Windows 10ConfigurationTaskbar and Start Menu

Configure the Search button on the taskbar in Windows 10


By default, the search box is displayed on Windows 10 taskbar. You can change its appearance or hide it if you want.

1. Right-click on Windows 10 taskbar.

2. When the context menu appears, point to Search, and then select one of the following options:

A) Disabled - to hide search from taskbar;



Search is hidden

B) Show search icon - to show search in taskbar as a button;

Show search icon


Search is displayed as icon

C) Show search box - to restore the default setting and display the search box.

Show search box


Default appearance

Make sure that the Use small taskbar buttons option is disabled in taskbar properties. Otherwise the search box cannot be displayed on the taskbar.