Windows 10: Help to stop windows 10 search box constantly popping up

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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #11

    Hi guys,

    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?
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #12

    scd4f said: View Post
    I may have found a solution. Click the start button and select settings. Then select Devices. Click on Mouse and Touch Pad and scroll to the bottom and select "Additional Mouse Options." This brings up a box that should have the information and name of the type of touch pad your computer has. Mine says "Synaptics Touch Pad....". Click on settings and then in the new box that pops up you should see a tab that says "Tapping". Open that tab and you should then see "Three Finger Tap" and "Four Finger Tap". Uncheck those boxes and then click "Apply". That should take care of it. I'm no computer expert so I hope that's easy to follow. So far I've not had the box pop up anymore.

    Apparently you can open the Search/Cortana box with a 3 finger click and my touch pad must have been getting confused.
    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
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #13

    davehx said: View Post
    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!


    EDIT:

    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.
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #14

    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.
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #15

    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.
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #16

    Edwin said: View Post
    Hi 'lain01', welcome to tenforums.com!

    Turn 3 off:

    Attachment 27823
    good man edwin, not that this bothers me as I did that as soon as I found the switch!
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #17

    Hi
    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
    Thanks
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #18

    Maggelan said: View Post
    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.
    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.

    scd4f said: View Post
    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.
    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...
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  9.    05 Aug 2015 #19

    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
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  10.    06 Aug 2015 #20

    use a mouse, its a lot easier
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