Unexpected Edge quick access seach bar on desktop on boot up?


  1. Posts : 76
    win 10
       #1

    Unexpected Edge quick access seach bar on desktop on boot up?


    Upon booting up and logging into my PC this morning, I was presented with Edge's quick access search bar slap bang in the middle of my desktop. I don't use Edge, and have never enabled it.

    There were two options - 1. OK, got it or 2. Turn off search bar. I did not choose either.

    Instead, I right clicked and chose to Close search bar.

    Shut down PC, powered back up and it hasn't re-appeared.

    Is this just an anomaly and nothing to be concerned about?



    And whilst I'm here, if I cloned my live SSD and booted up the copy SSD on a different machine with different hardware - to run certain antivirus / malware programs (as I don't want to affect my live system), does it have the same effect in terms of finding viruses / malware? Also to run boot-time scans?
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  2. Posts : 8,218
    windows 10
       #2

    Its normal new MS AI search well worth using
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  3. Posts : 43,388
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    This?
    Disable Microsoft Edge Desktop Search Bar at Startup in Windows 10

    There are related tutorials- in the searchable Tutorials section.
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  4. Posts : 76
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Yes, that's the one.

    However, I don't use Edge and have never seen it presented before. And I've certainly not manually enabled it, hence I thought something dodgy was going on. I can understand if it was a recent thing and released with a recent update, but it seems it's nothing new. Bit startled by it this morning.

    What about the cloning of disk and running scans on another machine; is that still effective in finding something (if there was anything)?
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  5. Posts : 43,388
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Thank you for your reply.

    I saw it too today for the first time.

    The tutorials give you ways of disabling it.
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  6. Posts : 8,218
    windows 10
       #6

    It's a fantastic AI search that will answer anything like chatgpt taking the work by storm
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