Is there a way I can change SP to always append a * to the end of every search?

We're using the Online version (tied in with O365), and it has been requested that we have every search be a wildcard search by default. I found walkthroughs for SharePoint 2010, but the interface and menus have changed in 2013.


You can edit the Search Results Web Part. Then from the web part properties, click on Change Query.

Now in the popup modal window, click on "Advanced Mode".

In Query text, you can use {SearchBoxQuery}*

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  • When I click Web Part Properties from the Search Results page, I don't see "Change Query" anywhere in the Web Part window - Is there another way to get there? – rle10dre Dec 3 '14 at 19:58
  • Can you see Search Criteria? – Amal Hashim Dec 3 '14 at 20:03

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