1. Enable Windows 10 Taskbar Search box

To quickly make Search Box visible in Windows 10 taskbar, follow these eacy steps.

  1. Right Click on Taskbar
  2. Choose Search
  3. Enable Search box or Search icon.

Once this options is enabled in your taskbar, you will be able to see the search box at left hand side bottom of screen.

Use this searchbox to quickly launch windows applications installed in PC,  Search for any file in system, search for any term in Web, Quickly refer to a option present in Windows Settings etc.,

Here is a video explanation on the same:

2. Keyboard Shortcut for Window 10 Search box

In Windows 10 taskbar search box can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut. If not the option explained in previous section, use keyboard shortcut: WindowsKey + S

This will display the searchbox as a pop up near the windows icon on taskbar on left hand side. This option is more easy to use rather than adding the seachbox to the taskbar.

Windows 10 search box is a must to have option. It is like a magic genie that gets most of the items that we usually search for. Most users have it to quickly launch apps & to find out a options present in settings. I am sure, if you try it once, you will get addicted to such a wonderful option.

3. How to use the Windows Search Box?

You have learned how to enable Windows 10 taskbar search box. Once it is done, you use it to quickly search for files, apps & other content by using the following steps.

  • In Taskbar, click search box.
  • Type name of file, app.
  • Search results will start to appear well before you complete your search text
  • Above the search box, you can see the possible search results as you type it.
  • If it is a App, then searchbox will display the recent files you opened with that app.

Now, you can select the file, app or content of your choice, from the results directly. Windows will launch the app or file that you select on the screen.

It is so easy now that you dont even have to open file explorer, browse for the folder and get to the file. Everything happens in just few clicks.

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