Microsoft is preparing a new search bar for Windows 11 that seeks to answer the appeal of many users who complain about the many errors and inaccurate results presented since the operating system was released in October last year. The solution found was… to resurrect the Windows 10 Search bar , but with the “clothes” of the WinUI 3.0 interface.
Unlike the current presentation where the search bar is integrated into the taskbar in the center of the Windows 11 screen, in Windows 10 the option is in the lower left corner of the taskbar and by default opens the main used applications, in addition to the highlights of Windows Search that naturally shows content from Bing.
How will Windows 10 search bar return in Windows 11?
As you can see in the screenshot above, released this Monday (13) by the WindowsLatest website , the look of the new Windows 11 taskbar is very similar to that of Windows 10 and, to the delight of those nostalgic , the Search Windows defaults to left-aligned .
According to the publication, changes to the settings of this new version of the search bar cannot be made by right-clicking . To do this, you will need to open the Settings application, and apply the desired changes there.
Microsoft has yet to disclose when the new Windows 11 search bar will be available in a stable release. For now, not even testers enrolled in the Windows Insider program have access, as it is a test version.
With Windows Search, finding a specific app or file isn’t really challenging. Of course, Windows Search on Windows 11 and Windows 11 can be buggy and return inaccurate results, but it’s still one of the best ways to locate a specific app, file, or setting buried in the depths of the operating system.
Windows Search is integrated into the taskbar, so you can click on the search button next to the Start and type or select a keyword in the search field to find it in the operating system.
In Windows 10, you can click on 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 top apps you use, as well as Windows Search highlights which basically show content from Microsoft’s Bing.
Microsoft is working on a search bar for Windows 11’s taskbar. As you can see in the above screenshot, this new feature, which is under internal testing, brings back the search bar from Windows 10. Of course, the new search bar respects Windows 11’s modern design and WinUI 3.0
The search opens the Windows Search and it is aligned to the left by default.
Unfortunately, you cannot right-click on the search bar to change its settings. If you want to make any changes to the taskbar, you will need to open the Settings app.
This new search bar is under testing and we don’t know when it will begin rolling out to users in the Windows Insider program.