You can now look through your downloaded apps in the Microsoft Store with the new search box

The option was spotted in Windows Insider.

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If you ever found yourself endlessly scrolling down through downloaded applications in the Microsoft Store, annoyed at the fact that it takes you so long to get to the one app that you need, you’ll be pleased to find out that Microsoft is introducing a search box on the Library page of the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 beta testers.

This handy feature is designed for easy app management, so you can quickly find any app you have downloaded previously.

Microsoft Store has been freshening lately, bringing in things like “installers for web” to enhance users’ interactions with it. However, many people found one thing puzzling about the Library page: it lacked a basic search function. In this time when we can easily locate a needle in a digital haystack, why was such an elementary feature not included?

The popular @PhantomOfEarth noticed this update on social media platform X. This game changer for people like us who enjoy maintaining order and effectiveness in their digital lives. If you are not acquainted with the Library page, it is where all your app procurements from the Microsoft Store reside. You use this to upgrade applications, add fresh ones, or reinstall the ones you already used.

But there’s a twist: not everyone may see this update yet. Microsoft is doing a trial run by launching different types of OS to different user groups in the Canary channel. Thus, if you are eagerly looking at your Library page and do not observe the search box, do not worry—it could be just a matter of time before it becomes available.

Also, if you assume that a search box is a solitary surprise that Microsoft Store provides, reconsider. The Redmond-based tech giant also recently made Microsoft Store faster by an enormous 40%. Yet another reason to start using this app more frequently.

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