Windows 8 Store has difficult to find search feature?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • ok, does Microsoft want developers to use their store system? So why don't they make it more straightforward?? Why do I have to GOOGLE to find out how to SEARCH for apps on the Microsoft Store off of Windows 8? Why isn't there a little textbox at the top of the app with a magnifying glass in it?? WHY ISNT ANYONE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS? There should be an OBVIOUS search feature! Someone please fix this!!!!
    Friday, November 9, 2012 4:47 AM

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  • The search function is consistent with searches throughout Windows 8. I do wish Microsoft would include some helpful user hints, but I don't believe it is a failing of the store. It's really about the user base becoming familiar and comfortable with the operating system. The reason there isn't a textbox with a magnifying glass at the top is because that would break their own style guides. The search charm is the primary way to search anything in Windows 8, and as people realize that, it will be less of a perceived problem.

    Author of Alpaca Children's Story Books App for Windows 8

    Friday, November 9, 2012 6:28 PM