Friday, February 17, 2017

On Windows 10, get LibreOffice to show up in search box

(another pastebin type entry)

This is to get "LibreOffice" to appear in the search results for "Office" on Windows 10:
1. (After LibreOffice is installed (watch out for the spam)) Go to 
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
2. Find the LibreOffice... folder (maybe rename it so it doesn't have the version number on it)

3. In the folder, rename all the files from "LibreOffice*" to "OfficeLibre*"  You can actually use the console command "ren" for that if you use an admin console.

Rebuild search indexes
4. Open Control Panel, search for "indexing"
5. "Change how Windows searches..."
6. Click "Start Menu", Advanced... Rebuild.
7. Wait a minute, then test.

In future versions of windows, it's likely the tool for rebuilding search indexes will be moved.

Also, next time it would be nice to experiment with creating symlinks with all those alternate names--or maybe just copying them.