which program r u using? LW or Bearshare? I know the protocol with LW is to use a minimum of 3 characters for a search & I'd presume the same would be true for BS. Otherwise there'd be a lot of wasted search over the net & G network for searches that don't solve the query (losts of wasted search bandwidth & traffic on the Gnutella network.) Stick to a minimum of 3. Some languages like the asian languages require a smaller search criteria b/c sometimes a single character can mean a separate word or title, etc.