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

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

    How to Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    05 May 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10


    The Search box on your taskbar makes it easier for you to search the web and Windows.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18305.1003, Microsoft separated the Search and Cortana UI by giving them individual buttons and flyouts on the taskbar. The separate Search and Cortana features are currently only available for some Windows Insiders using A/B testing. If you have been included in this A/B testing, you can select to hide or show the separate Search and Cortana buttons on the taskbar now.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18317, Microsoft will be decoupling Search and Cortana in the taskbar. This will enable each experience to innovate independently to best serve their target audiences and use cases. Some Insiders have had this update for a few weeks now. For those new to this update, when it rolls out to you, you’ll find clicking the search box in the taskbar now launches our experience focused on giving you the best in house search experience and clicking the Cortana icon will launch you straight into our voice-first digital assistant experience.

    How to Hide or Show Cortana Button on Taskbar in Windows 10

    This tutorial will show you how to show search icon, show search box, or hide search on your taskbar in Windows 10.

    You can also also press the Windows+S keys to open search.

    Note   Note
    If you have multiple displays, then the search box (if set to show) will only show on the main display with the other displays showing the search icon.

    If you have tablet mode turned on, then you will see this below when you right click on the taskbar instead.
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     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu
    • Option Two: To Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar using a REG File


    EXAMPLE: Search box and search icon on taskbar
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    Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu

    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar on your main display, click/tap on Search, and click/tap on Hidden, Show search icon, or Show search box for what you want to check.

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    Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Search Box or Search Icon on Taskbar using a REG File Download

    The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

    SearchboxTaskbarMode DWORD

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



    1. Do step 2 (search box), step 3 (search icon), or step 4 (hide) below for what you want.

     2. To Show Search Box on Taskbar



    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Show_search_box_on_taskbar.bat

    download


     3. To Show Search Icon on Taskbar

    If you disabled Cortana, you will only have a Search icon available instead of Cortana icon.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Show_search_icon_on_taskbar.bat

    download


     4. To Hide Search on Taskbar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Hide_search_on_taskbar.bat

    download

    5. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run.

    If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    #1

    Yes I kinda like the way that looks. Thanks Brink.
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  2.    #2

    The file won't download to show the searchbox on my tool bar. I've tried downloading the bat for a while now. Also putting 2 in for the dword does not work
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #3

    Hello fstrausser, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not sure what had happened, but the download links are fixed now. Please try again. :)
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  4.    #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello fstrausser, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not sure what had happened, but the download links are fixed now. Please try again. :)
    No problem. Verified that the download works, however it doens't work for me. I still ONLY have the Cortana Icon option available. The searchbox isn't available.....

    Thoughts?
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  5.    #5

    Also I have tried to change the registry myself.... everytime I change it to 2, it changes back to 1... by itself. We have 3 laptops and a desktop, my laptop is the only one being stupid like this. I really want the searchbar.... other ideas?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    What edition of Windows 10 do you have installed?

    In addition, please post a screenshot showing what you are seeing instead. :)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  7.    #7

    it didn't work here...
    Click image for larger version. 

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    jhonatanjhs said: View Post
    it didn't work here...
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    My screen shot would be exactly what is posted, but in English....

    I have Windows 10 home edition.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    Please post a screenshot showing all of your taskbar included to see if it may reveal a cause. :)
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