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How to customize Windows 8 Search

Description: The following support document explains how to customize your Windows 8 search by selecting which apps are searched through.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + C key together. This will open up the Windows Charms Bar.
    Windows 8 Desktop, Charms
  2. Click Settings.
    Windows 8 Charms, Settings
  3. Click Change PC Settings.
    Settings, Change PC Settings
  4. Click Search.
    PC Settings, Search
  5. At this point, feel free to customize your Windows Search as you prefer by turning on or off which apps you would like searched through.
    Search Customize Settings

Tip: You can further customize your Search history interface by turning on or off the following two features: Show the apps I search most often at the top and Let Windows save my searches as future search suggestions.