Show filters when clicking Outlook search box
Currently, in Outlook 2016, when you type in the Search Box, a window pops up offering with suggested words/items to search.
A good feature will be to offer, at the top of the list, the option to add the search filter keywords such as From:, To:, Subject:.
Also, if the user clicks inside the search box, Outlook should display the options again. This is important in case you need to modify your filter.
In the examples below, please notice the format:
Filter: (Exact text entered in the search box, including quotation marks if present)
To search for all the mails that have the word friend in the subject, you type the word friend in the search box, and it shows you the following options:
Other suggestions as available in Outlook 2016
Then you just click Subject.
If for some reason you didn’t make a selection, all you need to do is click inside the search box, and the same options above pop up again.
To search for mails from people with the same last name Doe, just type the word Doe, and the search box shows you:
Then you just click From.
To search for long subjects; for example, you type “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” (In this case I put quotation marks.). The search box shows:
From: (“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”)
To: (“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”)
Subject: (“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”)
Then you can make your selection