When you open the Start menu, by pressing the Windows key or by clicking the window image at the bottom left corner, you see a list of all the applications that are installed on your computer and your favorites.
If you want to find an application/program that you haven’t used recently or it is not in your favorites at the right panel, then the easiest way is to start typing the application name. For example, I typed control so I can find the control panel. The picture below shows what it found.
There are six tabs at the top that you can choose how to display the search results.
So, to find an application fast, just press the Windows key on your keyboard and start typing the name of the application.