Windows 11 new search bar in taskbar 'a better-looking waste of space', some users prefer turning it off

Microsoft’s Windows 11 undoubtedly helps its users with easier navigation, boosted performance, and new features with the help of which they can unravel their creativity.

However, that doesn’t mean it has never troubled users with various bugs and issues. In fact, we previously highlighted the battery drain issue and the Windows 11 22H2 installation error.

Windows 11 new search bar in taskbar

Some Windows 11 users (1,2,3,4,5) are now troubled by the new search bar in the taskbar as they feel it wasn’t needed at all.

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Personally I always hate the search in the task bar, because it take space and also because like you said press win and start typing you get the same result. I always remove it.
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Whats the point of having a search bar in Taskbar when Windows Start does the same thing?
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Reports suggest that the taskbar’s modified status bar is just ‘a better-looking waste of space’. That’s why they prefer to keep it turned off.

On the contrary, users are using the old methodology by pressing the ‘Windows’ button on the keyboard in order to make searches.

In fact, one of the affected users suggested the developers to rather start working on ways to bring the auto/light mode instead of fixing the otherwise flawless feature.

Instead of spending time fixing the search bar (which has been working flawlessly), they should have spent time on developing useful function such as auto dark/light mode
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Apart from disabling the search bar in the taskbar, users can also customize the feature in the following ways:

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So far, Microsoft hasn’t commented on the matter related to the new search bar. It’ll be interesting to note whether the developers roll back the feature as they are still experimenting with it.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update the article as and when new information emerges.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Windows section so be sure to follow them as well.

Featured image source: Microsoft

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Riya Madaan

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