Remove the search window from the lower task bar

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How to remove the search window from the lower task bar. Windows 8 laptop.b
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

Top Expert 2016
right click on the task bar, go to search and select hidden or show search icon2019-04-18_22-22-43.png
David's solution was easy with no extra tool.
However I thought the search window would be there when the small Windows icon was clicked, similar to Windows 7.
The search bar when hidden doesn't show up when you select the 'start' button like it did in 7, but if you just start typing after clicking the 'start' button, it will create the box automatically.

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