Windows 10: Hide or Show Search Box or Cortana Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10  

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

  1. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2015 #30

    It turns out that your taskbar must be on the bottom of your main display to have "Show search box" as well.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    09 Aug 2015 #31

    By golly miss molly. That fixed it... and so simple. Thank you! Its just going to take some getting used to.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2015 #32

    Yeah, who would of thought that was why. LOL
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 64 bit
       21 Mar 2016 #33

    I have just run the Show_Search_box_on_Taskbar.bat and my taskbar has completely disappeared. Please help!! how do I get it back?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       21 Mar 2016 #34

    Hello Martin, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like something has interfered with the .bat file restarting explorer. You can do this below to start explorer again.

    1) Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) in "More details" view.

    2) Click on File (menu bar), and click on Run new task.

    3) Type explorer, and click on OK.
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Mar 2016 at 14:17.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 64 bit
       21 Mar 2016 #35

    Aha, OK thank you. That worked.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       21 Mar 2016 #36

    You're most welcome.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    18 Jun 2016 #37

    Hi, I ran the "Show_Search_Icon_on_Taskbar.bat" file and the screen blanked out. I got the desktop to show up again by restarting the system, but now the taskbar items have white boxes around them, and my Firefox start screen has an all-black background. How do I fix this? Thanks, Karl
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       18 Jun 2016 #38

    Hello kman, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like something interfered with the process. See if restarting explorer may sort it for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10.    10 Aug 2016 #39

    I had only the search icon (magnifying glass). Bat file did enter new keys and set DWORD but no box, just the icon as before. So I guess the question is how to turn the icon into the search box?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Related Threads
How to Remove 'Get Windows 10' Icon from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs that Microsoft determines cannot run Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29, 2015. After July 29, 2015, Microsoft will enable the icon in the system...
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...
Before: 7959 After: 7960 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:
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:07.
Find Us