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Is there a way to pin the search app?

  1. #1


    USA
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    Windows 8.1 with Bing

    Is there a way to pin the search app?


    I use it all the time and I can't figure out how to pin it...

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Just use the + S combination keyboard shortcut.
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I just did it as a test. I have the Classic Shell installed on Win8.1 and put the word Search in the Search box then I right-clicked the item with the magnifying glass and dragged it to the Desktop, chose Create shortcut. Then I dragged it to the Taskbar. Don't know that procedure will work otherwise.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Daxter View Post
    I use it all the time and I can't figure out how to pin it...
    As Cliff said, shortcut keys are probably the best for something you use all the time. Alternatively, if you prefer something you can click see the following tutorials. Once you create the Shortcut you can save it somewhere, right-click and select 'Pin to Start'.

    "Search Everywhere" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1

    Search Files Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    "Search Settings" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Search Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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