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How to Add or Remove Search Glyph in Cortana Search Box 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 add or remove a search glyph to the left of the Cortana search box.

This tutorial will how you how to add or remove a search glyph to the left of the Cortana search box 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 = Add or Remove

RotateFlight DWORD

0 = Add or Remove

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

Value DWORD

0 = Remove
1 = Add


EXAMPLE: Search glyph left of Cortana search box
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Here's How:

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


 2. To Add Search Glyph Left of Cortana Search Box

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

Add_Search_Glyph_Left_Of_Cortana_Search_Box.bat

download


 3. To Remove Search Glyph Left of Cortana Search Box

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.

Remove_Search_Glyph_Left_Of_Cortana_Search_Box.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