Windows 10: Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10

Discus and support Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; How to: Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 How to Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 The lock your PC[/b] (or when it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by chrismaloney1, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10


    How to: Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10

    How to Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10


    The lock your PC[/b] (or when it locks automatically after you haven't been using it for a while). The lock screen will also show at startup, and when you are signed out and idle for one minute. You will need to dismiss the lock screen to be able to see the sign in screen and sign in to Windows. Users can dismiss the lock screen using touch, the keyboard, or by dragging it up with the mouse.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18932, a new hidden experimental feature is available to enable adding a search box on the lock screen allowing users to search the web with Bing directly on the lock screen.

    If enabled, the search box will only be on the lock screen when users lock the computer (Win+L). The search box will not be available on the lock screen at startup.

    When users type in the search box, it will show them Bing web search results. If a user clicks/taps on a link in the search results, it will only open in Microsoft Edge after they sign in.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable a search box on the lock screen to search the web with Bing for all users in Windows 10.

    *Warning While you must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the search box on the lock screen, all users will be able to use the search box if enabled.


    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Warning It is recommended to create a restore point before enabling this feature using Mach2 in case you have adverse effects.

    If you do adverse effects afterwards, you could simply just do a quick system restore using the restore point to undo and fix it.


    EXAMPLE: Search Box on Lock Screen

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    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Close Task Manager if open.

    2. Click/tap on the Download button below to go download the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Mach2 by Rafael Rivera for your system from its official GitHub page. (see screenshot below)
    Download


    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Save the mach2_0.3.0.0_x86.zip or mach2_0.3.0.0_x64.zip file to your desktop.

    4. Unblock the downloaded ZIP file.

    5. Right click or press and hold on the mach2_0.3.0.0_x86.zip or mach2_0.3.0.0_x64.zip file, click/tap on Extract all, and click/tap on Extract. (see screenshots below)

    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. In the extracted mach2_0.3.0.0_x86 or mach2_0.3.0.0_x64 folder, click/tap on the Home tab, select the mach2.exe file, and click/tap on Copy path in the Ribbon. (see screenshot below)

    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Do step 8 (enable) or step 9 (disable) below for what you want to do.


    8. To Enable Search Box on Lock Screen
    A) Open an elevated command prompt.

    B) Press Ctrl+V to paste the full path of the mach2.exe file from step 6 into the elevated command prompt. (see screenshot below)

    C) Add a space after the full path, type enable 17917466, and press Enter.

    For example: "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\mach2_0.3.0.0_x64\mach2.exe" enable 17917466

    D) Close the elevated command prompt, and go to step 10 below.


    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    9. To Disable Search Box on Lock Screen
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Open an elevated command prompt.

    B) Press Ctrl+V to paste the full path of the mach2.exe file from step 6 into the elevated command prompt. (see screenshot below)

    C) Add a space after the full path, type disable 17917466, and press Enter.

    For example: "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\mach2_0.3.0.0_x64\mach2.exe" disable 17917466

    D) Close the elevated command prompt, and go to step 10 below.


    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    10. Restart the computer to apply.

    11. If you like, you can now delete the mach2_0.3.0.0_x86.zip or mach2_0.3.0.0_x64.zip file and mach2_0.3.0.0_x86 or mach2_0.3.0.0_x64 folder on your desktop.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    chrismaloney1, Jul 5, 2018
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  2. Edwin Win User

    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10  

    Time moves up to make room for the search...


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    Edwin, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Ztruker Win User
    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10  

    Turns out the search also is available from the login screen if you wait 30 seconds or so.


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    Ztruker, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Edwin Win User

    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10

    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10  

    Big ugly grey box shows up randomly!


    Enable Search Box on Lock Screen in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    mach2 disable 17917466 Disabled!
     
    Edwin, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. search box

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest in Windows 10.We sincerely regret for the inconvenience caused.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if are able to find search box.


    • Right click on the task bar.

    • Go to Cortana.

    • Click on show search box.
    Now check if you are able to find search box.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. KLBogue Win User
    How to access or enable Search box in Windows 10 computer?

    I followed all of the steps you have suggested and the "My Stuff" and "Web" buttons will not return. I'm resigned to their being gone. You have titled this question "How to access or enable Search box in Windows 10 computer?"

    That's really not my question. The search box is there, it just doesn't say "My Stuff" anymore. I can't believe it's that hard to understand the problem and solve it.
     
    KLBogue, Oct 27, 2019
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