The only caveat is that the feature uses Microsoft Edge and Bing to show the query results, which means that it doesn’t respect your default web browser or search engine preferences. If you have to be running a preview of Windows 11 higher than build 25120 and the search box widget is enabled, it’s possible to disable the web search feature. In this guide, you will learn the steps to disable the desktop search box widget on Windows 11.

Disable desktop search box widget on Windows 11

To turn off the desktop search box on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the search widget will disable from the desktop.

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