Article ID : 00020162 / Last Modified : 03/29/2019Print

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


    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