Sorry but this is a closed source application so not much to see unless they leak.
I've started using Windows Search 4.0 instead of "search companion" (Windows old file search). Usually you can change the window settings for an application and press the Ctrl key while closing the app and the window settings for it will be preserved. For instance, the window size (normal, maximized or whatever) at closing will then become the default window size for that application. However, nothing I've tried seems to change the default window size for Windows Search 4.0. There has to be a way to set this in the registry as part of the shell extension (shellex) or something similar but I can't seem to locate the keys that apply to Windows Search. Not a life or death problem, but it is annoying.
I had the same problem that obviously nobody cares about on the web.
After a little research I came up with the following solution:
1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER ==> Software ==> Microsoft ==> Windows Desktop Search ==> WW
3. Change value of "wwuserpos" to 1
4. Change value of "wwusersize" to 1
5. Start Desktop Search and set your favorite Window size
6. Save it by CTRL-Close
7. Restart WDS
This one worked for me; hopefully it does on other machines as well.
Sorry, my solution above is crap. "ww" obviously means something like workwindow or so and refers to the preview window in the taskbar. The window position of the main window is stored for some (the latest?) searches, however.
I am installing WDS 2.0 and 3.0 right now trying to find the place where the window position is saved. Hopefully, this feature is still supported in 4.0 ...
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?