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  1. Asskickulater's Avatar
    so, anyone else got this? even when I select "show the search bar in taskbar" button, it still only shows the button, curious of if my install is borked or if i found me a beta bug
    01-23-2015 11:10 PM
  2. ausidog's Avatar
    If you have too many windows open or if your screen is too small, it minimizes the search bar into a search icon (Cortana symbol).
    01-23-2015 11:50 PM
  3. Asskickulater's Avatar
    If you have too many windows open or if your screen is too small, it minimizes the search bar into a search icon (Cortana symbol).
    interesting, well i have a 26" 1080p display, and 2 programs in my taskbar lol
    01-24-2015 12:07 AM
  4. ausidog's Avatar
    Ha ha, doesn' sound like that's the problem at all!

    I'm noticing that the Search Bar becomes part of the Start Menu whenever you press the start button. Do you see it when you press the start button?
    01-24-2015 12:10 AM
  5. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Ha ha, doesn' sound like that's the problem at all!

    I'm noticing that the Search Bar becomes part of the Start Menu whenever you press the start button. Do you see it when you press the start button?
    yea, the search box is there when I click it, I honestly prefer the button, but I like toying with things, and while doing so, realized I couldnt use the search box option lol
    01-24-2015 12:35 AM
  6. Asskickulater's Avatar
    interesting, I just installed the latest update to my laptop, and it too wont use the search bar option..

    do you know what the screen size requirement was for it?
    01-24-2015 03:41 AM
  7. Ken Bowman's Avatar
    Check your properties for the taskbar and uncheck use small taskbar buttons if it is checked. That showed the search box for me
    ven07, jebjshop1 and Mark Marriott like this.
    01-25-2015 09:50 AM
  8. Delano Myers's Avatar
    This worked for me as well... kinda bummed though I like smaller icons...
    07-29-2015 10:46 AM
  9. jebjshop1's Avatar
    This worked for me.
    Check your properties for the taskbar and uncheck use small taskbar buttons if it is checked. That showed the search box for me
    07-30-2015 05:42 AM
  10. Kenneth Brosas's Avatar
    Now this solved my problems hahaha but I want the smaller icons with a search box. Oh well I'll type this in a feedback.
    07-30-2015 03:26 PM
  11. Eckerddad's Avatar
    This was the answer. Thanx.
    07-31-2015 12:52 PM
  12. Mzs Munna's Avatar
    its working after unchck the small task bar button from proerties!!!
    08-06-2015 09:06 PM
  13. Asskickulater's Avatar
    well, I'm glad theres a fix for you guys! I've since learned after making this post that Microsoft doesn't let you use the search box in taskbar when you dock the taskbar at the top of the screen for some retarded reason..
    08-07-2015 05:30 PM
  14. Vikas_Kr's Avatar
    If your taskbar is anywhere else bottom then search box will not appear.

    Sent from my GT-S5312 using Tapatalk
    08-09-2015 09:51 PM
  15. Rasetech's Avatar
    I also struggled with the "use small icons" setting and this behavior.
    08-10-2015 01:12 AM
  16. Mark Marriott's Avatar
    thank you Ken Bowman!!!!!

    I spent what seemed like hours trying to figure out why one laptop would not show the option to have the search box, turned out to be the simple setting you suggested. Thanks!
    08-21-2015 08:29 PM
  17. jameshaven's Avatar
    thanks - that worked for me as well.
    08-27-2015 03:04 PM
  18. Bill and Judy Kreeger's Avatar
    I, too, was missing the search box but nothing in the previous replies helped. Then Googled "lost cortana box" and got to howtogeek.com's discussion of how to hide the search box (the opposite question). The answer: right-click on any empty space in the taskbar, click on Cortana, and either click on "hidden" to hide it or on "show cortana icon" to show just the icon or "show search box" to do that.
    08-31-2015 07:39 PM
  19. ozstamps's Avatar
    Just installed Windows 10 and also having issues finding WHERE to search my computer data base, of outlook emails, and word docs and scans etc etc.

    I used that 20 times a day. Used to be a little box at lower left on my screen.

    The post before mine seems to be the answer but DUMMIE question WHERE is the "taskbar" I need to right click on? Is that the same as the toolbar? Anyway, wherever I right click I see nothing that mentions 'Cortana'.

    Apologies for such a thick question but not sure where exactly is that is on my laptop screen?

    Do not even know where to find the section to the uncheck small icons? I am using Firefox is that is relevant.

    No idea what or where a "Cortana" is either, but that does not seen relevant if I follow the post above?

    Glen in Sydney
    11-13-2015 11:57 PM
  20. ozstamps's Avatar
    OK found Taskbar along base, and right click and small icons was not checked and I get none of these options available to me?

    The answer: right-click on any empty space in the taskbar, click on Cortana, and either click on "hidden" to hide it or on "show cortana icon" to show just the icon or "show search box" to do that.

    I can see a brief flicker of that round blue Cortana symbol on taskbar at base, but it vanishes in a millisecond and can't be licked on as far as i can see
    11-14-2015 12:21 AM
  21. ianmi's Avatar
    Yep, it happened to me as well.
    After a massive Windows 10 update last night.
    It removed my Search Bar, also removed my Desktop photo, and also
    removed a program I had recently downloaded and installed.
    12-16-2015 04:56 PM
  22. ianmi's Avatar
    No,,,,it's gone, it's missing.
    12-16-2015 04:57 PM
  23. Arthur Long's Avatar
    No, I don't show the Cortana search bar when I press START.
    03-15-2016 04:04 PM
  24. John Fowles's Avatar
    re pmessage number 18

    I, too, was missing the search box but nothing in the previous replies helped. Then Googled "lost cortana box" and got to howtogeek.com's discussion of how to hide the search box (the opposite question). The answer: right-click on any empty space in the taskbar, click on Cortana, and either click on "hidden" to hide it or on "show cortana icon" to show just the icon or "show search box" to do that.





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    OK on my W10 just upgraded to the latest Fast Ring build 14367 I had no Seach box but on the task bar whilst not an actual Cortana icon on the left was a tempting plan white circle. mousing over it revealed Cortana's catch phrase "Ask me anything" so I right clicked it and saw a useful option to "show touch keyboard button" which I unchecked as it had tended to get in my way anyway.I then thankfully found that simply clicking the circle showed the Cortana details and the good old searchbox which was sorely missing

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    06-21-2016 11:16 AM
  25. John Fowles's Avatar
    OK I found no Cortana icon as such on the taskbar of my Windows10 ( I had just upgraded a new installation to the latest Fast Ring build 14367, but on the left next to a left back arrow WAS a tempting plain white circle that when hovered over popped up Cortana's familiar catchphrase "Ask me anything"
    I tried right clicking and was pleased to then find a checkable option to "Show touch keyboard button" which I happily unchecked as that task bar icon had been getting in my way for ages
    I then almost by accident realised that simply clicking that circle revealed full Cortana details including the most useful search box
    I have no idea why it had gone AWOL because I am sure that previous Window's10 installs or upgrades had always had the search box displayed by default
    06-21-2016 11:38 AM
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