You can choose whether the search box shows on your taskbar. If you don't see a search box on your taskbar, it's hidden and you can make it visible again.

Hide the search box

  1. Press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.

  2. Select Taskbar items to expand the section, then toggle the Search switch to Off.

Show the search box on the taskbar

  1. Press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.

  2. Select Taskbar items to expand the section, then toggle the Search switch to On.

You can choose whether the search box shows on your taskbar. If you don't see a search box on your taskbar, it's hidden and you can make it visible again.

Hide the search box

  1. Press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Search.

  2. Select Hidden.

Show the search box on the taskbar

  1. Press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Search.

  2. Select Show search box.
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If you still don't see the Search box, try opening taskbar settings.

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Personalization > Taskbar.

  2. Make sure the toggle for Use small taskbar buttons is set to Off.

  3. Make sure the Taskbar location on screen list is set to Bottom.

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