Smarter Sorting and More Stable Index Engine - Listary beta 🌟

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Over the past month, our team has been dedicatedly focusing on enhancing the stability of the file search window and the underlying engine. In this update, we have significantly improved the sorting algorithm, optimized the rules and efficiency of high-priority settings, and overall, enhanced stability.

For detailed information, please refer to the changelog below:

  • New: Completely reimplemented result sorting. It should feel smarter, more natural, and more reliable.
  • New: Support action hotkeys like Ctrl+Enter in file search window.
  • New: Drag support in file search window.
  • New: Added history support to file search window. After opening a file from the file search window, you can quickly find it again in the launcher by typing just a few letters of its name.
  • New: Added some URL schemas:
    • listary://show-file-search-window
    • listary://show-launcher
  • New: Open file search window when clicking Listary shortcuts if it’s already running.
  • Improved: Improved High index priority sorting.
  • Improved: Improved history stability.
  • Improved: Reduced memory usage.
  • Improved: Redesigned tray right click menu.
  • Improved: Updated Options UI to make it simpler.
  • Improved: Refined Launcher UI.
  • Improved: When typing directly to search in File Explorer, switch to English IME automatically.
  • Fixed: Various index related issues.

For information on previous updates, see the post:

6.3.0 beta is Live — New File Search Window, Updated File Search Engine, New User Documentation

Major File Search Window Update - beta :star2:

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What about the “Open with” function in Listary?
Listary “Open with” function still not working after multiple updates. When I try to use the “Open with” function, it often fails to open the file with the desired application.
I urge you to fix this issue as soon as possible.

Sure, we’ve been working on this for a while.

“Open with” menu is special. It’s not easy to integrate Windows’ into Listary directly, and that’s why we created our own in Listary 5. Things become more complicated with Windows 11’s new designed Open with selector, and we’re still trying to find a good solution with maximum compatibility and usability.


The new page does not display the same information as the old website. Why?