Windows 10: Windows 10 Search bar not connecting to the web

Discus and support Windows 10 Search bar not connecting to the web in Cortana to solve the problem; The windows 10 search bar used to search my computer contents as well as the web. Now it will only search for what is in my computer, not the web. Has... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Ron Beaton, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Search bar not connecting to the web


    The windows 10 search bar used to search my computer contents as well as the web. Now it will only search for what is in my computer, not the web. Has anyone else experienced this. Windows version 1903 is installed and operating fine otherwise.

    Cortona is working okay.

    :)
     
    Ron Beaton, Jul 28, 2020
    #1
  2. Anne Ros Win User

    Turn Off Web Search Results When Searching My Computer

    Hi,

    If you are pertaining to the Cortana search web results, you can disable it and improve local search results. Follow the steps below to disable web results:

    • Click the search bar.
    • Select the Notebook icon on the left pane of the search bar.
    • From the options, select Settings. (Note: On the later versions of Windows, the Settings button might be outside the Notebook icon.)
    • On the Settings, toggle the Cortana gives me suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more option to
      Off.
    • On the lower part, turn off the Search online and included web results option as well.

    See the image as reference to the above steps:


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    After doing the steps, try using search again and see if the web results will now disappear.

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to post your query anytime.
     
    Anne Ros, Jul 28, 2020
    #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, Jul 28, 2020
    #3
  4. robnelli Win User

    Windows 10 Search bar not connecting to the web

    Unable to Type in Search the Web and Windows Bar


    Your suggestion unfortunately did not resolve the problem. I still cannot type anything in the "Search the web and Windows" box in the task bar. Additionally Cortana still will not run. When I hit the Windows Key and the S key, I can see Cortana start up from within the Task Manager but it immediately closes (exits).
     
    robnelli, Jul 28, 2020
    #4
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