Windows 10: Help to stop windows 10 search box constantly popping up
I'm having the same issue as well. I've got a HP Pavillion n297sa laptop, upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on the 29th. The problem only ever occurs when I'm using two-finger scrolling and more often than not occurs when I'm scrolling down. So far it only seems to be limited to scrolling on web pages.
Anyone found a solution for this yet?
Registered here specifically to say thanks for this. I had the same problem too, mainly when scrolling using two fingers. Turns out I was just being clumsy. At last I can stop swearing at Cortana!
Thank you very much scd4f
Yes, I agree! I went and tested scd4f's theory and it is exactly the problem. I suppose like davehx, I, too, was just accidentally hitting the touch-pad with an extra finger while scrolling. Glad to have this problem solved.
Big thanks to scd4f!
While search is activated by three-finger tapping, disabling three-finger tapping doesn't seem to disable three-finger tapping for the search bar...problem still there and the search continues...
Last edited by ThatOneGuy; 04 Aug 2015 at 16:39.
I'm having a similar issue but it only really crops up when I'm in a full screen game or app.
Task bar pops up and goes on top of everything else....it's freaking annoying.
I think there is a button somewhere doing it will disable a few things and see what happens tonight.
For some reason my touch pad settings revert to the default setting whenever I shut down or restart my computer. Turning the 3 finger tap function off has completely fixed the problem for me but I have to go into my touch pad settings when I restart or shutdown and turn the 3 finger tapping function off each time. It's annoying to have to do this when my computer comes on but it's better than having the search/Cortana box pop up constantly. I read on another forum that the newest driver for the Synaptics Touch Pad doesn't work well with Windows 10 so that may have something to do with it.
good man edwin, not that this bothers me as I did that as soon as I found the switch!
I've installed windows 10 a few days ago on my hp laptop and I'm having the same problem with cortana search box popping up.
I've tried both the solutions proposed by Edwin and scd4f
It seems slightly improved (it doesn't as frequently as before) but the search box continues to appear
I think it's got something to do with some new app working in the background but not prove of that.
Hope anyone can help
Hmmm...I don't have any problems when I'm playing a full screen game. It only seems to be when I'm scrolling using the touch pad. When I use an external mouse it never pops up.
I don't have this problem. I checked this morning, and my three finger tapping is still off from yesterday even after reboot. But then you say turning off three finger fixes your search problem, but it doesn't for me.
It seems as though every person's problem is unique...
it happens when you slide your finger on your mouse pad for the far right to the left. it is making me 200% mad. I know how it happen but I can't prevent it from happening, I'll let you know when I get a solution, because I haven't gone deep yet
use a mouse, its a lot easier
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Hope this is the right forum.
Has anyone else been experiencing multiple windows popping up when clicking links in settings windows? Its not every link, but its a lot of them, too many to list.
When I click the start button and start typing to search for something, I want it to search on my computer, not internet too. Can this be changed to do that?
If I want to search the web I'll open Google.