1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2014
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    Windows 10 Home - Search Function in the task bar

    I just did the upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10 - overall pretty seamless given what could have gone wrong- I was lucky this time. Some minor annoyances , but overall pretty good.

    On the task bar search, about an hour ago, I know it was searching the web as I typed in a web address and it took me there....but now, suddenly, its only searching my local machine. I must have inadvertently changed something. that affected this. Where is the setting to get it back to the way it was so I can search the web?.

    I know did change my default Edge search engine from Bing to Google...would that have affected the task bar search function?

    I also turned Cortana off - did that affect it??

    Many thanks.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2014
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home

    Ahhh figured it out. In order to search the web from the task bar, Microsoft forces you to 1) use Bing 2) turn Cortana on and 3 ) agree to some interesting terms on its collection of personal data. I think I'll pass on all that for now.
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