In Windows 10, you can get rid of the search box from the taskbar.
Many users are getting confused when they turn off the search box because they don't know where to type to search for an app or a document. This is definitely possible in Windows 10.
Once you disable the search icon to save taskbar space, you still can search through your apps and documents.
- Open the Start menu by pressing the Win key or clicking the Start button.
- Do not click on any tile or icon.
- On the keyboard, start typing the required term. Windows 10 will pick up your queries.
- Use shortcuts to save your time. See the article: Search apps faster in the Start menu in Windows 10.
That's it. This is not so obvious hence many users are asking how would they search if the taskbar search box was disabled.