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    Can't find Programs


    Where and how do you access your programs in windows 8. I have been looking all day, and found nothing, if you want to run the disc clean up, I can't find it.

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    If you're using the metro UI, they're in plain sight. Just scroll to the right if you cant see them yet. Otherwise with the standard desktop, they are exactly where they used to be - in Program files or (if you want to uninstall) in Control pane- programs and features.
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    Click image for larger versionWhile in metro UI, click search(just above start in the bottom left corner), on the right side of the screen scroll down to Apps and click.
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    Thanks, got it now. They don't beleave in making it easy.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Just start typing..


    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    Thanks, got it now. They don't beleave in making it easy.
    You can just start typing the name of it in the Start screen. It'll pop up...
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    In addition, here's an "All Apps" shortcut to help while on the desktop.

    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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    I have just downloaded Microsoft Office and I know it is on the laptop as I can open a document from an email attachment. However, if I search for Office on the start screen it is not listed. There is no shortcut icon on the desktop so I cannot use Office. Any idea how I find it and create a shortcut? I am using Windows 8.1
    Last edited by amaclac; 17 Mar 2014 at 14:45.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There should be Office tiles on the All Apps Screen.
    There should be a whole MSO folder there. Click on the 'down' arrow:

    Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 17 Mar 2014 at 15:08. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by amaclac View Post
    I have just downloaded Microsoft Office and I know it is on the laptop as I can open a document from an email attachment. However, if I search for Office on the start screen it is not listed. There is no shortcut icon on the desktop so I cannot use Office. Any idea how I find it and create a shortcut? I am using Windows 8.1
    I have worked it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    There should be Office tiles on the All Apps Screen.
    There should be a whole MSO folder there. Click on the 'down' arrow:

    Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8

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    Thanks for the reply Edwin. It is all about getting to know Windows 8! I had the alphabetical list of apps on the start screen, but didn't realise there were more to the right out of sight! I dragged the navigation bar over and hey presto! there they were!
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