If you’re not a fan of the taskbar search on Windows 11 and Windows 10, and want to do something about it, there’s a new tool you might like. Dubbed the “Everything Toolbar,” the new app was updated to version 1.0 earlier today, adding support for Windows 11. The new release also has features like automatic light and dark mode, promises better performance in some aspects, and more.
You can find the full changelog for version 1.0 below:
- Added support for Windows 11.
- Major code refactoring to allow faster updates for new releases of Windows
- Added option to open system context menu for search results (#269) @nx10
- Added automatic light/dark mode and accent colors (#272) @nx10
- Added support for named instances (#216)
- Improved performance of opening/closing animations (#95)
- Dragging and dropping files from the Everything toolbar now supports tabbing into other applications (#104)
- Enabling search history will now prevent a search term from being cleared (#108)
- Most of the styles are now exposed to the user and can be modified as needed (#147)
- Opening the Everything toolbar will now always close the Start menu (#207)
- Correctly misplaced IME toolbar (#274)
- Fixed Start menu transition not being disabled when hiding the desktop (#305)
- Fixed a rare crash related to corrupted search history files (#238)
- Added an installer icon.
- Lots of improvements under the hood
- Better translations by Crowds 💖
Everything Toolbar Setup Assistant
Find options in the Everything toolbar.
If you’re new to it, here’s a rundown of the features that EverythingToolbar provides:
Light and dark
The Everything Toolbar is seemingly integrated into Windows 10 and 11 and adjusts according to your theme settings.
Custom search filters
EverythingToolbar reads custom filters previously defined in EverythingToolbar. To enable this feature, check
Use Everything filtersoption in the Everything toolbar settings. From now on, all filters will be available from the filter dropdown:
Quick toggle for search options
Quick access to search flags (match case, whole word, match path and reg-x) allows you to precisely search your files.
RegEx-enabled file associations
Customize as you like Open with Commands by selecting Rules… in Preferences. By checking the Automatically apply rules based on condition checkbox, matching files/folders will execute the appropriate command based on the type and regular expression field. Leaving the regular expression field blank will never match, but the entry will only be displayed in Open with Context menu of search results.
EverythingToolbar is compatible with both Windows 10 and Windows 11 and works well with tools like ExplorerPatcher and StartAllBack to give you full desktop integration on Windows 11 as well.
However, keep in mind that this is a third-party application, and everything that this utility is based on was recently exploited to launch ransomware attacks.