Finding Apps: How to find programs in Windows 8 using the new Metro search

Preview Find Program_thumb.jpg 1Unlike, earlier version of Windows, there is no Start menu in Windows 8, but still you can find your program either via Start Screen or via Search easily.

Whenever you install a new program, a tile for it is pinned to the Start screen in a new group. In this tutorial, we are showing you how to find programs in Windows 8.

Steps to quickly find programs

1. Step On your start screen you will see the tiles for every program you install. A tile for the installed program is pinned to the Start screen in a new group. Scroll right to see the tiles of the program you have installed.

Start program tiles

2. Step Alternatively, you can also list all the applications / programs you have installed by searching for it. To open the Search, open the Metro desktop by moving your mouse pointer over the lower-left cornor of your screen on Start screen and select Search.

Search find program

3. Step Next, all the applications / programs are listed in alphabetical order in the left pane. Scroll to the right to see the complete programs. You can search programs by typing in the program name into the Search box on the right pane. That are basically the complete steps to find new programs using the Metro search.

Program list


The use of live tiles on the Start Screen of Windows 8 saves users a lot of time. It is recommended that you move tiles on it and add new user tiles for your favorite programs so you can quickly access your most commonly used programs.

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Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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6 Responses to Finding Apps: How to find programs in Windows 8 using the new Metro search

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Charles Smith said:

    I absolutely hate windows 8. I think they just should have made vista better so I could use that instead

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Rachel Anderson said:

    I hate Windows 8. If I wanted stupid apps, I would have bought an iPad instead of a laptop.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    TIffany said:

    This is the most painful transition. Windows 8 sucks. I have a desktop that waste my time looking for programs I had installed. I probably have to buy a stupid app.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Brita said:

    I hate Windows 8, I wish Microsoft would just let us choose which OS we would like to use, I still love XP and Office 2003. It just gets worse each upgrade.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Gregdn said:

    I also hate Win 8. On a desktop it just sucks.

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    BILL said:

    Windows 8 sucks. How can I remove it and downgrade to Windows XP?

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