In trying out Windows 8 preview, I will admit that I have been struggling with the loss of the Start Menu from the last six or so versions of Microsoft Windows®.

If you hit the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Metro Start screen and then start typing the name of the program you are searching for such as “PDF”, Windows 8 will bring up a list of programs (and Windows apps) with names that start with PDF. I you do not see what you are looking for, then hit the Esc(ape) key to bring up every program installed with folder name grouping similar to the old Windows Start menu.