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looking to reimplement some old w8 features

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    looking to reimplement some old w8 features


    When I first got windows 8 I found that when in metro if i hit any key it instantly kicked me to search in the charm bar..

    i actually really liked that and have found in updates that has been disengaged.Any way to re engaged that?

    I also was a huge fan of being able to email a link of a current chrome metro page via the charms. recently that has changed so it tries to email a Screenshot of the current metro chrome page instead. any help would be very much aprecated

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Search function on the Metro Start Screen still works for me?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Currently I need to now scroll over to the right till the charm bar pops up and click on the search icon, the initial release of windows 8 had it so that hitting any key on your keyboard (so long as you where in metro) started a search quary.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Hitting any key on your keyboard (so long as you where in metro) started a search query. < That's how it works for me in 8 and 8.1.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    odd not for me any longer.. i have not changed anything since i upgraded to 8.1 ;/
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm looking to see if there might be a setting for that, so far no luck.
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looking to reimplement some old w8 features
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