Windows 10 taskbar contains a search box, Cortana button, Task View button, and People icon by default.
If you wish, you can remove those and here’s how:
- Right-click on the blank area in the taskbar.
- Hit Show Cortana button, Show Task View button, and Show People on the taskbar options in the context menu.
- Hover your mouse over the Search in the context menu and then select Hidden.
Note: To revert – repeat step 2. Also, hover your mouse over Search and then select Show search box option.