Windows 10: Changed all Taskbar icons to small, now the search box is gone

Discus and support Changed all Taskbar icons to small, now the search box is gone in Cortana to solve the problem; My computer is a, Dell laptop. Running Windows 10 Pro. I had so many, icons on my taskbar. I couldn't, see them all together. So I went to, taskbar... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Jerry_Dwyer, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Changed all Taskbar icons to small, now the search box is gone


    My computer is a, Dell laptop. Running Windows 10 Pro.


    I had so many, icons on my taskbar.
    I couldn't, see them all together.

    So I went to, taskbar settings.
    And, changed them to small icons.


    Now, the icons fit just fine.
    But, one thing I don't like.
    The search bar, which I use a lot, is gone?

    It's replaced by a little circle.
    When I click, on it. It does, open search.

    But, I prefer to see, the whole search bar.
    Is there any way, to get the search bar back, the old way?

    Thanks for reading . . . Jerry


    * Original title: Hope I cab do this . . .

    :)
     
    Jerry_Dwyer, Jan 10, 2021
    #1
  2. Ma. Lau Win User

    Small icons setting won't change

    I suggest that you change or uncheck Use small taskbar buttons by following the steps below:

    • Right-click the Taskbar.
    • Select Properties.
    • In the Taskbar tab make sure that Use small taskbar is
      uncheck
      .


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    • Click Apply and OK.
    If the issue still persists, you can change the size of desktop icons.

    • Right-click an empty space on the desktop.
    • Select View and choose either Large, Medium or Small icons.
    • Check if you can change the size of the taskbar button.
    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Ma. Lau, Jan 10, 2021
    #2
  3. Edwin Win User
    Small taskbar icons and Cortana search

    What do I suggest?

    I suggest you hit the WinKey and start typing..., forget the icon and search box altogether! *Wink
     
    Edwin, Jan 10, 2021
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  4. Bree Win User

    Changed all Taskbar icons to small, now the search box is gone

    Small taskbar icons and Cortana search

    Genuine question: I'm wondering why you want the search box permanently displayed?

    It doesn't actually have any advantage I can see, you're not saving on mouse clicks or making it quicker to use. You have to click in the Search box to switch focus to it before you type into it, but a click on the Cortana icon opens the Search box just above the taskbar and set the focus on it. I can't see any practical difference in use.
     
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