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

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  1. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       10 Aug 2016 #40

    boa999 said: View Post
    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?
    Hello boa,

    Are you using the .bat file currently available in the tutorial?

    Do you have the latest build of Windows 10 installed?
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  2.    10 Aug 2016 #41

    With a little more research I learned that if the screen resolution is below a certain level you will only see the Search Icon, never the box. The particular computer was a netbook running 1024x768
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  3.    06 Nov 2016 #42

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello boa,

    Are you using the .bat file currently available in the tutorial?

    Do you have the latest build of Windows 10 installed?
    I have build 1607. My Search Box disappeared when I disabled Cortana (or tried to, since I believe it can be hidden, not disabled).
    I tried your regedit:
    The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

    SearchboxTaskbarMode DWORD

    0 = Hidden
    1 = Show Cortana icon
    2 = Show search box

    But this only restored the Search icon, which does nothing, but no search box. I have the right screen resolution and large taskbar buttons.
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  4. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       07 Nov 2016 #43

    Hello cma6, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    As a test, how does it work using OPTION ONE instead?
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  5.    07 Nov 2016 #44

    After using "1", there is no longer any Search Box; only the Cortana icon. Nothing happends when that is clicked on.
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  6. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       07 Nov 2016 #45

    I meant the "OPTION ONE" section in the tutorial instead of setting the value to "1".

    If you still have Cortana disabled, did you restart the computer to apply? If so, you should only see a Search icon and not a Cortana icon.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    07 Nov 2016 #46

    I have had Cortana disabled since I got Win 10. I assume that means that Search Box will not work?
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  8. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       07 Nov 2016 #47

    The search box should still work for searching in Windows when Cortana is disabled.

    What method did you use to disable Cortana? Perhaps part of it may have also disabled search.
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  9.    07 Nov 2016 #48

    Win 10 Search Box


    boa999 said: View Post
    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?
    I don't particularly care if there is a Cortana icon or search box. The point is that with Cortana disabled, it seems that one cannot search, e.g., on cannot type into Search box.
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  10. Posts : 28
    Win10 Enterprise x64 & Win 7 Home x64
       26 Nov 2016 #49

    search bar will not show up if u enable "use small taskbar buttons." Also idk if this is related but when u boot up in safe mode, cortana/search bar does not work. when i type in anything, nothing pops up. which forces u to find all your needs manually.
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