Did you know that you can speed up searches in Windows 8.1 by typing part of the name to launch an application? For example, you can type c p to access the Control Panel.
This works for a number of different applications in Windows 8.1. Here's a brief list of applications. But don't just use these, try it with any application in Windows 8.1 and it will help you speed up your searches.
w m d = Windows Media Player
wi d = Windows Defender
n c s = Network Connection Settings
c p = Control Panel
pc s = PC Settings
t o y = Turn Off Your PCGhacks