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

Windows 10 comes with a big search box on the Taskbar that lets you easily search anything within your computer. There is nothing wrong with the Windows Search box, but it takes up a good chunk of space on the taskbar. If you would like to add more icons to the Windows Taskbar, you might want to get rid of it.

 

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

  1. Remove Search Box
  2. Show only Search icon

Both the above options give you a lot of space on the Windows 10 Taskbar to accommodate more icons. You can completely remove the Search box from the Taskbar and perform a search from the Start menu. Alternatively, you can show only the Search icon on the taskbar instead of the Search box. Though both options serve the purpose, the latter option is more useful. You will still have access to Taskbar Search, and also it will occupy little space.

How to Remove Search Box from the Windows 10 Taskbar?

If you completely want to remove Search Box from the Windows Taskbar, then perform the following steps:-

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

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

Once you perform the above steps, the Taskbar Search Box will disappear from the Windows 10 Taskbar immediately.

How to Show the Search icon on Windows 10 Taskbar?

Those who prefer to see a search icon and want to remove the search box from the Windows 10 Taskbar, execute the following steps:-

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

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

Once you perform the above steps, in place of the Search box will a Search icon will take place.

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.

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