This article provides instructions on how to locate and open programs and applications in Windows 10.  There are several ways to locate and open programs and applications in Windows 10.

Opening a programme from the All Program List

1  Select the Start Icon from the task bar which is located at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.


2 The start menu will be displayed.


3 To locate a program from the All Program List, scroll through the list.  The list is divided up into three sections:
  • Recently added programmes
  • Most used 
  • An alphabetical list of all programs

4 Some programs may be located in folders. To open a folder select the expander arrow.



5 To open a program, select the program and single click to open it.

6 You can also right click a program, a list of recently opened documents will appear. To open a file, select the file name and single click to open.



Opening a Program from the Tile Pane

 1 Select the Start Icon which is located on the task bar at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

 2 Select the tile from the Task Pane. The programe will open.



Quick Search

1 To locate a program using quick search, select the start Menu and start typing, a text box will appear once you start typing.  The best match will appear at the top of the menu. 

2 Select and single click to open it.


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