Windows 10: task bar search issue

Discus and support task bar search issue in Cortana to solve the problem; task bar search is surrounded with blue highlighter... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by MADHAVA B S, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. task bar search issue

    task bar search is surrounded with blue highlighter

    MADHAVA B S, Jun 21, 2021

  2. Cannot modify Task Bar settings


    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 21, 2021
  3. search box missing in task bar


    Thank you for your reply.

    - Are you using desktop mode or tablet mode?

    If you are using desktop mode and facing this issue I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    1. Right on the task bar and select

    2. Click on Show search bar.

    Check if this helps.

    If you are on tablet mode, the search bar will not appear.

    Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.


    Guru Kiran
    Guru Kiran G, Jun 21, 2021
  4. task bar search issue

    Search Bar/Cortana


    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 family.

    From the description, I understand that you are still receiving the pop up notifications, despite having disabled the search functionality in windows 10.

    Steps to disable the Search Bar

    • Right click on the task bar.
    • Select the "Search" option.
    • Select "Disable."
    However, if the above steps don't work out, perform the below suggested steps and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Open a CMD window started as Administrator.

    Repair corruption: Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.

    Run this command next: Sfc /scannow

    Now run these two commands:

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

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

    Hope the above information was helpful.

    Thank You.
    Sayan_Ghosh, Jun 21, 2021

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