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Discus and support Windows 10 search box weird location in Cortana to solve the problem; I just upgraded form an SSHD to an M.2 and reinstalled Windows. It's been updated to 1903 and all the other latest updates. But when I search... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Ghost Boner, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 search box weird location

    I just upgraded form an SSHD to an M.2 and reinstalled Windows. It's been updated to 1903 and all the other latest updates. But when I search something, the box comes up as normal and it searches everything just fine and dandy, it's just the location of the box.

    It's the gap between the search box and the edge of the screen. Why is it like this? It's going to drive me crazy.

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    Ghost Boner, Jul 27, 2019

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    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, Jul 27, 2019
  3. JohnHeinz Win User
    Windows 10 Search box

    Which instructions are you suggesting I missed? There is no search icon. Right clicking the taskbar shows no search option. The "small characters" or icons trick did nothing. The regedit thing:
    Follow these steps to turn on the hidden search box:

    • Open regedit
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
    • Inside the search key, create the new DWORD value named EnableSearchBox and set it to 1
    • Restart your computer or simply Explorer Shell
    Did not give me a search option that I can find.

    So in at least MY version of windows 10 there is no search box I can find that will allow me to search my own computer to find possible misplaced files.

    So what are the instructions?
    JohnHeinz, Jul 27, 2019
  4. Windows 10 search box weird location

    Search box in Windows 10 is not working

    Hello Catherine,

    A quick question before we proceed:

    What is the make and model of the PC?

    I suggest you to try the below methods and check if that helps:

    Method 1: Run the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Click on Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.
    • Run the Troubleshooter.

    Method 2:

    I suggest that you restart the Windows search service on the computer and check if the issue persists.

    • Press “Windows + R” key together for Run Prompt and type “services.msc”, click
    • This will open the Windows Service Management Window. Scroll down and locate “Windows Search”. Right click on “Windows Search” service and click

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
    Anju Thekkethil, Jul 27, 2019

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