Quick Tip: Customize your Universal Search results in OS6

By Adam Zeis on 2 Feb 2011 01:50 pm EST
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Universal Search Options

If you're a big fan of Universal Search in OS6 you'll know that it can be a valuable tool. Getting to things quicky an easily just by typing a few letters is great. The one thing I didn't like however was that there were tons of results for things I didn't care to see -- like music (since I have none on my device), YouTube, podcasts and bookmarks. I loving using Universal Search, but having extra items show up in my results was annoying at times. Luckily there is an option to customize the search results to your liking. By going to Options > Device > Search you can choose which items to display in your results. Disable whatever you don't want showing up and be more productive when using Universal Search. You can tweak email addresses, YouTube, Google, BlackBerry App World, Facebook and loads more. Happy searching!

11 comments

reddmann1976

I recently upgraded my 9700 with OS6 through the T-mobile BlackBerry Beta Zone program and didn't know you can filter Universal Search. Now that I know this, I love OS6 even more!

OS6 FTW!!!

Marc_Paradise

Or just type "search" on your home screens and click Options -- may be easier for some :)

BiG BaLLA 923

Wow had os 6 forever and had no idea of this! thank you so much

team_leader_alpha1

Great tip, now if you could only set the convenience key to pull up Universal Search!!

aintnoflatlanda

On my Bold 9650 running Newberry theme for OS6 "S" brings up Universal Search

wilsonryanp

if I'm not mistaken, typing a word while on the home screen automatically brings up the search function does it not? No need for a convienance key or shortcut?

NTOAUHRA

Thanks!!!
I've had os6 since the first day it got leaked !!
November 2 !! :P
And just found out about that !!
Thanks Crackberry !!

NTOAUHRA

Thanks!!!
I've had os6 since the first day it got leaked !!
November 2 !! :P
And just found out about that !!
Thanks Crackberry !!

chrismage

sweet thanks for the tip crackberry.

Mr Fun

Nice tip, I wish it would search all the contacts fields not only the name

sva03066

Hi,

I am really disappointed with the Universal Search, as far as it doesn't search inside the memos, at least in my Bold 9780. What I have made in previous blackberrys easily, I can't make now on this supposed so advanced OS.

I only find the memo if I now the memo title. Is this the usual way of searching?