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How to Change Color of Cortana Search Box to White 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 change the color of the Cortana search box to white when set to show a search box on the taskbar instead of an icon.

The default color of the search box will be a faded version of the color you selected to show on the taskbar.

This tutorial will how you how to change the color of the Cortana search box on taskbar to white for your account in Windows 10.

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The downloadable .bat files below will modify the Current and RotateFlight DWORD values to 0 in the registry key below.

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

The downloadable .bat files below will also add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

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

Value DWORD

0 = Default search box color
1 = White search box color


EXAMPLE: Default and white Cortana search box on taskbar
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Name:  white_search_box.png
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Here's How:

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


 2. To Use White Cortana Search Box Color

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

White_Cortana_Search_Box_Color.bat

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 3. To Use Default Cortana Search Box Color

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

Default_Cortana_Search_Box_Color.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