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How to Remove People icon, Task View icon and Cortana Search Box

In Windows 10, the People icon, Task View icon, and Search Box are added to the Taskbar by default.

People icon
Task View icon on the Taskbar
Cortana Search Box

If you do not want any of those in the Windows 10 Taskbar, then follow the below steps to remove them.

Remove People Icon from Windows 10 Taskbar

Here are the steps:

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    Right-click on the blank area of the Taskbar.
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    Uncheck "Show People button."
Unchecked Show People button

That's it. The Taskbar should be without "People" icon now.

Taskbar without People icon

If you want to add it, right-click on the empty area of the Taskbar and then check "Show People button."

Remove Task View Icon from Windows 10 Taskbar

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    Right-click on the blank area of your Windows PC Taskbar.
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    Uncheck "Show Task View button."
Unchecked Show Task View button

That is all. The Task View icon should be removed from Taskbar now.

Taskbar without Task View icon

Keep in mind that the above steps did not disable "Task View"; it just removes its icon from Taskbar.

You can use "Task view" feature by using its shortcut even after removing its icon.

If you want to add "Task View" icon, then right-click on the empty area of the Taskbar and check "Show Task View button."

Remove Search Box from Windows 10 Taskbar

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    Right-click on the blank area of the Taskbar.
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    Hover the mouse over the "Cortana."
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    Now, you can see three options:
All three Cortana options with default option Show search box as selected

Hidden - This option removes the Search Box from Taskbar.

Show Cortana icon - This option replaces the Cortana search box with the Cortana icon.

Show search box - This option is the default one which adds the Search Box to the Taskbar.

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    Select "Hidden." 
Selected Hidden option

That's it. The Cortana Search Box is successfully removed from Windows 10 Taskbar.

Taskbar without Cortana Search Box

Remember that removing Cortana Search Box from Taskbar did not disable Cortana.

Whenever you want to add Search Box to the Windows 10 Taskbar, just right-click on the empty area of the Taskbar, hover the mouse over "Cortana" and then select "Show search box."

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