It’s a new search button that resembles the option available on Windows 10 with five different states, including a button with a “Search” label, a magnifier button without a label, a magnifier and globe button without a label, and a button with a “Search the web” label. The feature is still under development, so if you want to get hands-on with the new search button, you can use a third-party tool known as “ViVeTool” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas on GitHub to enable the new experience on your computer. This guide will teach you the steps to turn on the search button hidden in the latest insider preview of Windows 11 from the Dev channel.

Enable Taskbar Search button on Windows 11

To enable the new search button on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the Taskbar should now show the new search button on the left side next to the Widgets icon.

In the command, change the path to the folder with your path.

If you don’t have Windows 11 build 25163, you need to enroll in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Windows Update” section. Once you enroll the device in the program, you can download build 25163 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button, and then you can follow the steps outlined above. If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but on step No. 10, make sure to use these commands: vivetool /disable /id:39072097 /variant:1 then restart the device. 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.