Can I have a clean Taskbar Search Box?


  1. TV2
    Posts : 2,023
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #1

    Can I have a clean Taskbar Search Box?


    Is there a way to clear "In the News" feeds and the Microsoft Edge advertisements from my Taskbar Search box?

    See here:
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    On another PC I just get a nice, empty grey box. That's what I want.
    PS: I tried the "floating" search bar - didn't like it.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 4,554
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Go to Personalization -> Start.
    3. Turn off the option called Occasionally show suggestions in Start.
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  3. TV2
    Posts : 2,023
    W10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the suggestion FreeBooter.
    That setting is off on this machine, and yet the 'In The News' is still there.
    I've fished around in a lot of settings trying to see where I can turn this off!
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 3,956
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #4

    It might be the Task View history it's picking up.
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