Instant file search integration for the Windows taskbar powered by Everything.
EverythingToolbar seemlessly blends into Windows 10 and 11 and adjusts according to your theme settings.
EverythingToolbar reads custom filters previously defined in Everything. To enable this feature, check the
Use Everything filters option in the EverythingToolbar settings. From now on, all filters will be available from the filter dropdown:
Quick access to search flags (match case, whole word, match path and reg-ex) allows you to find your files precisely.
Create custom Open with commands by selecting Rules... in the preferences. By checking the Automatically apply rules based on condition checkbox, matching files/folders will execute the appropriate command based on the type and regular expression field. Leaving the regular expression field empty will never match, but the entry will only be displayed in the Open with context menu of the search results.
- Open EverythingToolbar at any time via a customizable shortcut
- Redirect Start menu search to EverythingToolbar (experimental)
- Drag and drop files to where you need them most
- Quickly preview files thanks to QuickLook integration
- Use custom Everything instance names
|↑/↓||Navigate search results|
|Ctrl+↑/↓||Navigate search history (if enabled)|
|Shift+Enter/Click||Open in Everything|
|Ctrl+Shift+C||Copy full path to clipboard|
|Ctrl+Shift+Enter||Run as admin|
|(Shift+)Tab||Cycle through filters|
|Space||Preview file in QuickLook|
|Win+Alt+S||Focus search box (customizable)|
- Make sure you are running Windows 10 or 11 and Everything ≥ 1.4.1 is installed and running (the Lite version is not supported)
- Install EverythingToolbar using one of the following methods
- Note: For Everything 1.5a the instance name
1.5amust be set in the EverythingToolbar settings.
Recommended for unmodified Windows 11 installations
After installation on Windows 11 the setup assistant will guide you through the setup process
If the setup assistant did not start automatically, search for
EverythingToolbarin the Windows Start menu.
If you want to use the search icon on Windows 10 (not recommended), search for
EverythingToolbar.Launcher.exe, start it manually and follow the setup process.
After installation on Windows 10, activate EverythingToolbar from the taskbar context menu
You will need to open the context menu twice, as EverythingToolbar will not appear the first time.
Windows 11 only: After installation, the search icon setup assistant will start automatically. If you want to use the deskband instead (only recommended in combination with ExplorerPatcher/StartAllback), close the assistant and end EverythingToolbar's background process via the taskbar tray icon.
Adjust size and position after unlocking the taskbar (Demonstration video)
- Open the solution in Visual Studio with .NET Framework 4.7 support
- Disable signing in project properties
- Build project
EverythingToolbar.Deskband(Windows Explorer will be restarted)
- Install the toolbar deskband by running
- Build project
- Search icon:
EverythingToolbar.Launcheras startup project and start debugging
All kinds of contributions (questions, bug reports, pull requests) are welcome! Helping with open issues is greatly appreciated. As a basic rule, before filing issues, feature requests or anything else, take a look at the issues and check if they have already been reported by another user. If so, engage in the already existing discussion.
You can also help by translating EverythingToolbar.