Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Switch Google Desktop Search to search desktop by default

I recently installed the latest version of Google Desktop. I found, however, that when searching either from the sidebar searchbox or the Ctrl Ctrl popup box, GD would always select Search Web by default.

This can now be changed using a small registry edit on Windows XP it is:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Deskbar\ change search_type to "Search Desktop"

That's it. Hopefully this will save some of you some time.