How to change or disable the taskbar search box "Cortana" from the registry.


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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]

Big Box...
"SearchboxTaskbarMode"=dword:00000002

Small Magnifying Glass...
"SearchboxTaskbarMode"=dword:00000001

Hidden...
"SearchboxTaskbarMode"=dword:00000000
 
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What is the point of that ?

Why mess with registry editing if it can be done with simple few clicks ?
 
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Here in the school district ever since we deployed Windows 10 the only complaint we get is the search box takes up a third of the taskbar. Now I am deploying a reg file to a few hundred systems.
 
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David means
Right click the taskbar - Select "Search" --- Show icon or hide.
 
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That maybe needed for " a few hundred systems".
For home users, a few clicks will do the job without messing with registry.
 
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True, David, but maybe it should be free choice of each individual user. Easier to send multiple instructions, as posted, as to how to alter the taskbar view. More freedom of choice. I am certain some of the users would like to see the smaller, icon, still on the taskbar.
 
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Thanks for the info jackized! When I did a reg compare I got a ton of result but this one! Deploying now.

For everyone else that has a problem with it, move along.
 

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