How to Remove Search from Taskbar in Windows 10 (with video)

If you are looking to remove the search box from the Taskbar in Windows 10, then you will be happy to know that there is a very easy way of doing it. The search box, can be useful. However, if you are not used to it, then you may be looking to disable the search box in Windows 10. Maybe you wish to replace the Search Box on your Windows 10 computer with a Search icon. Whatever the case, here is how to remove search from Taskbar in Windows 10.

Steps to Remove Search Bar from Windows 10 Taskbar

To remove the search bar from the Window 10 Taskbar, all that you need to do is the following;

  1. Right click on the Search bar on your Windows 10 computer
  2. Scroll up and hover your cursor on “Search.”
  3. Choose “Hidden,” if you wish to hide both the Search box and the search icon.
  4. Choose “Show search icon,” if you wish to only show the search icon.

Video showing how to remove search in Windows 10.

Watch the video of how to remove the search icon from the Taskbar;

Why Remove Search from Taskbar?

There could be a couple of reasons why you may wish to remove Windows search from the taskbar. The reason why I ended up writing this article is because I have Windows 10 Home. Now, my computer was recently upgraded from Windows 10 version 1809 to Windows 10 version 1909. In the previous versions of Windows 10, the search box was not visible by default on my desktop.

But after upgrading my computer to version 1909, the thing suddenly cropped up. I don’t actually have anything against the search box in Windows 10. However, thing is, I am simply not used to it. If I had been using a version of Windows where the search bar was visible by default, I would probably not have any issue.

However, as it is, I decided to get rid of the search bar for the sake of my own sanity. I have my desktop arranged in a particular way, with the icons for the programs that I use the most placed on the taskbar. However, the moment the search bar was added on there, it pushed some of my icons to the far right of the taskbar. Again, there is nothing wrong with it. Nevertheless, I simply decided to remove search from taskbar.

Anyway, that’s how you disable the taskbar search icon for all users in Windows 10. Hope this information was of use to you. If yes, please leave a comment below. Your feedback is what drives us to keep going! You may also want to check out our article on how to pin apps to the Taskbar in Windows 10!

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