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    Add or Remove Search Glyph in Search Box in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Search Glyph in Search Box in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Search Glyph in Search Box in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    14 Jul 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove Search Glyph in Search Box in Windows 10


    Searching from your taskbar makes it easier for you to search the web and Windows.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14946, you can add or remove a search glyph to the left of the search box.

    This tutorial will how you how to add or remove a search glyph to the left of the search box for your account in Windows 10.

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

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\0\ShowSearchGlyphLeftOfSearchBox

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\1\ShowSearchGlyphLeftOfSearchBox

    Value DWORD

    0 = Remove
    1 = Add


    EXAMPLE: Add or remove Search glyph in search box
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Search Glyph Left of Search Box

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Search_glyph_left_of_Search_Box.bat

    download


     3. To Remove Search Glyph Left of Search Box

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Search_glyph_left_of_Search_Box.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file.

    6. Run the .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,172
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
       #1

    Tutorial updated to work again.
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  2. atinfo's Avatar
    Posts : 25
    Win 10
       #2

    Brink said: View Post
    Tutorial updated to work again.
    Hi Mr Brink ,

    This trick (How to Add or Remove Search Glyph in Search Box in Windows 10) and 2 tricks below didn't work:

    How to Change Search Box Text in Windows 10
    Change Search Box Text in Windows 10
    How to Add or Remove Submit Button in Search Box in Windows 10
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...earch-box-wind

    I applied those bat files as admin (unblock, apply as admin, restart). But nothing works! "Fast Start Up" is disabled in "Power Option".

    OS: Win 10 Enterprise 1903 (18362.239) x64
    Cortana and web search in search box are disabled [GPEDIT]

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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,172
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello @atinfo.

    Having Cortana and web search disabled may be why it's not working. What method did you use to disable them? I'll test on my system to help verify if that may be why.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4. atinfo's Avatar
    Posts : 25
    Win 10
       #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @atinfo.

    Having Cortana and web search disabled may be why it's not working. What method did you use to disable them? I'll test on my system to help verify if that may be why.

    By Editing "Group Policy":
    Disable Cortana: "Computer Config/Admin Templates/Win Components/Search" and disable "Allow Cortana"
    Disable web search: "Computer Cinfig/Admin Templates/Win Components/Search" and enable "Do not allow web search" and "Don't search the web or display web results in Search" and "Don't search the web or display web results in Search over metered connections"
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,172
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ok. I see the issue now.

    Those group policies don't affect this.

    This doesn't affect the search box you see on the taskbar itself. Only when you click on either the search icon or search box on the taskbar, you will see the search glyph no longer there when the search window opens.

    It's for the search box inside the search window.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6. atinfo's Avatar
    Posts : 25
    Win 10
       #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Ok. I see the issue now.

    Those group policies don't affect this.

    This doesn't affect the search box you see on the taskbar itself. Only when you click on either the search icon or search box on the taskbar, you will see the search glyph no longer there when the search window opens.

    It's for the search box inside the search window.
    Either I click on search box [on the taskbar] or I don't click on it, the glyph is there [magnifier icon], and also "Submit" button isn't there at all, and when I change search box text to "Microsoft" or "" (emty text) in registry, nothing happens!

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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,172
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Odd. I tested in the same build you have it worked with those same group policies set.

    Does this still happen if you use the search icon?

    As a test, double check both registry keys and values to make sure they are set to "0", and sign out and sign in to see if that may help instead of just restarting the explorer process.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. atinfo's Avatar
    Posts : 25
    Win 10
       #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Odd. I tested in the same build you have it worked with those same group policies set.

    Does this still happen if you use the search icon?

    As a test, double check both registry keys and values to make sure they are set to "0", and sign out and sign in to see if that may help instead of just restarting the explorer process.
    Like my "Cortana" problem ... Apparently everything is Ok but nothing is Ok (in fact everything is K.O.).
    After applying bat files, I do "Restart" the OS.

    I apologize for long screen shot, hope this will help. Is there anything weird in there?

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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,172
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I don't see anything wrong. The only difference I see is that you have a light theme set for the "Color" or "Windows mode" instead of "Dark", but I'm not sure that would affect it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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