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Modifying the Desktop Searchbar Shortcut

By default, the keyboard shortcut (hot-key) to open the Desktop Searchbar is a combination of the Windows logo key and the C letter key.

Depending on your Windows version, the default hot-key changes:

You can easily change this change the key combination.

Example: The Desktop Searchbar is installed on your computer and you upgrade the operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 8.x. In Windows 8.x, the Windows logo key+C key combination is reserved to open the Windows Charms panel to search, share, and change settings. The key combination no longer opens the Desktop Searchbar. You can then change the Coveo Desktop Searchbar to Windows logo key+Shift+C, the default for Windows 8.x.

To modify the keyboard shortcut used to open the Desktop Searchbar

  1. Open the Coveo Desktop Integration Package Options dialog box:

    • In Microsoft Outlook, from the menu, select Coveo > Options.

      OR

    • From the Windows taskbar, in the system icon tray, right-click the Coveo Desktop Integration Package icon , and then select Options in the menu.

  2. In the Coveo Desktop Integration Package Options dialog box, click the General tab.

  3. Clear the content of the Hotkey used to open the search bar box.

  4. On the keyboard, simultaneously press the two keys that you want to use as the new keyboard key combination shortcut.

    You can modify this keyboard shortcut for any of the following combinations:

    • SHIFT key and any letter

    • CTRL key and any letter

    • Windows logo key and any letter

    • ALT key and any letter

    Example: If you want the new shortcut to be CTRL and D, you would simultaneously press the CTRL and D keys.

    A valid combination of keys automatically appears in the Hotkey used to open the search bar box when you type it.

    Note: Keys that you press will not appear in the box if they correspond to a Windows reserved keyboard shortcut. In this case, select another key combination.

  5. Click OK to confirm the change.

  6. On the keyboard, simultaneously press the two keys that you selected to validate that the Desktop Searchbar opens.

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