Windows 10: Randomly highlighted task search bar

Discus and support Randomly highlighted task search bar in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Recently, I've encountered an issue where the search bar in the taskbar will randomly highlight itself. If you move the mouse over it, it goes away... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kalsaaaaa, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Kalsaaaaa Win User

    Randomly highlighted task search bar


    Recently, I've encountered an issue where the search bar in the taskbar will randomly highlight itself. If you move the mouse over it, it goes away pretty quickly, but it gets really annoying to constantly be moving your mouse over it in order to get it to stop lighting up. Normally what happens is at random point withing 5-10 minute intervals, it will randomly highlight the text that says, "Type here to search". It also happens when I open a new tab in Edge, or opening a new task all together. If anyone can help with this, it would be extremely helpful.

    :)
     
    Kalsaaaaa, Jun 14, 2021
    #1
  2. Mark Isi Win User

    PowerShell randomly poping-up in tool bar

    Hello,

    Just to verify, do you have any scheduled tasks that uses Powershell? Scheduled tasks makes Powershell window appear periodically on your computer, therefore we suggest that you check the Task Scheduler. Here are the steps:

    • Click on Start.
    • In the search bar, type Task Scheduler and click on

      Task Scheduler
      in the results.
    • Under Active Tasks, check for any tasks that use Powershell and the scheduled time.

    If the issue still persist, we suggest that you run a Windows Defender scan to see if it will pick up any malware that the first scan missed.

    Let us know the outcome.
     
    Mark Isi, Jun 14, 2021
    #2
  3. Cannot modify Task Bar settings

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will be happy to assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue persists.

    • Right click on the Task Bar.
    • Uncheck the option " Lock the Taskbar."

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Jun 14, 2021
    #3
  4. Randomly highlighted task search bar

    search does not work in task bar. DOES work in File Explorer

    Task bar search does not work and I have tried all of the recommended steps. Had to recently reinstall Windows 10 64b (preserved personal data) and the search has not worked since.

    Suggestions? Recommendations?

    Thx
     
    John Vacheresse, Jun 14, 2021
    #4
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