We pry open a copy of Microsoft's first public release of Windows 8.
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Check out the new Control Panel as a Metro application. The original Control Panel view is still available. This version doesn't have such functions as the contextual type-to-search function easily available. The only way I found to do that was to search Settings via the main Search menu. It's a real pain. It's the same kind of pain I experienced in the type-to-search issues I described before. Luckily, one way out is just to invoke the classic Control Panel and search there.
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