How to Search Quickly on Windows 11 (3 Methods)

A few months ago, Microsoft announced its next desktop operating system: Windows 11. The new desktop operating system is now available to users who have joined the Windows Insider program.

If you are a Windows Insider user and use Windows 11, you may have noticed that Microsoft has made a lot of changes to the operating system. For example, before Windows 11, we only have one option to search for files and applications, and that is through the Start menu.

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3 best methods to quickly search in Windows 11

However, Windows 11 offers you multiple options to find applications or files quickly. This article will show you different ways to quickly find applications or files in Windows 11. So, let’s take a look.

1. Pressing Windows key + S

Well, pressing the Windows key + S button together open Windows search. From Windows search, you can quickly search for apps, files, documents, or even the web in Windows 11.

To open Windows search, press the Windows key + S button on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can click search icon on the taskbar to open the Windows search menu.

2. Look in the Windows Start menu

In Windows 11, you can also use the Start button to search for applications, files, and documents. You need to click the Start button once, and when the Start menu appears, start typing your text.

When you start typing your search, the Start menu will transform into the Windows Search menu. Now you can search applications, files, folders and documents quickly.

3. Searching in File Explorer

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 also allows you to search for files within File Explorer. For search for files and folders in File Explorer, first open File Explorer. Later, you can double click on This PC or press the Windows key + E button to open File Explorer.

Now, in the upper right corner of any window, you will find a search bar. You must type your text in the search bar. Give it a little time and Windows 11 will show you a list of all the files and folders found.

You can jump directly to any folder or open files from File Explorer search. That is all! Are you ready.

So this guide is about how to quickly search Windows 11. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends too. If you have any questions related to this, please let us know in the comment box below.

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