At the top of the Fred Window you are able to type in any text you are looking for.
The generic search will look for this value in:
When selecting a metadata field, search will be restricted to this metadata field.
When selecting a "Full Text", search will be restricted to searchable content.
Some simple rules to optimize the search result:
The result will be presented in a list view and show all available field values of the selected columns. Again, the list can be sorted by clicking on the column header.
You can open an Alfresco document or folder with a drag and drop of its URL into the search field of Fred.