The new feature appears in Windows 10 build 17040, but it’s not enabled by default. However, if you’re an Insider, you can give it a try editing the Registry. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the new floating search on Windows 10 build 17040.

How to enable floating Cortana experience

Once you’ve completed the steps, right-click the Taskbar, select Cortana, and click the Show Cortana icon option. Then you can click the Cortana button, and the new floating search bar experience should open up in the desktop. Flighting (regedit) Override (regedit) ImmersiveSearch DWORD to enable Cortana floating experience Credit: @vitorgrs and @4j17h. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.