Tip of the Week: How to Locate Hard-to-Find Apps in Windows 10
Your workstation has all of the applications that you need to make it through the workday, but sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised by finding a program that you didn’t know was on there. If you’re looking for a specific application, or you just want to see what programs are installed on your workstation, be sure to keep reading for this week’s tip.
The Start menu may have once been absent from the main family of Windows operating systems, but it’s back in Windows 10, and better than ever. With Cortana integration and a built-in search feature, you’ll have no trouble finding exactly what you need, when you need it. We’ll go over some of the ways that you can navigate the Start menu to find your organization’s mission-critical applications in a quick, easy-to-find way.
The first way you can do this is by simply typing for the application that you’re looking for in the Search bar. This is the easiest way to find a specific app, but if you don’t know how to spell it, this might not be the easiest way or the ideal way to find it.
You can also just look through the complete list of programs that are on your computer easily enough. Just click on the Start menu and look in the right column–you’ll see your most used apps at the top, and toward the bottom, you’ll see an alphabetical list of programs on your computer. While you could scroll through these right now, just click on one of the letters in the headings, like A, and see what happens.
You’ll see the alphabet appear, which can be used to find the app that you’re looking for. If you know the first letter of the program, just click on it and you’ll be directed to a list of all programs on your PC that start with that letter. It’s convenient for when you need to find something, but aren’t quite sure where it is.
In general, you can count on Windows 10 to be a big improvement for your organization’s technology infrastructure, whether you’re hoping to improve your user experience or just want to upgrade to the latest operating system.