Windows 10: Need to stop File Explorer Search Box from Shrinking

Discus and support Need to stop File Explorer Search Box from Shrinking in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, MS Surface Book, Windows 10 Pro, up to date, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1440). For the longest time when I have File Explorer open and want to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mb300e, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. mb300e Win User

    Need to stop File Explorer Search Box from Shrinking


    Hello, MS Surface Book, Windows 10 Pro, up to date, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1440). For the longest time when I have File Explorer open and want to do a file search, the search box shrinks to a very small size whenever I click in it to type something. It is so small I cannot see what I am typing. When I click away from the box it returns to its normal size then I can see what I have typed. Sometimes the search term is wrong because I am typing blind. Does anyone know of a fix for this? I work a lot with files and folders as I am big into digital photography and it is super frustrating when I cannot search to find specific files. Thanks in advance. Peter B. PS, I wanted to add two jpg files showing the normal and shrunken search box but some how they would not upload. I tried both attachments and inserts, both failed.

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    mb300e, Jun 2, 2021
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  2. File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, Jun 2, 2021
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  3. Xi Zhuang Win User
    File explorer search box history dispears after click Quick access

    Windows 10 version 20h2

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Open file explorer

    2. type something in search box

    3. clear search box

    4. click search box again, you will see a drop down list showing recent search history

    5. click the Quick access which is located at the top of file explorer Navigation pane

    6. click search box again, it does not show the history list anymore

    I have to close file explorer and open it again to get the search history back.
     
    Xi Zhuang, Jun 2, 2021
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  4. Need to stop File Explorer Search Box from Shrinking

    File Explorer search box

    When I start to type into the 'search' box on File Explorer on the right side of the address bar, if I type at normal speed the first one or two characters do not appear or are overwritten as I type.

    I have File Explorer set to automatically start in the 'search' box.

    To enter in the 'search' box, I must enter ONE character or hit the space bar and then wait about a second for the display to stabilize before I can enter the remaining characters into the 'search' box. This delay or overtyping problem seems to have started
    six or more months ago and I was hoping that future updates would correct this. I have not been able to locate any reference to this problem with numerous 'google' searches on the Internet. I suspect that it has something to do with the list of files that
    now appears below the 'search' box as I type in the characters. It should NOT require multiple keystrokes to start a search in File Explorer when set to automatically start in the 'search' box. Thank you!
     
    Bill Gabbey, Jun 2, 2021
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