Windows 10: Window 10 setup: search box, taskbar and updates

Discus and support Window 10 setup: search box, taskbar and updates in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My Win 7 box will be dated in a few months and I now have a Win 10 pro box. The migration is nearly finished, and advice is needed on a few points. Win... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Tharwatime, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Window 10 setup: search box, taskbar and updates


    My Win 7 box will be dated in a few months and I now have a Win 10 pro box. The migration is nearly finished, and advice is needed on a few points. Win 10 is ... interesting. It would be nice if the changes were not quite so dramatic.

    I have searched for the answers to the matters below without success. Doubtless some are in the forum or elsewhere online, but they elude me.

    There was a search box in the taskbar, taking up too much room. Is it possible to have the search box like Win 7, in the start menu? When searching, the box vanishes after about a second, giving no time to paste a location. Is there any way to slow this down?

    The same comment applies to pestilent messages that appear on the bottom right of the screen for maybe three seconds, too quick.

    The taskbar has a white background, which I wish to have clear. That is, showing the desktop background, which is a picture. The instructions for this are
    Start > Settings > Personalisation > Colours.
    In Show accent colours, two boxes should be ticked: Start taskbar and action centre and Title bars and Window borders. I could not select the Start taskbar option. How can the system be set up to have the taskbar background the same as the desktop?

    I disabled automatic Windows updates - not keen on this at all. Win 7 has an option that advises me of updates and lets me select. Can this be done in Win 10, and if so, how?

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Tharwatime, Nov 7, 2019
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  2. Arjay Dom Win User

    Search box on taskbar missing.

    Hi John,

    This issue with search box may happen if it's hidden from the taskbar.

    To resolve the issue, follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the taskbar and select Search.
    • Select Show search box.

    Feel free to post back if you have other concerns.
     
    Arjay Dom, Nov 7, 2019
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  3. I_askYou Win User
    Windows 10: how to restore search bar in the taskbar?

    When I right click on Taskbar, there is no "Search" in the list.
     
    I_askYou, Nov 7, 2019
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  4. Window 10 setup: search box, taskbar and updates

    No search box on taskbar Window 10 setup: search box, taskbar and updates :(

    Hi Keith,

    Thank you for posting your response in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern about search box in Windows 10.

    Please try the below and check if you can see search bar on taskbar:

    Steps:

    • Right click on Taskbar, move the mouse cursor on to
      Search
      option.
    • Select Show Search icon (You will see Search icon beside Start)
    • Select Show search bar (You will see Search bar beside Start)

    Check with the above and let us know if it helps, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 7, 2019
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