To hide your search box, press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and go to Taskbar settings. Under Taskbar items, toggle the switch to Off next to Search.

If your search bar is hidden and you want it to show on the taskbar, press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and go to Taskbar settings. Under Taskbar items, toggle the switch to On next to Search.

To hide your search box, press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Search > Hidden

If your search bar is hidden and you want it to show on the taskbar, press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Search > Show search boxalternate text

If the above doesn't work, try opening taskbar settings. Select Start  > Settings  > Personalization > Taskbar. If you have the Use small taskbar buttons toggle set to On, you will need to turn this Off to see the search box. Also, make sure the Taskbar location on screen is set to Bottom

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