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Hide the Search / Cortana Box and Task View Button on the Windows 10 Taskbar | The method is quite easy.

How to Hide the Search / Cortana Box and Task View Button on the Windows 10 Taskbar

 Windows 10 adds a few features to the taskbar: You can Search (or use Cortana) without pressing the Start button, and you can also click the “Task View” button to see all your windows. Don't like this feature? Here's how to hide it:


How to Hide Search Box / Cortana


1. Right-click on an empty space on the Taskbar and select “Cortana” (or “Search”) then select “Hidden” from the popup.


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2. The Search/Cortana box will disappear from the Taskbar.


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3. If you want access to the Search / Cortana box, but don't want it to take up a lot of space on the Taskbar when you're not using it, you can display only the Search / Cortana icon on the Taskbar, which you can then click to access the Search panel. To show only icons on the Taskbar, right-click on an empty part of the Taskbar and select “Cortana” (or “Search”) then select “Show Cortana icon” (or “Show search icon”).


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4. The icon will appear on the Taskbar. You just click the icon to start the search.


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How to Hide the Task View Button


Task View is a new feature added to Windows 10 to create virtual desktops so you can categorize open programs. This is especially useful if you have many programs open at once. The Task View button is located on the Taskbar to the right of the Search/Cortana box.


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If you're not using a virtual desktop, you can remove the Task View button from the Taskbar. To do this, right-click on an empty part of the Taskbar and select “Show Task View Button” from the popup menu.


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Now, the Search box and the Task View button have disappeared from the Taskbar.


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Note: Hiding the Search/ Cortana box does not remove this feature altogether. To search or use Cortana click on the Start button and then you can type your search.

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