Article ID : 00020162 / Last Modified : 04/23/2014

How to do a search in the Windows 8 operating system.

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There are different methods that can be used to access the Search function:

  • From the Start screen, just begin typing the name of the file or application. The Search function will open automatically.
  • Press the Windows Logo + Q key combination.
  • Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Search charm.Image

NOTE: If you have upgraded to the Windows 8.1 operating system and have downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 Update, there will also be a Search (Magnifying Glass) icon in the upper right hand corner of the Windows User Interface (UI) Start screen which will also open the Search function.Start screen Search icon