How to Hide or Remove the Search Button from Windows 10 Taskbar


Windows 10 is embedded with the search box feature that you can use to search for anything on the computer. The feature is very good but it occupies some space on the taskbar which some people do not like in case they want to add more icons to the taskbar they might need to remove the space the search box is occupying. In this guide, I will be showing you how to remove this extra space so that you can have free space for other icons that will be placed on the taskbar.

The search box is right next to the Start button and is capable of searching the web and your entire PC. You can read these guides on search on Windows OS or other operating system: How to Quickly Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working, How to Disable Bing Search in Windows 10 and Windows 11, Locate, Find, and Grep: How to search for files and patterns in Linux or Unix like OS, How to search through the Windows registry, Chrome and Firefox: How to make Cortana search with a different web browser instead of Bing and Edge, How to install and configure Elasticsearch on Linux.

The image below display the amount of space the Search feature occupy on the taskbar. When you search for an application or files the search will display the search result that matches your search.

Search Box

To remove the search box from Windows 10 taskbar you can follow the below steps:

  1. Right-click inside the search box and select Search > Hidden option to remove the search box from Windows 10 taskbar. Immediately you click on Hidden the Search box will be hidden.
Hiding the Search Box

2. Immediately you click on Hidden the Search space will disappear.

Search Box Hidden

3. You may decide to remove the space while the Search icon still exist on the task bar. All what you need to do is to Click on Show Search icon

Showing Search Icon

You may decide to disable from the GPO or registry and if you need a guide on that you can read this: How to disable Taskbar Web Search in Windows 10 via GPO and Windows Registry.

Here is a YouTube video on how to hide or to remove the search Button from Windows 10 Taskbar

I hope you found this blog post Ways to Hide or Remove Search Button from Windows 10 Taskbar Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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