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Taps Windows key + S to open this pane on the side and begin searching. Unlike with Windows 8, you don’t have to specify a target. Your search term turns up apps, settings, and web destinations.
The new behavior of snapped apps will be especially welcome for anyone with a large display. You can arrange two apps side by side on even small screens, and on large displays you can have up to four modern apps of varying widths.
A new look for the Windows 8.1 Store
The revamped Store in Windows 8 is almost unrecognizable. Instead of a horizontal scrolling list of categories, you get spotlighted apps and picks, with selections powered by a smarter back end.