Overview of the Options window
Perform last query when changing category: Reuses the current keywords to carry out a search in a different category.
Select first search result in the result list: Expands the search results list (if it was collapsed) and selects the first matching result automatically.
Display all items when no query is entered: Displays all items in the result section when no keyword is entered in the search box.
Enable query completion: Suggests words based on your search history (applies to Refine fields only).
Enable query correction (Did you mean): Suggests alternatives to misspelled words. This feature only applies to keywords entered in the search box of the Files category.
Show text labels on toolbar buttons: Search category buttons, on the toolbar of the application window, can display icons only, or icons with text labels.
Remember search terms: Remembers the last queries, provided they were typed in the application window (and not the deskbar or toolbar).
Clear search history: Erases remembered search keywords instantly.
Restore Defaults: Resets to default configuration.
This section contains the list of search categories that can be displayed on the toolbar of the Copernic Desktop Search main window. Remember: You cannot search for a particular type of file unless its category, hence the corresponding button, is displayed on the toolbar.
Email indexing settings
This section displays the list of email folders that can be indexed. You can index the entire mailbox, or part of it.
Files indexing settings
This tab displays the list of folders to index (colored icons), and those to exclude (uncolored icons). The first part of the list indicates the name or complete path to each folder to index as well as the types of files to index (Documents, Music, Pictures and/or Videos), under the File Types to Index column. The lower part of the list displays folders to exclude. As excluded folders are never indexed, the File types column displays None for each specified folder.
Other content indexing settings
This section lets you select which Contacts folder to index, if any. The Contacts folder is your email address book and information storage for the people and businesses you want to communicate with.
This section lets you select which Favorites/Bookmarks folder to index, if any. The Favorites/Bookmarks folder contains Web site and Web page addresses that you have bookmarked for quick access on future visits.
This section lets you select which History folder to index, if any. The History folder contains links to Web sites and Web pages visited in previous days and weeks.
Show the deskbar: Adds the deskbar to the desktop.
Use this shortcut to search from the deskbar: The key combination places the cursor directly into the search box of the deskbar.
Use this shortcut to open the main window: The key combination opens the application's main window.
Display X results per category (All only): Sets the number of results that will be displayed in the deskbar window. This setting applies to the All category only.
Web search engine
Set Copernic as default Internet Explorer search engine: Sets Copernic as the default search engine for the Address bar and the Instant Search box in Internet Explorer.
Set Copernic as default Firefox search engine: Sets Copernic as the default search engine for the Address bar and the Instant Search box in Firefox.
Default desktop search (Vista SP1 only)
Always check if Copernic Desktop Search is the default desktop search program: Performs a check when the main window is opened to see if Copernic Desktop Search is set as your default desktop search program under Windows Vista SP1.
Indexing & performance settings
On the fly indexing
New and modified files (requires Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT): Adding or modifying a file will trigger immediate re-indexing of the particular file.
Received and sent Outlook emails: Receiving or sending an email will trigger immediate indexing of the particular email.
Default schedule : Index is automatically updated every day at midnight.
Custom schedule: Index is automatically updated according to the specified interval.
Off: Index is not updated automatically.
Suspend indexing while I use my computer: In order to save computer resources, by default, the software pauses the indexing process while you use other programs. It will restart indexing after 2 minutes of computer inactivity.
Suspend indexing while computer resources are highly used: By default, Copernic Desktop Search constantly monitors your computer's activity to pause the indexing process when computer resources are highly used by other programs (or processes). This allows Copernic Desktop Search to be "invisible", meaning that it will not impede any other computer activity (yours or another program's), as it will index only when computer resource use is low.
Suspend indexing when computer runs on battery power: Pauses the indexing process to save power resources (applies to portable computers only).
File types to index: This section shows the complete list of multimedia and other file types to index.
Start application when computer starts: Starts the application when you log on to Microsoft Windows.
Find whole words only: Relevant documents must always contain whole words.
Search as you type: Filters results as you type the query. This applies to any search box of the software main window.
Maximum file size for content indexing: By default, CDS does not index documents larger than 50 megabytes. You can modify this limit at your convenience. If you deactivate this option, the software will index documents of all sizes.
Enable logging: Stores indexing information in a log file for customer support purposes.
Show tooltips in the result list: Displays search results details in a tooltip.
Expand groups of search results: Shows the header for each group of search results and all items included in the group.
Index location: Indicates the complete path to the folder that contains index files.
Clear index and reindex all: Deletes the existing index file and build a new one.
Change (button): Modifies the location of the index folder