Windows 10: Windows Search Box

Discus and support Windows Search Box in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm really not digging this new windows search box. Is there anyway to get the old box back? The one that actually finds something and starts searching... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Soapm, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Soapm Win User

    Windows Search Box


    I'm really not digging this new windows search box. Is there anyway to get the old box back? The one that actually finds something and starts searching as you type? As you can see, mines is buried off the screen and you can hardly see it. It wasn't like that with the old search box.


    Windows Search Box [​IMG]


    PS... It's the one in the top right when you have file explorer open. I use it to search my files for ideas I've used before.

    :)
     
    Soapm, Sep 13, 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, Sep 13, 2020
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  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, Sep 13, 2020
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  4. Windows Search Box

    Search box

    Hi,

    To start troubleshooting your issue, follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the taskbar.
    • Select Cortana.
    • Click Show search box.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Eugene deV, Sep 13, 2020
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