Windows 10: Hide or Show Search Box or Cortana Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10
windows 10 pro x64 , build 10240
I also tried changing the language, but it didn't make any difference
I must admit that I'm not sure why you do not have "Show search box" in the context menu.
Where did you get you copy of Windows 10 from?
You might consider a clean install of Windows 10 to see if that may sort it.
I downloaded from the "Media Creation Tool". I thought about it but it's not worth the trouble ^^
Here is my screenshot attached.
Did regular upgrade. I have an HP laptop.
Well, your taskbar is not full where it would show the icon instead of search box.
Last edited by Brink; 04 Aug 2015 at 19:40.
What do you mean by not a full taskbar? I have an English copy.
Some have reported that if the taskbar was full the search box would automatically switch to the search icon until more space was available on the taskbar.
Quite frankly, I'm not sure why you two do not have "Show search box" in the context menu.
I've seen on other forums people saying the same thing (actual windows forums).... the fixes came from your site actually, which is what led me here.
I wish I knew a solution for you.
I found the solution....... Get ready for this......
Go into your toolbar settings and uncheck use small icons.... Took me a windows format to figure that out when we set it back to small icons it disappeared.... You can credit David Strausser with the fix lol Funny, huh?
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What I'd like to find is a way to have a searchbox on the Taskbar that launches Windows Search, not the new Windows search. I'm pretty sure it's just a different GUID or namespace. This will do for now though.
From the SevenForums (SF) Tutorial...
Remove Search Icon from Windows 10 Taskbar:
1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
Is there a way to remove those two items ?
They cover up icons I pin to the taskbar :huh: