How To Remove Cortana From Taskbar In Windows 10

Now Disable Cortana’s “Ask Me Anything Box” From Taskbar:

Cortana is a personal assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 mobiles. Really, Cortana is a gift for Windows users. Cortana responds through voice and answers the questions using the information from the Bing Search Engine. This is a brief introduction about Cortana. Now coming to the topic, have you ever tried removing Cortana’s Ask Me Anything box from the taskbar? Can we remove it? Yes, you can disable the Cortana’s search box from taskbar by following some simple steps. Here in this post, I am going to explain the step-by-step procedure for removing Cortana from the taskbar in Windows 10.

Any Advantage Of Removing Cortana’s “Ask Me Anything Box” From The Taskbar?

This is useful for the users who don’t use Cortana. Cortana’s Ask me Anything Box occupies a lot of space on the taskbar. By disabling, users can save space on their taskbars and can organize lot more useful applications on their taskbars. This is the only advantage of removing Cortana search box from the taskbar.

How To Disable Cortana’s “Ask Me Anything Box” From Taskbar In Windows 10:

A series od steps to be followed inorder to disable Cortana from the taskbar. Steps to be followed are:

  • Firstly, Right Click anywhere on the taskbar.
  • Then a popup menu will appear showing multiple options.
  • Among them click on Cortana.


  • Then it will show you three options like Hidden, Show Cortana Icon and Show Search Box.


  • By default, the option Show Search Box is selected in all the PC’s or laptops.
  • To remove Cortana’s “Ask Me Anything Box” from the taskbar, choose Hidden among those 3 options.


That’s it. This is a simple method to disable Cortana from the taskbar in Windows 10. Users can also shrink the Cortana’s “Ask Me Anything” box by selecting Show Cortana Icon from the options. To revert back to the original, just choose Show Search Box option. If you face any problem by disabling the Cortana from the taskbar in Windows 10, feel free to comment below.

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