Windows 8 doesn’t have the start menu by default. So, how do we find and launch applications installed on the machine?
If you do want to get the start menu back in Windows 8, follow this post. The default view in Windows 8 is the metro user interface and hence it is a bit confusing to find the applications installed on the machine.
In order to find and execute an application (say Chrome in my case), all you need to do is to tap the windows button which brings the metro UI and just type the application name (Chrome for example). You don’t have to click anywhere or find a search button, just type (trust me ).
That brings the search box for the app automatically and all matching results will be displayed.
Click on the app icon displayed and your application will be launched. Simple, huh?
You can also switch to settings and files view to find whether there is any match for your search. A good example will be internet explorer.