Windows 8 tips: fast access to an app.


Today I was talking with my friend Etienne Margraff – also know as Emmanuel – (blog and twitter)and I told him how boring and time-consuming it was to press Win+F to access the search screen on my windows 8 application. Two fingers are too much for me !

Then he gave me a very useful tip to gain in productivity: instead of pressing Win+F, just press the Win key and start typing the name of the app you seek. The search screen will then appear by magic displaying the found results 🙂

The search screen in Windows 8 !
The search screen in Windows 8 !

This is in fact the behavior of Windows 7 start menu but I forgot it :-s ! Maybe because of all this flashy metro tiles !



5 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    15/09/2011 19 h 19 min

    during the keynote it was also mentioned that you could just start typing without pressing any 'windows' key ?! can you confirm?

    • jmix90

      15/09/2011 19 h 22 min

      Hello anonymous 🙂 : You can effectively start typing to launch the search but only when you are inside the start menu. (pressing the win key actually launch it and confirms this behavior )

  2. Anonymous

    15/09/2011 19 h 40 min

    I need to install Windows8 as well 🙂 sounds really cool.

    I picked this one up from Twitter

    from @rschu:
    I guess I’m missing something here. How can I get the Program Menu on the Win8 desktop? Clicking on the Win logo changes to Metro.

    @andrejt: @rschu start typing the name of the app or just press a and backspace (delete). The app list should appear.

    That mentions the behavior i’m referring to, but that seems to work from the win8 desktop, not from the metro view.

Comments are closed.