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

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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #21

    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.
    This one helped alot, thankyou, was so annoying
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #22

    Hi there, I just made an account to share this. scd4f's solution did not help me, but I did discover the solution to my problem as I was trying his.

    This is what solved my problem. As r3b00t said, the search box pops up when you slide your finger from the far right of the touchpad to the left. So, to turn that off, click the Start button and select Settings. Then select Devices and click on Mouse and Touch pad. Scroll to the bottom and select "Additional Mouse Options." When the box pops up, click on the "Click to change________ Touch Pad Settings" at the bottom (mine says Dell Touchpad Settings). Another box should pop up. In the menu on the left, select "Gestures" and then uncheck "Right Edge Swipe" under One Finger Gestures. Click the save button, and then it should be fixed! So far this has worked for me, so I hope this helps everyone who was getting as annoyed as I was. :-)

    EDIT: I realize that I have a different system than scd4f, his is an HP and mine is Dell, so therefore, this solution only works for those who have Dell laptops.
    Last edited by mm99; 08 Aug 2015 at 13:06.
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #23

    mm99 said: View Post
    Hi there, I just made an account to share this. scd4f's solution did not help me, but I did discover the solution to my problem as I was trying his.

    This is what solved my problem. As r3b00t said, the search box pops up when you slide your finger from the far right of the touchpad to the left. So, to turn that off, click the Start button and select Settings. Then select Devices and click on Mouse and Touch pad. Scroll to the bottom and select "Additional Mouse Options." When the box pops up, click on the "Click to change________ Touch Pad Settings" at the bottom (mine says Dell Touchpad Settings). Another box should pop up. In the menu on the left, select "Gestures" and then uncheck "Right Edge Swipe" under One Finger Gestures. Click the save button, and then it should be fixed! So far this has worked for me, so I hope this helps everyone who was getting as annoyed as I was. :-)

    Just want to clarify and point out that the reason scd4f's solution did not help you is probably because he does not own a Dell laptop as you do (most likely an HP laptop), so the "additional mouse options" are different.
    For example, there's not even a "Gestures" box under the HP touchpad settings, so there is no "right edge swipe" for it. The three finger tap is what brings up the search box under the default settings for the HP laptop.
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #24

    Budgiecat said: View Post
    Just want to clarify and point out that the reason scd4f's solution did not help you is probably because he does not own a Dell laptop as you do (most likely an HP laptop), so the "additional mouse options" are different.
    For example, there's not even a "Gestures" box under the HP touchpad settings, so there is no "right edge swipe" for it. The three finger tap is what brings up the search box under the default settings for the HP laptop.
    Ohh, okay. I'm not really a computer expert so I didn't really see the difference there, so thank you for clarifying. Hopefully mine can help out anyone with a Dell Laptop.
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #25

    FINALLY a solution


    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.
    My touchpad had only a two finger click option. I clicked that off too and it seems to have solved the problem.
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  6.    13 Aug 2015 #26

    Same here. HP Pavilion with Synaptics TouchPad v7.5 driver, only 2 fingers tapping option, so I couldn't disable the 3 fingers behavior (because it doesn't exist).
    Of course if I disable ALL gestures then the problem is gone (and my daily work ability with it )

    I've been browsing the issue and nothing solved out there. Please keep posted if someone finds a solution! : ))

    Thanks in advance.
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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #27

    where can i find this option bro i tried all settings and cant find this one...
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  8.    13 Aug 2015 #28

    rjtytus said: View Post
    where can i find this option bro i tried all settings and cant find this one...
    Which option ritytus?
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  9.    22 Aug 2015 #29

    Steve said: View Post
    hi
    not sure this will help but its worth a try.right click on the task bar. from the box that opens up select search, then from the next box select hidden. that gets rid of the search box but unsure if it will resolve your issue
    This seems to have worked for me. So relieved! Thanks Steve.
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  10.    22 Aug 2015 #30

    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.


    OK, after trying Steve's technique and it working (mostly), I have found that over the last hour or so while using my PC that the box is still occasionally popping up but I can't work out why. It used to be related to 2-finger scrolling down but Steve's solution has now stopped that.

    I can't work out why it is still popping up but tried scd4f's solution just now.

    As it happens, I had no 3-finger click options within my settings so I just switched 2-finger click off. I will update after I've tested it for a bit.

    So far I've tried all the solutions suggested on this forum and each one seems to work a little bit but not completely.

    What an annoying feature. Why make it impossible to remove???
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