How to Remove the Search Box from the Windows 10 Taskbar?

The search box helps in searching anything quickly on your Computer/laptop. In windows 10, the main search box is available on the taskbar. It takes more space on the taskbar. There is nothing wrong with the Windows Search box, But if you want to add another icon on the taskbar, it creates an issue.

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If you want to make more space on the Windows 10 Taskbar, you have two options:-

  1. Remove Search Box
  2. Show only the Search icon

If you remove the search box from the taskbar, ample space is available on the taskbar, and you can search from the start menu. Alternatively, you can show only the Search icon on the taskbar instead of the Search box.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on removing the Search Box from the Windows 10 Taskbar.

How to Remove Search Box from the Windows 10 Taskbar?

If you want to remove Search Box from the Windows Taskbar altogether, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Right-click on the Search box or free space on the Windows Taskbar.

Step 2. Then, From the available options, go to Search and then select Hidden.

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After the above steps, the Taskbar Search Box will disappear from the Windows 10 Taskbar immediately.

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How to Show the Search icon on Windows 10 Taskbar?

If you prefer to see a search icon and want to remove the search box from the Windows 10 Taskbar, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Right-click on the Search box or free space on the Windows Taskbar.

Step 2. Then, From the available options, go to Search and then select Show search icon.

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After performing the above steps, a Search icon will take place in place of the Search box.Search-icon-on-Windows-10-Taskbar

By performing either method, you will gain a lot of free area on your Windows 10 Taskbar, where you can adjust more icons of your favorite applications.

How to Show or Hide the Search icon/box on Windows 10 Taskbar using Registry Editor?

You can show or hide the Search icon/box on Windows 10 Taskbar; using Registry Editor is another method. You need to do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open Registry Editor

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Step 2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key from the left side:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

Registry-Editor-Searchtry-Editor-SearchStep 3. Then, on the Search folder’s right side, look for the SearchboxTaskbarMode entry and double click on it to edit its value data.

In the Value data field, use any of the following values:-

  • 0 – Completely remove the Search menu or Search icon from the taskbar
  • 1 – Show Search icon.
  • 2 – Display Search box.

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Step 4. Click OK.

Step 5. Reboot your PC.

After performing the above steps, depending upon the selection, it will show the Search button, Search box, or remove them entirely from the Windows 10 Taskbar.

That’s it.

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