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.
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.
Now that you know how to show or hide the search bar in the taskbar on Windows 10, you can customize its display based on whether or not it’s something that you are using.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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