1. DRAG DROP TO WINDOWS START MENU SEARCH BOX: On Windows 7, I’d like to be able to drag selected text from any application (word, browsers etc) and drop it into the Windows Search Box (in Start Menu). When I try this, I select and drag the text, hover over the start button to open it and drag the text to the Search Box, but a ‘circle with slash’ icon appears, blocking me from dropping the text.
2. DRAG DROP TO TASKBAR SEARCH ICON: Also, to expand on this idea, I think this would be even handier - to be able to drag the selected text and drop it on a 'search' icon on the taskbar. That would automatically do the search in a) Windows Start Menu Search Box (and automatically pop open the start menu to show the results!) or b) Windows Search Window (and automatically open the results).
3. CONTEXT MENU ITEM TO SEARCH FOR WORD: [ETA] I've just thought another way to conduct the search would be by highlighting the word and right-click context menu will show a menu item for "Search with Windows Search". Then automatically do the search on that word and display the results.
[Bonus, would be if I could search with a "Saved Search" in Windows Search Window (you can save the folders you want to search. Just discovered it!) ]
Does anyone think this could be achieved at all? Or is there a script that already exists for it?
I’d really appreciate any help, even if you have some tips on how to go about it (if it’s indeed possible).