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. Your digital agent Cortana will be your guide.


When you select the search box on the taskbar, Cortana will help you find things and get things done. Type what you're looking for, or select the microphone next to the search box if you'd rather say it. (Your PC needs to have a microphone for you to talk with Cortana.) Learn more about Cortana.

Cortana home

Use the search box

Type what you're looking for in the search box on the taskbar. You'll get suggestions and answers to your questions, and search results from your PC and the web.

Search for settings

To find more results of a certain type, select the Find results in icon (above the search box) that matches your search target: apps, settings, documents, photos, web, and more.