Change Search Box Text in Windows 10  

    Change Search Box Text in Windows 10

    Change Search Box Text in Windows 10

    How to Change Search Box Text in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    14 Jul 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Search Box Text 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 change or remove the default Type here to search search box text.

    This tutorial will how you how to change the default 'Type here to search' search box text for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Search box text
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    Change Search Box Text in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Search Box Text in Windows 10

    Change Search Box Text


    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the registry key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

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

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    3. In the right pane of the SearchBoxText key, double click/tap on the Value string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Enter the text you want to show in the search box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the registry key below.

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

    6. Restart the explorer process to apply.

    7. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like. (see screenshot below)






    Change Search Box Text in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Search Box Text in Windows 10

    Restore Default "Type here to search" Search Box Text


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below.

    Restore_default_search_box_text.bat

    download

    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .bat file.

    4. Run the .bat file.

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
       #1

    Tutorial updated to work again.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #2

    Hey, I've tried this hack, and it worked, which is cool. But after a little while (within a day) Windows changes it back, which is not so cool. I checked both registry keys and they both have reverted to the default without even asking me. Any way to tell Windows 10 to mind its own business?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,164
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
    Thread Starter
       #3

    ms009986 said: View Post
    Hey, I've tried this hack, and it worked, which is cool. But after a little while (within a day) Windows changes it back, which is not so cool. I checked both registry keys and they both have reverted to the default without even asking me. Any way to tell Windows 10 to mind its own business?

    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Did this happen after a Windows Update by chance?

    If so, it's not unusual for a Windows Update to reset some things like this back to default.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #4

    Why thanks! I don't think so...if it updated it didn't tell me. I tried it about three times over the past three days and one or the other or both reverted back to the default each time. I'll do a Windows update and then try it again, so there will be nothing to update.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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