In the Windows file manager it is simple to find an item in the folder or subfolder: simply push F3 and begin entering part of the file name. All extraneous files disappear and the search narrows with each keystroke as you get more specific. Is there a way to make Directory Opus behave similarly? The way it works for me is that the Find feature opens when using Ctrl-F and then one must enter the target folder (which is not likely to be the one specified in DO) if it is not listed. I am sure the extra features are desirable in some cases but not all. In my case I am editing a number of documents with filenames derived from a part number and the search is much faster than finding it manually.
I've been using DO for many years and this is the only time I recall finding the stock file manager in Windows preferable. For that reason I suspect there is a DO feature I am not seeing.