On Windows 10, the search box is located in the Taskbar to give you quick access to search, but it takes a lot of valuable space that you can use to pin other apps.
However, if you would like to make the search box smaller or remove it completely from the Taskbar, Windows 10 has the option to disable it or make it smaller.
Disable search box from Taskbar on Windows 10
To remove the Taskbar search box on Windows 10, use these steps:
Right-click the Taskbar on Windows 10.
Select the Search option.
Select the “Hidden” option to disable the search from the Taskbar.Quick note: You can also select the “Show search icon” option to show only the search icon.
(Optional) Clear the “Show search highlights” option to disable the Bing Chat AI button and Bing content when opening the Search experience.
Once you complete the steps, the search box will no longer appear in the Taskbar, giving you more space to pin more apps. However, you can always open the experience with the “Windows key + S” keyboard shortcut or by opening the Start menu and tying the query.
If you want to revert the changes, you can select the “Show search box” option from the “Search” menu.