Originally Posted by DoctorOhh
...You could limit your general searches by going to Preferences - Searching and editing the "Columns that non-prefixed searches are limited to" box. I limit my searches to title, authors, tags, series, and publisher. By removing comments you can drastically increase the speed of your non-prefixed searches.
Originally Posted by theducks
I use non-qualified searches all the time and don't see 'Minutes' go by
on a lowly P4 with 4K books in the Library
I do have the setting mentioned by DoctorOhh down to 3 fields
Ah, thanks for reminding me of that! I forgot about that one.
I'd had that turned off for almost a year to force myself to remember to use column lookup names, so when I misspelled a lookup name in search box, or forgot to use the # for a custom column, results took a long time while I couldn't do anything else. So I just turned it on, and limited it to authors, series, title, and #people (alternate author names). Now recovery from those mistakes is much faster!