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

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:

  1. Right-click on the blank area in the taskbar.
  1. Hit Show Cortana button, Show Task View button, and Show People on the taskbar options in the context menu.
  1. 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.