Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10  

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    ThrashZone said:
    Yeah right now it's just the broken start menu or search totally covering all apps list

    I did use 6 did nothing still stuck after several restarts too.
    Odd. Step 6 undid the broken Start menu for me in my version 2004.
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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    Odd. Step 6 undid the broken Start menu for me in my version 2004.
    Yep all better now so I'd add to the known issues updating to 2004 with immersive search used start menu will be hosed by search
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  3. North2South's Avatar
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    Windows 10 20H2

    Not working with 20H2 update

    This registry 'fix' worked well until I installed the new Windows 10 'upgrade' and then my search window became attached to the Start Button as described above.
    I uninstalled the 20H2 upgrade, deleted the Search changes from the registry, re-installed the upgrade and it worked fine, but I now don't have a floating search bar - does anyone know if this can be enabled somehow?

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  4. Electrojim's Avatar
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    Win10 / Ver. 1803

    "What a drag it is getting old," as The Stones pontificated. One's memory doesn't get sharper, for sure.

    I really don't like the Search utility in Win10, with its meaningless suggestions in that big black box. The little floating bar (with rounded corners, please) was ideal for me. I put it on my computer some years ago and loved it. But then with that one Windows Update, I had that same situation of the Search utility covering the All Apps list.

    At the time I thought the update broke my system and looked online for a solution. A few other people had reported the same situation, but only one had a fix... one line of Registry edit. Sure enough, that did the trick.

    I probably didn't use Search for a while, but when I did, the big black box was back. Oh well, no time to investigate, so I lived with it for quite a period.

    Then I addressed the nuisance and was linked immediately to the initial fix that Shaun gave us back in 2017. Totally overlooking the clearly-posted warning, I performed Step 3. But even before I had an opportunity to open and use the floating bar, what did I first encounter but that big ugly Search box hiding my All Apps list.

    Fortunately I put two and two together, came back here, noted and performed Step 6 to reverse the change. That fixed things.

    Again, my thanks to this group for not only providing fixes, but fixes for the fixes! Now, what did I say my name was?
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