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    Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    25 May 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 17040, there is a hidden new floating Search bar that can be enabled for a more immersive Cortana that Microsoft is testing. This new look is similar to Apple’s macOS Spotlight Search feature.

    Starting with Windows 10 version 1809 and higher, you can now also have round corners for Search.

    By default in Windows 10 version 1809 and higher, you will see a full immersive search bar open just above the search icon or search box on the taskbar when you open search.

    If you like, you can enable having a floating search bar or full search bar towards the top of your display instead.

    When you enable the floating immersive Search bar, you will only be able to select Search to be Hidden or Show search icon on the taskbar.

    When you disable the floating immersive Search bar, you will only be able to select Search to be Hidden, Show search icon, or Show search box on the taskbar.

    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.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the floating immersive Search bar with or without rounded corners for your account in Windows 10.

    You can either press Win+S or click/tap on the Search icon (taskbar) to open Search.


    EXAMPLE: Floating immersive Search bar enabled and disabled
    Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-default_search.jpg
    Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-floating_search_bar.jpg Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-floating_search_bar_with_round_corners.jpg
    Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-floating_full_search_bar.jpg Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-floating_full_search_bar_with_round_corners.jpg



    Here's How:

    1. Do the step below for what you would like to do.


     2. Enable floating immersive search bar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Enable_floating_immersive_Search_bar.reg

    Download

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
    "ImmersiveSearch"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\Override]
    "CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius"=dword:00000000
    "ImmersiveSearchFull"=dword:00000000


     3. Enable floating immersive search bar with round corners

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Enable_floating_immersive_Search_bar_with_round_corners.reg

    Download

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
    "ImmersiveSearch"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\Override]
    "CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius"=dword:00000009
    "ImmersiveSearchFull"=dword:00000000


     4. Enable floating immersive full search bar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Enable_floating_immersive_full_Search_bar.reg

    Download

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
    "ImmersiveSearch"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\Override]
    "CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius"=dword:00000000
    "ImmersiveSearchFull"=dword:00000001


     5. Enable floating immersive full search bar with round corners

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Enable_floating_immersive_full_Search_bar_with_round_corners.reg

    Download

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
    "ImmersiveSearch"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\Override]
    "CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius"=dword:00000009
    "ImmersiveSearchFull"=dword:00000001


     6. Disable floating immersive search bar

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Disable_floating_immersive_Search_bar.reg

    Download

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
    "ImmersiveSearch"=-
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\Override]
    "CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius"=-
    "ImmersiveSearchFull"=-

    7. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    8. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    9. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    10. Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply.

    11. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #1

    Tutorial updated for Windows 10 version 1809 and higher.
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    @Brink

    Is it possible to move the floating window and have it remember the size and/or position?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #3

    Edwin said:
    @Brink

    Is it possible to move the floating window and have it remember the size and/or position?

    Not that I'm aware of so far.
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  4. Edwin's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    Not that I'm aware of so far.
    Okay.

    Just wondered, in your screenshots, how the floating bar sits close to the top of your monitor...

    Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-001027.jpg
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #5

    The floating full search bar gets centered on your screen by default.

    The example screenshot was from a VM with a lower resolution, so it just appears larger.

    Only the search bar without "full" would be centered more towards the top.
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    The floating full search bar gets centered on your screen by default.

    The example screenshot was from a VM with a lower resolution, so it just appears larger.

    Only the search bar without "full" would be centered more towards the top.


    Thanks!
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       #7

    Is there a known way to reduce the delay/animation that occurs for the floating search bar? When I open the Start menu and start typing, the search bar appears after a short delay and the first 1-2 characters I typed are disregarded.
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    chickenmatt5 said:
    Is there a known way to reduce the delay/animation that occurs for the floating search bar? When I open the Start menu and start typing, the search bar appears after a short delay and the first 1-2 characters I typed are disregarded.

    Hello Matt,

    I've tested by turning off all visual effects, but none have affected the floating search bar fading into view.

    There doesn't appear to be a way that I'm aware of yet.
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    @Brink

    This doesn't seem to be working on 19002...

    When clicking on Start or pressing the Win-Key, the Search slab remains stationary and perpetually covers the Start Menu...

    Enable or Disable Floating Immersive Search Bar in Windows 10-002187.png

    ... Any ideas!?

    Also, with multiple monitors, the Win-Key only opens the Start Menu on the main monitor, no matter where mouse focus is!?!?!?
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