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How Can I Become a Search Master in Windows® 8

October 08, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

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The Metro style interface in Windows® 8 looks very simple, but  it actually hides many substantial features that are very handy. If you learn how to use them, you can save yourself tons of time.

One very useful function of Windows® 8 is search. This basic query box with a confirmation button has been in previous versions of Windows®, but in this latest version it offers various functions. It is easier to use than you may expect. Just three key combinations can help you become a master of search in the Windows® 8 Metro style interface. All three shortcuts are explained below.

Search shortcuts in Windows® 8:

  1. Win key + F
    Press this key combination and your query will be searched only in your computer files.
  2. Win key + Q
    Press this key combination and your query will be searched only in your computer applications.
  3. Win key + W
    Press this key combination and your query will be searched only in your computer settings.

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