Scratch that -- I understand now you were referring to the quick menu/quick launch menu in XP instead of the search bar that Windows 8 brings up when typing Win+q. Color me retarded.
Couldn't you just hit the "Windows" key & type "n" for notepad? Since Windows 8 defaults to a search for the letters entered while at the Start screen, typing "n" should yield the same results as your way.
An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Significant Bits about how the early level design in Super Mario Bros. 3 gradually introduced players to the game without needing something as blatant and obtrusive as a tutorial: "Super Mario Bros. 3 contains many obvious design lessons that are also present in other games, e.g., the gradual layering of complexity that allows players to master a specific mechanic. What surprised me during my playthrough, though, was how some of these lessons were completely optional. The game doesn't have any forced hand-holding, and it isn't afraid of the player simply exploring it at his own pace (even if it means circumventing chunks of the experience)."