Windows 10: How do I fix my search box going half-black?

Discus and support How do I fix my search box going half-black? in Cortana to solve the problem; The search box attached to the Start Menu often goes half-black as I begin to type and look for a result. This is bugging me because I rely a lot on... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Anuj_Verma, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. How do I fix my search box going half-black?


    The search box attached to the Start Menu often goes half-black as I begin to type and look for a result. This is bugging me because I rely a lot on the search function to get around in my files and stuff. Please see screenshot below to see what I'm talking about in case you're wondering, there is no problem affecting my desktop wallpaper—I chose a dark solid colour and turned off icons.


    I don't think this is related to the issue, but if it helps you sort it out: I have manually added some stuff to the Windows Index, so that I can rapidly search across my files and folders. However, the indexing had completed weeks ago.


    This does appear to resolve itself if I click in the black region, but crops up again if I try to search. I have tried some of the ideas form the internet switching Windows themes, rebooting, and similar ones but not anything to do with registry edits yet. Please help me sort this out.



    Thank you, and let me know if you need more info.


    System info:

    Edition: Windows 10 Home Single Language

    Version: 20H2

    Installed on: 30/‎03/‎2021

    OS build: 19042.928

    Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0



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    Anuj_Verma, Apr 22, 2021
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    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, Apr 22, 2021
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  3. JohnHeinz Win User
    Windows 10 Search box

    Which instructions are you suggesting I missed? There is no search icon. Right clicking the taskbar shows no search option. The "small characters" or icons trick did nothing. The regedit thing:
    Follow these steps to turn on the hidden search box:

    • Open regedit
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
    • Inside the search key, create the new DWORD value named EnableSearchBox and set it to 1
    • Restart your computer or simply Explorer Shell
    Did not give me a search option that I can find.

    So in at least MY version of windows 10 there is no search box I can find that will allow me to search my own computer to find possible misplaced files.

    So what are the instructions?
     
    JohnHeinz, Apr 22, 2021
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  4. How do I fix my search box going half-black?

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    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Apr 22, 2021
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