You can configure Window 8.1 to automatically display the App view (instead of the Start Screen) each time you press the Windows key. To enable this feature:
- Right-click on the Taskbar > Properties.
- Go to the Navigation tab.
- In the "Start screen" section, check "Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start".
As from now, each time you tap on the Windows key, the App View
will be displayed (instead of the StartScreen):
When you make a search in App view, Windows will search everywhere. If you want to restrict the search to apps only, simply uncheck:
- Search everywhere instead of just y apps when I search from the App view.
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