How to Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11 and 10?

Microsoft recently announced an awesome update for Search in Windows 11 and10 called Search highlights. This feature shows “interesting moments in time” each day from the world around you and your organization. The feature will be available in Windows 11 version 21H2 and Windows 10, starting with build 19044.1618.

Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether on your device, cloud, or web. Right from the taskbar, when you search Windows, it will now discover what’s trending online, in the world, and your organization.

The Search box in the Start menu and Taskbar Search will periodically update with content, including fun illustrations, that help you discover more, like holidays, anniversaries, and other exciting moments in time globally and your region.

Search Highlights is a pretty nice feature of Windows 11/10. However, if you don’t like to see extra information the search shows in Windows 11 and 10, you can disable Search Highlights. Luckily, Microsoft offers a simple method to get rid of it.

How to Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11?

To turn or off Search Highlights in Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. First, press Windows + I hotkey to open the Settings app.

Step 2. Then, select Privacy & security in the left pane.

Step 3. After that, click the Search permissions tile on the right.

Step 4. On the following page, scroll down to the “More settings” section and turn On/Off the toggle switch that says Show search highlights.

Depending on your settings, the “search highlights” feature will be enabled or disabled on your computer.

How to Turn On or Off Search Highlights in Windows 10?

To show or hide Search Highlights in Windows 10, use the following steps:-

Step 1. Right-click the taskbar to open its context menu.

Step 2. Head over the Search section.

Step 3. Check or uncheck Show search highlights to show or hide search highlights in Windows Search.

That’s it!

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