Windows 10: Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore

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  1.    07 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore


    It used to be that i was able to hit the windows key and start typing in things but i cant do it anymore.. i have to find it through the 'all apps' and the program im trying to find isn't in there but i know i could find it from searching for it.. help is welcome
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 May 2016 #2

    1. The Cortana box is your search box. Why not just simply use it ?

    2. If you right click at Start button, Search is on the list.
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  3.    07 May 2016 #3

    davidhk said: View Post
    1. The Cortana box is your search box.
    2. If you right click at Start button, Search is on the list.
    not sure by what you mean with cortana, and if i right click the start button 'search' isnt on the list. or maybe im missing something?

    Edit: i found it, thank but im still confused about cortana
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  4.    07 May 2016 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    1. The Cortana box is your search box. Why not just simply use it ?

    2. If you right click at Start button, Search is on the list.
    clicking on cortana or search results in nothing.
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       07 May 2016 #5

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  6.    07 May 2016 #6

    davidhk said: View Post
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    yeah, i hate to disappoint but i do not have that
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  7. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 May 2016 #7

    Post a screenshot of the same area.
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  8.    07 May 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    Post a screenshot of the same area.
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    Bandicam cuts it short, sorry.
    Edit: if it helps in windows services program, the windows search is running and set to automatic (before i beleive it was set to automatic with delay something like that)
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  9. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 May 2016 #9

    I won't ask you why, but you don't see what I showed you because.....................

    1. You have the taskbar switched to the side vertically.

    2. You, or someone, have hidden the Cortana search box.

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  10. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 May 2016 #10

    You don't have to do it. But, if you wonder what did I mean by " have hidden the Cortana box "...............

    Right click at an open spot of your taskbar > click Cortana > click Show search box.
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