How Do I Find an App That Isn't on the Start Screen in Windows 8?

Just because an application isn't on the "Start" screen doesn't mean that it isn't on your computer. Find an app that isn't on the "Start" screen in Windows 8 with help from your friends at eHow Tech in this free video clip.

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Dave Johnson, editor of eHow's tech channel, and let me show you how to find a program that isn't visible on the start screen in Windows 8. Now as you've seen from the start screen in Windows 8 you've got all these groups of tiles that represent apps that you commonly use but what about stuff that you don't use very often? Where is for example, the calculator or Notepad or any of the other things that don't happen to be stapled to the start screen. Actually they call it end. So it's really easy to get to any of these programs that are invisible on the screen. Just take the mouse, right click somewhere that there isn't an app and you get this bar and down in the lower right corner it says all apps. If you click on it, you get all the apps that are installed on your computer and there are small little icons, they look like more traditional icons that you've seen in older versions of Windows. When you find something you like you can just click on it to start it. Well that's great if you just want to browse but what if you have way too many to see, if it's several screens worth. Well once again, just take your mouse, move to the lower right hand corner and it zooms out one more level and you get this alphabetical listing and I know I'm looking for something that starts with a T, so I click on it and it zooms me right to the T section, that's pretty cool. You can also if you have a touch device, you just pinch and it does the exact same thing and then you can tap to go to a particular part. So what if you know the name of the app and you just want to get there even faster? If you don't mind typing, you can go back on the start screen, just type. So let's say I'm looking for the calculator, I can just type calculator and it takes me straight there.

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