Windows 10: restrict taskbar search to local computer, disable WEB

Discus and support restrict taskbar search to local computer, disable WEB in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have enabled the search bar in Windows 10 1903. I wonder if this is possible to restrict this search bar to the local computer and completely disable... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Olive, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Olive Win User

    restrict taskbar search to local computer, disable WEB


    I have enabled the search bar in Windows 10 1903. I wonder if this is possible to restrict this search bar to the local computer and completely disable web searches. This web search launch Edge with Bing despite the fact that edge is not my default browser and bing not my default search engine.As I have the pro edition, I have already tried to play with the group policy editor but no option seems to effectively disable this; though some options seems to claims it. There are indeed options that claim to disable "web search" but web search in the taskbar remains active even after having enabled these options!

    :)
     
    Olive, Oct 18, 2019
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  2. Eric Ber Win User

    Disable Web Search when I hit Windows Key to Search my Computer

    Hi Larry,

    To be able to disable the Web Search when using the searchbox, you need to turn off Cortana. The searchbox will now say "Search Windows" instead of "Ask me anything." It will be more responsive and only show results from your hard drive or local network. To
    do this, you can follow the steps below:

    • Login to Windows 10 computer with your Microsoft account.
    • Click on Cortana search bar.
    • In the search box at the bottom, type Disable Cortana.
    • Once the suggestions appear in the list, click Cortana & Search settings.
    • Then turn off Cortana option.

    Should you need further assistance, don't hesitate to get back to us.
     
    Eric Ber, Oct 18, 2019
    #2
  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.
     
    Gerard Qui, Oct 18, 2019
    #3
  4. Carlo Fer Win User

    restrict taskbar search to local computer, disable WEB

    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.
     
    Carlo Fer, Oct 18, 2019
    #4
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