Find and organize apps on your Pixel Slate

If you've installed apps from the Google Play Store, the Chrome Web Store, or the web, here are tips for finding apps quickly and organizing them on your Pixel Slate.

Find an app

To search for an app on your device:

  1. In laptop mode: On your keyboard, press the Launcher Launcher key.
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, go to the bottom left corner of your screen and tap the LauncherLauncher .
  2. Type the name of the app you want. The app will show in your search results.

Open an app

In laptop mode:

  1. Press the Launcher Launcher key.
  2. You'll see a list of apps you've used recently. Select the app you'd like to open.
  3. To see all your apps, select Up arrow Up arrow

In tablet mode:

  1. Go to your Home screen. To get there, go to the bottom left corner of your screen and tap the LauncherLauncher .
  2. At the top, you'll see a list of apps you've used recently. Select the app you'd like to open.
  3. All of your apps are on your home screen. Depending on the number of apps, some might appear on a second page. Tap the open circle on the right of the screen to go to the next page.

Use app shortcuts

Some apps offer shortcuts to a specific feature or action within the app.

To see if an app has a shortcut:

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher Launcher and then Up arrow Up arrow.
  2. Right-click or long-press on the app. From the drop-down menu, you'll see if any shortcuts are available.
    • For example: When you right-click on Gmail Gmail, you'll see Compose Compose. When you select Compose, you will go directly to a new email draft.

To use an app shortcut:

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher Launcher.
  2. Start typing in the search box. If a shortcut is available, it will appear just below the search box.
    • For example: When you enter "trending" in the search box, you will see what videos are trending on YouTube.

Organize your apps

Put apps in folders
  • Put apps together in a folder: Drag an app on top of another app.
  • Name a folder: Select the folder and type the name.
Move apps around

Select and hold an app, then drag it to another spot on the same or different page.

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