Windows 10: How to get rid of used Search which blocks my Menu!!

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  1.    03 Feb 2015 #21

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    ah... i made it sorta replicate - this isnt exactly what I saw, but it is positionally consistent - the content of the rectangular popup is diff but the effect is the same, only the first instance I couldn't open the Start Menu without that box again 'sticking' on top of everything
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  2. Posts : 1,037
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Feb 2015 #22

    No clue why it`s not dissapearing if you click the desktop.
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  3. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       03 Feb 2015 #23

    if It's still happening, try dropping your screen resolution down a notch.
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  4.    04 Feb 2015 #24

    no thanks. not taking a sledgehammer to a flea
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  5. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Feb 2015 #25

    @ cognus:
    2 questions:
    1.-Are you logged on with an MS account or a local account?
    2.-does that box still stick there as if it's waiting for you to make a decision to 'Get Started with Cortana'?
    (and you can't click on an empty space on the desktop to make it disappear?)
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  6.    04 Feb 2015 #26

    Local only.
    and again to clarify: that "sticky" problem occurred on my X120e shortly after 9926 was first installed, and after a full reboot did not recur, but in truth I did not try to provoke it either, and needed to remove that HDD to get some work done. On a different system, I can provoke what I sent [second attachment] by opening the Menu, then sliding the cursor ever so slightly right so it 'trips' the search function which throws that Cortana un-setup box over the menu, but it does not 'stick'.
    Again, local only. It seems to be set for only one answer: login with your live/outlook/hotmail account
    Edwin said: View Post
    @ cognus:
    2 questions:
    1.-Are you logged on with an MS account or a local account?
    2.-does that box still stick there as if it's waiting for you to make a decision to 'Get Started with Cortana'?
    (and you can't click on an empty space on the desktop to make it disappear?)
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  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       04 Feb 2015 #27

    cognus: Here are some suggestions you can test

    Click on the Windows logo to dismiss the search dialog
    or
    press the Winkey
    or
    Alt-tab
    or
    connect to the Internet - you don't have to switch to a MSA, just be connected Cortana hangs (Settings Cortana and Speech hang on two of my installs)
    or
    expand or shrink Start
    or
    type something in the search box and try clicking anywhere else (WinLogo is a good place)

    I have lots of tools in my toolbox - try some, just as a test.
    or
    wait until the next bld drop.

    The sledgehammer doesn't fit in my toolbox - I have to go out back and get that out of the shed

    Bill
    .
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       04 Feb 2015 #28

    cognus said: View Post
    Local only.
    and again to clarify: that "sticky" problem occurred on my X120e shortly after 9926 was first installed, and after a full reboot did not recur, but in truth I did not try to provoke it either, and needed to remove that HDD to get some work done. On a different system, I can provoke what I sent [second attachment] by opening the Menu, then sliding the cursor ever so slightly right so it 'trips' the search function which throws that Cortana un-setup box over the menu, but it does not 'stick'.
    Again, local only. It seems to be set for only one answer: login with your live/outlook/hotmail account
    Edwin said: View Post
    @ cognus:
    2 questions:
    1.-Are you logged on with an MS account or a local account?
    2.-does that box still stick there as if it's waiting for you to make a decision to 'Get Started with Cortana'?
    (and you can't click on an empty space on the desktop to make it disappear?)
    the purpose of this preview is to help Microsoft get things right ,and using a MS acct is a must to send info back home to papa, to help with win10. its not going to work right on all computer ,so we must come to realise that and let some issues with win10 slide .
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  9. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Feb 2015 #29

    Cortana UI hides along with the taskbar when set on 'Autohide' and freezes everything if the new Expandable Menu is up with the exception of escaping via the Start button. Feedback sent.

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  10. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       09 Feb 2015 #30

    Here's how to do it...


    In order to follow this procedure, you'll need to be signed on as administrator and you'll have to show 'Hidden files, folders and drives':

    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide - Windows 7 Help Forums

    WARNING: This method essentially disables all web results and the Bing engine when searching from the Start Menu or the Taskbar Search;
    furthermore, it will completely disable, in fact, uninstall the entire Cortana/Search UI and you WILL NOT be able to retrieve it aside from doing a 'clean' installation.

    Disclaimer: I don't recommend doing this just for kicks seeing as how we are all eager to try out Windows 10 features fully and completely, however, if you feel you must, please proceed with caution!

    (Click on the pictures to enlarge)

    First, right click on and uninstall the 'Search' App itself:

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    Next, disable the search interface from the taskbar, it will be non-functional anyway:

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    then navigate to the folder highlighted in red and pin the 'Search' icon to your taskbar:

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    then, invoke all searches from that icon, it will retrieve app/application, settings and file results; the web links will be 'dead':

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