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Hide the Search and Task View Buttons from Windows 10 Taskbar

August 23rd, 2015 by Admin

In older preview builds of Windows 10, the Search and Task View buttons in the taskbar couldn’t be removed natively and the only way to get rid of it is using this registry trick. Luckily the official release of Windows 10 comes an option to hide the buttons. Here’s how:

Part 1: Hide the Search button from Windows 10 Taskbar

  1. Right-click on the Windows 10 Taskbar.
  2. Tap or hover to Search.
  3. You’ll see the following options:
    • Hidden – Remove Search button display on the Taskbar completely
    • Show search icon – Show a Search icon on the Taskbar that when clicked will bring up the Search bar.
    • Show search box – Display the large search box on the Taskbar which you can type directly into.


  4. Click Hidden. The Search button will disappear from the taskbar immediately

Part 2: Hide the Task View button from Windows 10 Taskbar

Right-click on the taskbar and in the context menu, uncheck the “Show Task View Button” option. The Task View button will disappear immediately.


For tablet users though, the Task View button is pretty important. In the absence of a physical keyboard, that button is the easiest way to switch between apps. Hiding it is likely to result in a downgraded experience so tablet users are better off keeping it visible.

Windows 10 Tip: Remove the Search Button from the Taskbar

November 21st, 2014 by Admin

If you’ve installed Windows 10 Technical Preview, you should have noticed that there is a new Search button added to the taskbar, placed right after the Start menu button.


The Search button takes up valuable space on the taskbar, and it’s mostly useful for touchscreen devices. Here is a registry hack to get rid of the Search button from the taskbar.

How to Hide / Remove the Search Button from the Taskbar?

  1. Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  2. Browse to the following registry key:

    In left-side pane, right-click on CurrentVersion and select “New -> Key” and give it name Search.

  3. Now right-click on the right-side pane, and then create a new 32-bit DWORD and name it SearchboxTaskbarMode, and set the value to 0.


  4. Once this is done, restart Windows 10 and the Search button should be gone. To bring the button back, delete the value that you just added.