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Discus and support Not being able to type in any windows related apps/functions e.g: search box, settings... in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Since I updated recently to Windows 10 1909, I haven't been able to type in any windows related apps but i can still type in any other programs. Could... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Mateo Itur, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Not being able to type in any windows related apps/functions e.g: search box, settings...


    Since I updated recently to Windows 10 1909, I haven't been able to type in any windows related apps but i can still type in any other programs. Could someone please help me solve this issue.

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    Mateo Itur, Mar 21, 2020
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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, Mar 21, 2020
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  3. SamRick Win User
    Unable to type in W10 Cortana Search or Settings since recent updates

    Thank you, Caledon Ken and Dalchina, for giving me your time to help me sort this out.

    Following on from Ken's additional post about getting more out of the Windows troubleshooter functions, I opened 'View All', and selected 'Windows Store Apps' to examine. Attached are two screen clips of the results;
    1) 'Windows Store cache may be damaged', after resetting and opening the Store app, in which window, by the way, I could not type in the search box, as described earlier.
    2) Another confirmation of the same.

    This suggests to me that somewhere around the working of this cache may be where the problem lies. I don't know, but I wonder if the other functions of Windows that aren't working properly are related to the Windows Store in some way - 'Start' and 'Search'. Can either of you confirm that?

    Clearly, at least as the first step, this cache needs cleaning up. Have you any ideas as to how to do that? I'd really like to avoid having to do a Windows reinstall if I can, for very obvious reasons.

    Thanks
    Sam
     
    SamRick, Mar 21, 2020
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  4. Not being able to type in any windows related apps/functions e.g: search box, settings...

    Cortana search box - type request

    Since I got a Win 10 update a few days ago, Cortana has been hard to deal with :>). She will take requests verbally but if it try to type something into her search box, as soon as I enter a letter, a white box appears as though some suggestions will be
    listed (as it did before the update) and then all of a sudden it disappears and I am back to the original Cortana window. Any ideas? I did set up other admin user and Cortana will allow that user to type into the box and she will immediately start a list
    of suggestions. Also I tried "method 1 and 2 that required changes to the registry.
     
    Richardsymms, Mar 21, 2020
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