Question How do i change the new windows search bar style to the old one?

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I just cleaned up my pc and reinstalled windows. I saw that the new build has a different search bar and i'm not feeling liking it. So how do i change to the older one? The new one is so anoying

New one:


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onespeedbiker

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Not exactly sure what you are looking for. If you go to Windows settings>Personalization >Taskbar>Turn system icons on or off, you can decide what icons, clock and date you want on or off..
 
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Not exactly sure what you are looking for. If you go to Windows settings>Personalization >Taskbar>Turn system icons on or off, you can decide what icons, clock and date you want on or off..
I just want to go back to the previous windows search UI that was a lot more cleaner without reinstalling windows on a older build
 
I can't see how your "old" screenshot is "cleaner" than the new one. Microsoft updates user interface as well, so even if you revert to that "older" build and then update, you'll probably end up with the "new" look.

Just get used to.
 

onespeedbiker

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I'm not actually sure which is the old and which is the new. Regardless, it appears the difference between the two is what icons (clock/ date) appear on the taskbar or not. My last post explained how add or remove the icons, date/clock.
 

britechguy

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I also can't get a handle on what it is that's wanted here, particularly since the two searches return different types of results.

I didn't notice any significant difference when doing my typical searches that recur with some frequency.
 

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I just cleaned up my pc and reinstalled windows. I saw that the new build has a different search bar and i'm not feeling liking it. So how do i change to the older one? The new one is so anoying

New one:
Old one:
Do you mean that the black stripe above start menu is gone? That is part of Cortana. Microsoft removed Cortana from Search in 1903.
 

Colif

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I added some space to original post, would have made more sense if oldest was below newest, and similar search terms used... or just a circle around part that's different.

Do you mean that the black stripe above start menu is gone? That is part of Cortana. Microsoft removed Cortana from Search in 1903.
It is more they split search from cortana graphically, but same result. I expect that is the thing people are missing with these questions.

I was relieved to remove cortana button from toolbar completely. It was about only change I actually noticed and likes in 1903. The application that runs the search (searchui.exe) has always been part of cortana and its description in windows is still Search & cortana application.
 

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