How to Hide Search Box from Taskbar

In the Windows 10 taskbar, the search box is displayed by default.

If you wish, you can hide it. Let’s see how to do this.

Launch taskbar settings.

Beneath the Show Task View button, you can see the Search drop-down list.

Open it and you will see these options:

  • Hidden – hide the search box or icon
  • Show search icon – the search icon will appear on the taskbar
  • Show search box – displays the search box

To hide the search box or icon, select the former.

That’s it.

Here’s an alternate method:

Launch Registry Editor.

Before continuing, I recommend making a backup of the Registry.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Search.

Double-click on the SearchboxTaskbarMode in the right pane.

Now enter any of the following numbers in the Value data field:

0 – hide search box or icon

1 – display search icon

2 – display search box

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

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