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Where could i find my new installed software

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    Where could i find my new installed software


    At first i'm having trouble in finding the programs after i installed it. Then i found it very hassle when i need to search it to start and type the word that i installed. Is there any way that there's no need for me to search it and move to start screen? Thanks in advance

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    Hello Astorre, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Normally when you install a program, it will automatically pin a shortcut of that program to the far right of your Start screen. You may need to scroll all the way to the right on your Start screen to see it.

    If it doesn't, then you can navigate to the .exe file of the installed program, and "Pin to Start" it to have one.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    if you want to see a farther view of the your start screen, you can use semantic view to zoom out. that way, you can scroll through your start screen faster. it's also helpful for you to quickly move tiles from the far right of the start screen to the left of the start screen.

    Zoom View - In Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8

    with a mouse:
    to zoom out, hold down the <ctrl> key and roll the scroll wheel downward.
    to zoom back to normal view, hold down <ctrl> and roll the scroll wheel up.

    with a touch screen or with a multitouch trackpad:
    to zoom out, do a pinching motion where you bring two fingers closer to each other
    to zoom in, do the motion where you spread your 2 fingers apart

    you can also move groups of tiles really quickly while in semantic view. instead of dragging individual tiles to the left side, put them together in a group and drag the whole group of tiles together.
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    Is there any way that i don't have to go in the start screen to see the programs that I've installed? In a way that i could already see it in my desktop.
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    astorre,

    Some programs may give you an option to create a shortcut on your desktop while installing them. If not, then you could just manually create a shortcut on your desktop from the .exe file of the installed program.
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    Hello astorre,

    If I'm reading your concern correctly, you want to access installed programs from the desktop (without having to go back to the start menu);yes? If that is the case, I would recommend that you download and install one of the freeware or shareware programs that can restore the start button to the desktop. Her's a screenshot of what I use:

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    The program is called Start8 and it can be downloaded here:
    Start8™ for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu
    The above program is free to use for 30 days and then you must pay $4.99 (I think) for a permanent license. Now, there are other free programs out there that work and are good also; however, I think this one was worth the price.

    Good luck.
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    Also you can right click a clear spot on the Start Screen and at the bottom right click on All Apps and it will open another screen where all the programs are listed alphabetically. If you find it there, right click the tile and at the bottom it gives you a list of choices.

    Jim
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    Maybe i was just confused i found it very complicated in finding programs or some other new stuffs, i think i need to explore more the new OS. Though its very entertaining with the new style, and thank you for your reply guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astorre View Post
    Maybe i was just confused i found it very complicated in finding programs or some other new stuffs, i think i need to explore more the new OS. Though its very entertaining with the new style, and thank you for your reply guys.
    Welcome to Windows 8... you initiation is now completed.
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  10. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by norepli View Post
    Hello astorre,

    If I'm reading your concern correctly, you want to access installed programs from the desktop (without having to go back to the start menu);yes? If that is the case, I would recommend that you download and install one of the freeware or shareware programs that can restore the start button to the desktop. Her's a screenshot of what I use:

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    The program is called Start8 and it can be downloaded here:
    Start8™ for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu
    The above program is free to use for 30 days and then you must pay $4.99 (I think) for a permanent license. Now, there are other free programs out there that work and are good also; however, I think this one was worth the price.

    Good luck.


    Thanks Rodney I'll try it and that is what i supposed to mean. If i already install that program that you said can i still go to the start menu with those tiles and etc?
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