Windows 10: search in start menu and "search box" on task bar not working

Discus and support search in start menu and "search box" on task bar not working in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello, no idea why but typing in my start menu and search box suddenly doesn't work. Oddly after playing around with powershell and some tips online... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/geeky-hawkes, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. search in start menu and "search box" on task bar not working


    Hello,



    no idea why but typing in my start menu and search box suddenly doesn't work. Oddly after playing around with powershell and some tips online (see below) I have gone from nothing appearing in the search box when I type to only the first character of whatever I type in appearing:



    Press start key (or click menu) type gimp only g appears in the search box, pause for a second no search results and then search box closes.



    What have I tried:

    BingSearchEnabled 0 in regedit (no change)

    searching and indexer troubleshooter - no issues found

    confirmed C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe is running

    powershell: $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

    powershell: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    restarted PC - no change

    running windows 10 1909 OX Build 18363.592

    Thoughts welcome- I don't want to reinstall just to fix this but it is killing my workflow!

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    /u/geeky-hawkes, Feb 5, 2020
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  2. search box

    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, Feb 5, 2020
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  3. location of search box on task bar, can't find it

    Hello Charlie,

    I would be happy to assist you.

    From the description provided, I understand that the Search Box option is not available in Windows.

    If you want to access search bar which is next to the Start Menu, then I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Right click on Taskbar.

    2. Click on Toolbars.

    3. Click on Cortana and click on Show Search box

    Write to us in case you need further assistance on activating the Search Bar in Windows.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Feb 5, 2020
    #3
  4. search in start menu and "search box" on task bar not working

    No Search Bar in Start Menu

    Hello,

    My start menu has no search bar. I looked this up on the forum, and one answer was to go into Control Panel -> Programs & Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> check mark the box for 'Windows Search' -> Reboot.

    Problem 1: 'Windows Search' is not on my list of Windows items that can be turned on or off.

    Where is the search bar?

    Problem 2: I need the search bar to find the Snipping Tool!

    Thanks search in start menu and "search box" on task bar not working :)
     
    Jon Chelberg, Feb 5, 2020
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