Windows Vista is obscene. Down right obscene. There is no way around this, and there is no easy way of saying it. Euphemisms have no place in Windows Vista as the operating system is
hardcore, well, to the core. Vista simply has a filthy mouth! Truly filthy, or at least a filthy Start Menu. Let me explain.
Microsoft has restlessly touted the various new technologies introduced in Windows Vista. The new search capabilities of the operating system are among the most applauded evolutions of Vista. The search box made an integer part of the Vista Start Menu promises to instantly find what you need. And the fact of the matter is that there is little limit to what you can find.
Microsoft's vision of the Windows Vista Instant Search is delivering enhanced desktop search. How advanced? Well Microsoft revealed that Vista search supports advanced queries and contextual searches. That "contextual" didn't sound right did it? Well... if you have already clicked on the image included herein, then you know where I'm going with this.
"From the more efficient and comprehensive Start menu in Windows Vista, you can find virtually anything on your PC with fast-as-you-can-type performance. As you type, Windows Vista instantly searches file and application names, metadata, and the full text of all files, and it displays the search results organized by the type of asset-Programs; Favorites/Internet History; Files, including documents and media; and Communications, including e-mail, events, tasks, and contacts," reads the description of the Vista Instant search feature.
If you enter "control s**t", "control f****r" and "control motherf****r" Vista Instant Search will initially locate the Control Panel, but then will highlight your complete search, no matter how obscene. However, when you attempt to execute the highlighted item, Vista does exactly nothing, even though on mouse hover the operating system displays the data corresponding to the Control Panel.