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How to Change Cortana Search Box Text Transparency in Windows 10

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Searching in Cortana on your taskbar makes it easier for you to search the web and Windows.

Starting with Windows 10 build 15014, you can change the transparency level of the Cortana search box text to solid, semi-transparent (default), or fully transparent.

This tutorial will how you how to change the transparency level of the Cortana search box text for your account in Windows 10.

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

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\0\SearchBoxTransparencyForeground

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\1\SearchBoxTransparencyForeground

Value DWORD

0 = Transparent
30 (decimal) = Semi-transparent
100 (decimal) = Solid

You can also manually modify the Value DWORD to a decimal value of 0 to 100 for a custom transparency level.


EXAMPLE: Solid, semi-transparent, and transparent Cortana search box text
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (solid), step 3 (semi-transparent), step 4 (transparent) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Change Cortana Search Box Text Transparency to Solid

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Solid_Cortana_Search_Box_Text.bat

download


 3. To Change Cortana Search Box Text Transparency to Semi-transparent

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

Semi-transparent_Cortana_Search_Box_Text.bat

download


 4. To Change Cortana Search Box Text Transparency to Transparent

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

Transparent_Cortana_Search_Box_Text.bat

download

5. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

6. Unblock the .bat file.

7. Run the .bat file.

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

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


That's it,
Shawn