555-0100 in the Home Fax field.
businessaddress:(4567 Main St., Buffalo, NY 98052) Contacts that contain 4567 Main St., Buffalo, NY 98052 in the Business Address field. Note the use of parentheses to enclose the address.
homeaddress:(4567 Main St., Buffalo, NY 98052) Contacts that contain 4567 Main St., Buffalo, NY 98052 in the Home Address field. Note the use of parentheses to enclose the address.
businesscity:buffalo Contacts that contain buffalo in the Business City field.
businesspostalcode:98052 Contacts that contain 98052 in the Business Postal Code field.
street:(4567 Main St) Contacts that contain 4567 Main St in the Business Address Street field. Note the use of parentheses to enclose the address.
homestreet:(4567 Main St) Contacts that contain 4567 Main St in the Home Address Street field. Note the use of parentheses to enclose the address.
birthday:6/4/1960 Contacts that contain 6/4/1960 in the Birthday field.
webpage:www.contoso.com Contacts that contain the URL www.contoso.com in the Web Page Address field.

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Reuse a recent search

Outlook displays up to 10 of your most recent searches.

  • In the Instant Search pane, click the arrow, point to Recent Searches, and then select the search that you want from the list.

    Search pane

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Include data files in searches

By default, Office Outlook 2007 includes the following data files in a search of All Mail Items:

You can, however, select any data file to be included in searches.

All Mail Items

Important Choosing which data files to include in searches applies only to a search of All Mail Items that searches across one or more data files.

Choose which data files to include in searches

Do the following:

  1. In Mail, in the Navigation Pane, click the arrow in All Mail Items.
  2. Select the name of the data file that you want to include or exclude in your searches.

    For example, your POP3 account might be for home and personal e-mail messages only, so at work, you want to search only your work e-mail account. In that case, clear the My Home E-mail check box to exclude it from being searched.

    Another example of a data file that you may want to exclude from a search is a large archive folder.

    As a third example, you might work at a legal firm and keep information about each of your cases in different .pst data files that you keep open. If you are working on a specific case, you might not want .pst files for the other cases to be included in searches related to the specific case.

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Change the Instant Search options

To change the Instant Search options, do the following:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Instant Search, and then click Search Options.

    Alternatively, click the arrow in the Instant Search pane, and then click Search Options on the menu.

  2. Choose the options that you want:

    Indexing

    • Index messages in these data files Select the data files that you want Outlook to index for searches.
    • Prompt me when search results may be incomplete because messages are still being indexed This option is selected by default. Outlook displays a message in the Instant Search pane when showing all search results is delayed because Outlook is not finished indexing all messages in the data files selected. Clicking the message opens a dialog box that shows how many items remain to be indexed. Clear the check box if you don’t want to see those messages.
    • Search

    • Display search results as I type when possible This option is selected by default. Clear this check box if you don't want the search results to be displayed as you type. For example, you might not want to see any search results until you press ENTER or click the Search button. The Search button Button image is enabled only if you clear this option. You might also want to clear this check box because the search results are not displayed as fast as you would like.
    • Make searches faster by limiting the number of results shown This option is selected by default. When your search returns an extremely large number of results, Outlook will limit the number that are shown to speed up search and show you the most recent items. Outlook displays a message in the Instant Search pane alerting you to this limitation. You can click the message to open a dialog box and see all of the results.
    • Highlight the words that I search for This option is selected by default. Clear this check box if you don't want your search results to be highlighted. If you want to change the color of the highlight, click Change, and then select a color in the Color dialog box.
    • Deleted Items

    • Include messages from the Deleted Items folder in each data file when searching All Items This option is not selected by default. Select this check box if you want to include deleted items in your searches when doing a search in All Mail Items.