Search for anything, anywhere
Search your PC and the web from the taskbar to find help, apps, files, settings—you name it.
Use the search box
Enter what you're looking for in the search box on the taskbar. You'll get suggestions and answers to your questions about Windows—and the best search results available from your PC and the Internet.
Search my stuff
After you enter a search term, select Search my stuff to find results for apps, settings, photos, videos, and music across your PC and OneDrive.
Take actions instantly
Action center puts important notifications—from your apps and from Windows—right on the taskbar, along with new quick actions, which get you to your most-used settings and apps instantly.
Select the action center icon on the taskbar to see your notifications and quick actions.
Notifications at a glance
When a notification appears on your desktop or when you view it in action center, expand it to take action without having to open the related app. Don't want to take any action? Just clear the notification.
Make it snappy
Quick actions take you right to the settings and apps you're likely to use often, from Bluetooth to brightness. Open action center to see your top four picks, and expand to see the rest.