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Using Windows button + W (searching with 8.1)

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Using Windows button + W (searching with 8.1)


    Hello,

    When I press the windows button + w it opens some sort of search bar. But it's always set to 'Settings' but I want it to always automatically be set to 'All' (I dont know how it's translated into English as my windows is Dutch).

    Basically, I want to be able to even search for programs with the windows button + w shortcut.

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    There are different options depending on how you do it, Win Key + Q should do what you are after

    Windows Key + W is a shortcut to searching the settings
    Windows Key + Q will search everything, including apps

    There is also Windows Key + F which will default to searching for files
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Oh wow, thank you very much.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Glad to hear it worked for you
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Using Windows button + W (searching with 8.1)
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