The ever so helpful Microsoft Corp has decided to assist you with yet another new feature, one or more icons in your searchbar (next to the start menu).
So maybe you are an old grumphy man like me that despice changes to the GUI and just want it gone, or maybe you are a sysadmin and wish for it to not bother your users. Like I don’t get it, stuff that enables strange slide-up menues are just not very smart in my book, in my last sysadmin position people worked with drawing applications and if their mouse just happened to strafe the bottom of the screen up came weather reports, news and now also previous search results – in my book a big no go, ok people should have the right to enable this, but default setting should be off.
So how to get rid of it.
Well, through the GUI, you do like this;
- right click the search menu
- move to “2” Search
- uncheck “Show search highlights” – This will remove the icon/icons in the search menu
(ProTip: you can also opt for just unchecking “open on hover”, then the search menu will only expand if you click on it)
To get rid of it through registry
My suggestion is to make a GroupPolicy Preference deployment of that registry setting, and horray you and your users are again masters in your own OS.
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