Windows 10 adds a search box to the task bar at the bottom of the screen, on the left hand side. It's a handy way to search your PC and the web, but it does take up valuable space on the screen. Especially if you have lots of other icons there.
If you wish, you can choose to hide the search box completely. Alternatively, you can choose for it to appear as just an icon, which will expand into the full search box when you click it.
Doing this is easy, and doesn't require any additional software download. Just right-click on the task bar to bring up a menu. Instead of clicking on the more obvious Properties link, click on the Search link. You'll then see options called Hidden, Show Search Icon, and Show Search Box. It's as easy as that.
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