How to Find Windows 10’s Secret Search Feature

David Pogue

In Windows 10, there’s a whole new Search feature. It works great — once you know the secret.

First, click in the Search box, type in what you’re looking for, and see the top 10 most likely results arranged by category — like Apps, Settings, Documents, Store, or Web. (Just don’t hit Enter, or Windows will automatically launch a Bing search.)

OK, that’s great. But what if you don’t find the thing you’re looking for?

Click the category heading, which will lead you to a new dialog box, where you can see everything in that category. (But with a couple of obvious exceptions: If you click Web, it will launch a Bing search; click Store, and it will launch the Windows Store.) From there, you will very likely find what you’re looking for.

I bet you’re glad I helped you Find that one!