1.    12 Dec 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 start menu search programs only


    When you open the start menu, is there a way that when you start typing, it displays only programs installed starting with those letters? Or at least show more than just the top 3 options?

    In windows 8.1 you could have just your programs displayed, and typing would only search through those. (maybe there is also an extension to bring that back?)
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  2.    12 Dec 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by astro10 View Post
    When you open the start menu, is there a way that when you start typing, it displays only programs installed starting with those letters?
    I don't know of a way to search by first letter only. The parameter in File Explorer would be something like program:~<p (with p being the first letter in this example), but that doesn't work in the Start Menu.

    Or at least show more than just the top 3 options?

    In windows 8.1 you could have just your programs displayed, and typing would only search through those. (maybe there is also an extension to bring that back?)
    Click on 'Apps' to display more search results for installed programs, then 'See All' on the top-right if required. Indexing needs to be on.

    Alternatively you can click 'Search My Stuff' at the bottom, then select 'Apps'.

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  3.    12 Dec 2015 #3
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    You could try Classic Shell, it has a customizable search box.
    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements


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