The wealth of search options in Windows 8 is “impressive; however,
you might prefer not to have the Search feature return
results in every category. For example, you might prefer not
to search the Windows Store but to go there from the Store
app on the Start screen to shop. Or you might prefer not to
get video results, especially if you are working on a Windows 8
tablet with a battery that might run down quickly when playing
videos. Setting which apps to include in a search is simple.
Choose Apps for Searching
1 Press Windows logo key+I.
2 Click Change PC Settings.
3 Click the On/Off slider for any app
to control whether Search should
include it in searches.
4 Press the Windows logo key to return
to the Start screen.
Remember that certain apps, such as
Weather and Store, require that you have
access to the Internet to return results. If
you don’t have access, the search feature
will search only your computer hard disk
for matches in apps, files, and settings