Can I Filter The Search Results In The Windows 8.1 Search Feature?

Last Update date : 2014.09.06

Changing Search Filter in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, performing a search on the Start Screen will not only provide results from your PC, but also from the web.

To control the filtering of these results, follow the steps below:

1. Press the Windows key + C key to open the Charms menu.

    1 + 2

2. In the Charms menu, select Settings.


3. Click on Change PC Settings.


4. Click on Search and apps.


5. In the Search and apps menu, select Search.


6. Under 'SafeSearch' select from one of the following options:


    • Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and video from my web results.

    • Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from my web results.

    • Off - Don't filter adult content from my web results.

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