Windows 10: Windows key search never returns applications

  1.    16 May 2015 #1

    Windows key search never returns applications

    Hey all,
    I cannot figure this one out.
    In the past I have used the windows key and then would type the name of the application and it would find it and I could run it that way.
    However, with Win10 that appears to have vanished. I only get options to search the web.
    Anyone have a solution for this?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       16 May 2015 #2

    In Win7 pressing the Windows key brought up the Start menu with its Search box, not present on Win10 Start menu. However, one can use the Windows key + the R key to bring up the Run box to type a name in, just checked it by typing in Firefox and it opened the browser just fine, maybe a tad slower than clicking the icon.
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  3. caperjack's Avatar
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       16 May 2015 #3

    I can search and open apps with ,,,windows key + S
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  4.    17 May 2015 #4

    caperjack said: View Post
    I can search and open apps with ,,,windows key + S
    Unfortunately it doesn't work for me.
    I know there are apps that are installed (even ones I installed in the last day) and they do not show up either with the windows key or the win+s combo.

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