Tips and Tricks – Dude, Where’s My App?

Windows 8 has arrived in all of its glory-and with all of its many, many changes. The absence of the Start menu is a particularly frustrating change for most users, who without it are having a great deal of trouble finding their installed applications.

Windows 8 provides the Win+X menu which unfortunately doesn't give you the access to your applications that you're used to with the old Start menu. Instead, to easily find your apps, press the Windows key and the "Q" simultaneously, or right-click an empty part of the Start screen, or swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen, and select "All Apps". A scrolling list of all your installed applications will appear, allowing you to browse through the tiles and find what you're looking for.

For a tip on how to quickly and easily capture a screenshot in Windows 8, click here.

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Dyan has been researching, writing, copyediting, and proofreading articles across a variety of industries since 1998. She further developed her interest and talent for covering technology while working with the guys at DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. Whether writing from scratch, copyediting or simply polishing, Dyan has mastered the art of turning rough copy or a plain idea into an eloquently written piece.