I figured it was much easier to simply press the Windows key, and start typing the name of the app I wanted to launch.
But, somehow - with no apparent reason - the search function because too strict. It no longer found, for example, Blender, until I wrote the full name. Just a few days earlier, Windows found it when I was starting to type ble.
Problem: Windows search doesn't show partial results for app names.
- Open "Control Panel"
- Click "Folder Options" - You can search for it in the control panel search box.
- Click "Search" tab.
- Check the first checkbox - "Find Partial Matches".
Now you'll even be able to find the German phone book - "telefonbuch" without hurting your fingers.