Windows 8 - Finding Applications
Searching for ApplicationsSearching for applications in Windows 8 is different than in previous versions of Windows. You can run a search for Windows 8 applications by following these instructions.
Step 1If you are not already in the Start menu, press the Windows key to open it. In the Start menu, begin typing the name of the application you want. A sidebar will appear with a search field. The application(s) matching your search will appear in the main part of the screen.
Finding Applications ManuallyIn addition to running a search, there is a manual way to find applications. You can manually find applications in Windows 8 by following these step-by-step instructions.
Windows 8 App Search 1Press the Windows key to access the Start menu. In the Start menu, right-click an empty space on the screen.
Step 2A bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Left-click "All apps" on the far right-hand side of this bar.
Windows 8 App Search 3You will see a screen like the one in the above image. This is your complete list of applications. You can scroll left and right to find the application you want.
Learn more about Windows 8, the latest Operating System (OS) provided by Microsoft.