Search the web without a browser
- Select the Search icon on the taskbar to open the search window.
- Select Web in the row of options directly below the search box.
- Type your search and press Enter. Your search results appear on the right side of the Search window. For example, if you search strawberry cake recipe, you see some recipe options on the Start menu.
- Just select which search result you want, and Microsoft Edge automatically opens and shows you that web page.
Quickly find recent files using the Start screen
Here’s a quick solution: You can find a list of the recent files you interacted with using the Start Screen using these steps: Here’s how:
- Click the Start icon on the taskbar.
- On the Start menu that appears, select the More button in the Recommended category.
- A list of files you recently interacted with appears by date and time (with the most recent being first).
- Just double-click the file you want in the list to open it.
View filename extensions in File Explorer
File Explorer is the Windows 11 application for handling and managing files. To move, copy, delete or rename files, start by opening File Explorer.
When managing files, it helps to know what type of files you’re dealing with. No matter how descriptive a filename is, it doesn’t tell you whether the file is a DOC file (a word processing file created in Microsoft Word) or a JPG file (a type of graphics file).
To help identify files, you can tell File Explorer to show filename extensions after filenames. A filename extension is a period followed by a three-letter designation that identifies a file by type. For example, Weekend.doc is a Microsoft Word file; Vacation.jpg is a JPG graphics file.
Follow these steps to attach filename extensions to filenames:
- Open File Explorer.
- Select View on the toolbar. A drop-down menu appears.
- Select [email protected]@–>File Name Extensions.
After you select it, three-letter file name extensions appear after file names. Now you can identify files more easily. You can turn off filename extensions by repeating these steps.