In Windows 11, Microsoft has added a Search button by default to your taskbar. The new Start Menu comes with a search box at the top so that you can search for anything directly. With Windows Search, you can find files, and folders, query the web, and more.
Nevertheless, if you feel the Search button on the taskbar is not necessary for you or you would like to gain more space on the taskbar, you can remove it.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on showing and hiding the Taskbar Search Button on Windows 11. You can either use the Settings app or tweak the Registry.
How to Show or Hide Search Button from Windows 11 Taskbar via Settings App?
To add or remove the Search Button in Taskbar from Windows 11 using the Settings app, do the following:-
Step 1. Open the Settings app.
Step 2. Select
Step 3. On the right side of Personalization, click on the
Step 4. When the Taskbar settings page opens, under the “Taskbar items,” turn On or Off
Step 1. Right-click on the
Step 2. Once done, the Taskbar settings page will open. Under the “Taskbar items,” turn On or Off
How to Add or Remove Search Button from Taskbar using Registry Editor?
To show or hide Search Button from Windows 11 Taskbar through Registry Editor, do the following steps:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Then, browse to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. On the opposite pane of the “Search” folder, double-click on the
- 0: To Hide Taskbar Search Button.
- 1: To Display Taskbar Search Button.
Step 4. Click
Once you complete the above steps, Search Button will immediately appear or disappear from Windows 11 Taskbar. That means there is no need to reboot your computer.