Search for anything, anywhere

Applies to: Windows 10

Search Windows and the web from the taskbar to find help, apps, files, settings—you name it. You can also get quick answers from the weblike weather, stock prices, currency conversion, and much more—and get to websites faster by using links in the preview pane.

Pick up where you left off in Search home. Just tap or click Search  for easy access to your top apps and recent activities.

Windows Search home screen showing recent activities

To get search results from your PC and the web, on the taskbar, tap or click Search , and type what you're looking for in the search box.

Search from the taskbar in Windows 10

To find more results of a certain type, choose a category that matches your search target: Apps, Documents, Email, Web, and more. You can select a category before or after you've started typing.