Windows 10: How to turn off web searching when I use the Start menu

Discus and support How to turn off web searching when I use the Start menu in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I wanted to use a software that I didn't know if I had installed it yet or not so I clicked on the Start icon and typed out the program's name. At... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by GuyIe_26, Mar 25, 2020 at 2:47 PM.

  1. GuyIe_26 Win User

    How to turn off web searching when I use the Start menu


    I wanted to use a software that I didn't know if I had installed it yet or not so I clicked on the Start icon and typed out the program's name. At first, it looked like I had it but when I clicked on it, it took me to a web page. When I repeated it again, it appears that the Start menu is searching the internet for the program. I don't want to need that, I wanted to know if it was installed or not and was mislead. I want to disable whatever setting is causing the Start menu to use the internet for searching, where is this setting at? Thanks.

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  2. Carlo Fer Win User

    Disable Store and Web search in Start Menu

    Hello
    SystemSupport346,


    Since the steps above did not work for you, we suggest that you disable web search by navigating the settings of Cortana itself. Please follow the steps below:

    • Open the search box in the taskbar.
    • Click the Notebook icon.
    • Click Settings from the list.
    • On the Settings page, turn off the Cortana can give me suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more option.
    • Turn off the Search online and include web results. See screenshot below:


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    Hope this information helps you. Feel free to post back if you need further assistance.
     
  3. Disable Web Search Results in Windows 10 Start Menu

    Hi Taira,

    Disabling web results in the search box depends on the version and build of your Windows 10. We suggest checking the Windows 10 version and build installed on your computer. To check the version and build, follow the steps below:

    • On Cortana search, type winver and press
      Enter
      .
    • A pop-up box will appear containing the version and build of your operating system.

    Meanwhile, you can try these steps on how to disable web results in the search box:

    • Click the search box in the taskbar.
    • Select the Notebook icon
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      in the left pane.
    • Click Settings from the list.
    • In the Settings page, turn off the Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more option.
    • Also, turn off the Search online and include web results option.

    If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.
     
  4. How to turn off web searching when I use the Start menu

    Start Menu Search

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding the Start menu or Search, in order for us to assist you better. Please answer the question:

    • Were there any recent changes made to your system prior to the issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to check this link:
    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana
    . It contains troubleshooting steps prior to the issue.

    We'll look forward to your response.
     
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