How to Show or Hide the Search Field in the Windows 10 Taskbar

Many recent versions of Windows have had a search field either in the taskbar or on the Start menu. It’s always been helpful, but the Windows 10 iteration that is tied into the Cortana feature is pretty great.

But if you don’t like that search field, or if you want to use it and it’s not visible, you might be interested in learning how to hide or shoe it. Our tutorial below will show you how to adjust its visibility.

How to Show or Hide the Search Box in Windows 10

The steps in this article were performed on a laptop computer using the Windows 10 operating system. By completing the steps in this tutorial you will be choosing to display or hide the search box in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar to bring up a shortcut menu.

right-click on the taskbar

Step 2: Choose the Cortana option, then click Hidden to hide all of the Cortana shortcut options, choose Show Cortana icon to see a white circle, or choose Show search box to display the search field.

show or hide the search box in windows 10

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