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Microsoft adds a Windows 10-like search bar to the Windows 11 taskbar

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With Windows Search, finding a specific app or file isn’t much of a challenge. Sure, Windows Search on Windows 11 and Windows 11 can be buggy and give inaccurate results, but it’s still one of the best ways to find a specific app, file, or setting buried deep within the operating system.

Windows Search is integrated into the taskbar, so you can click the search button next to Start and type or select a keyword in the search field to find it in the operating system.

In Windows 10, you can click the search box at the bottom left of the taskbar. In Windows 11, the taskbar comes with a new search icon. By default, it opens the best apps you use, as well as Windows Search highlights that basically display content from Microsoft’s Bing.

Windows 11 Search bar

Microsoft is working on a search bar for the Windows 11 taskbar. As you can see in the screenshot above, this new feature, which is being tested internally, will bring the search bar back from Windows 10. Of course, the new search bar respects the modern design of Windows 11 and WinUI 3.0

The search will open the Windows Search and will be left aligned by default.

Unfortunately, you cannot right-click the search bar to change the settings. To make changes to the taskbar, you need to open the Settings app.

This new search bar is being tested and we don’t know when it will be rolled out to users in the Windows Insider Program.

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