How to: Find all apps in Windows 8

Where are my apps?

The start screen in Windows 8 will show any apps you’ve “pinned,” sorted and arranged.  But it isn’t going to show every application that’s installed on your computer. How to find all apps on your computer is very easy.  Read on to find out how!

From the start screen, right-click anywhere on the screen that is NOT a tile.  Any blank space will do.  A bar will appear at the bottom of your screen.  In the far right-hand corner is a button that says “all apps” (see the picture above – my desktop is purple, yours might be a different color.)  This is how you find all apps.  Move your mouse down and click the button.

Windows 8 all apps example - all that nerdy stuffOnce the button is clicked, a new screen will appear.  This shows all of your applications.  As you might note from the screenshot to the left, the apps are NOT in alphabetical order.  They are arranged first by what I think of as “individual apps,” which are alphabetized, then in categories such as  Adobe, Microsoft Office tools, etc., depending on what you have installed.  Any app that you have installed will show up here.



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