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How to Show Cortana Search Box on Top or Bottom in Windows 10

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Searching in Cortana on your taskbar makes it easier for you to search the web and Windows.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946, you can have the Cortana search box show at the top or bottom.

This tutorial will how you how to show the Cortana search box at the top or bottom for your account in Windows 10.

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The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting

Current DWORD

0 = Top and Bottom

RotateFlight DWORD

0 = Top and Bottom

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\0\SearchBoxOnTop

Value DWORD

0 = Bottom
1 = Top


EXAMPLE: Cortana search box
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (top) or step 3 (bottom) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Show Cortana Search Box on Top

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Cortana_SearchBoxOnTop.bat

download


 3. To Show Cortana Search Box on Bottom

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Cortana_SearchBoxOnBottom.bat

download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Run the .bat file.

7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn