How Do I Find an App in Windows 8?

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Finding an app in Windows 8 is something you can do in a few different ways, like through the "Search" box. Find an app in Windows 8 with help from your friends at eHow Tech in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dave Johnson, editor of eHow's Tech Channel. And let's figure out how to search for a program in Windows Eight. In Windows Seven and Windows Vista, there was a little search box at the bottom of the start Menu. And you could just type and find any program that was stored on your computer. Well, it doesn't look like there is search box anywhere in the Start screen in Windows Eight, it's actually there, it's just not obvious. So, let's say, I want to look for a program that isn't visible on the Start screen. All you have to do, is just start typing. So, for example, I want to find the calculators, So, I'll type, C, A, L, C, and I get this display. Look, there's the calculator, I tap it and the calculator runs on the desktop. Now, that's one way to do it, you can also use your mouse, move it over to the right hand side of the screen and move it down, and you get the Search box. Click it, and you can type whatever you're looking for and get a list of Apps. And the interesting thing about this, why you might want to use it, is you might be looking for something that is actually stored here in Settings, or in Files. So, you can actually have three things to choose from. So, for example, let's say, that I wanted to change the brightness of my computer screen. I could just type 'bright' and then, click on Settings. And here is a list of all the Control Panel settings that have something to do with brightness, that's pretty handy. And last but not least, let me point out that you might be using this as a touch device, so it might look like this. You can't just start typing to search for something on the Start screen, because there's no keyboard. So, instead, swipe in from the right, tap Search and then, tap in the Search Box. And now, you can type anything you want, and you'll get search results that you can look between Apps and Settings and Files, just like we did before.

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