While Group Policy settings are available to disable Cortana, it doesn’t work. i attempted it followed by a restart, but Cortana can still be activated using the keyboard shortcut. It looks like one among its previous version, Microsoft has made sure that Cortana isn’t disabled. therefore, the only choice isn't to use it.
Disable Cortana & Search Box In Windows 10
Even though Cortana isn't as deeply tied to the Windows because it eas earlier, there're no thanks to uninstall Cortana. At most, it is often restricted, but the keyboard shortcut can't be changed.
Disable Search Box from Taskbar in Windows 10
The default mode of the search box takes a lot of space on the taskbar, and while you can change it a simple icon, it is better to use the keyboard shortcut to invoke it. When you use press Win + S, it invokes the search box, and you can instantly start typing.
Since it is useful, and search is integrated into the core of Windows 10, it is better to just hide it from the taskbar.
- Right-click on the taskbar
- Click on Search in the menu
- To hide the search completely, select Hidden
The search box will disappear from the taskbar, and you will have more space.
Disable Cortana in Windows 10
Unlike earlier versions of Windows, there's no thanks to disable Cortana in Windows. In fact, the group policy and registry hacks also don't work. So if you are doing not want to use it, there are two belongings you can do.
- Open Cortana app, click on the three-dot menu, and sign-out
- Next, right-click on the taskbar and prefer to uncheck “Show Cortana button”
You can still access Cortana by using WIN + C, and if you're signed in, you'll start Cortana in listening mode. If you are doing not want anybody to invoke Cortana using the keyboard shortcut, you'll override using scripts.
I hope the post was easy, and you were ready to hide, if not disable Windows Search box and Cortana from the taskbar in Windows 10.