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How to Enable Taskbar Search Box in Windows 11 build 25252

You may want to manually enable the new taskbar search in Windows 11 Build 25252 as it is only available to a limited number of Insiders. There’s a high chance it’s hidden for you by default, but you can change that with the help of the ViveTool app. In this article we will try to teach you how to Enable Taskbar Search Box in Windows 11 build 25252.

For quite some time Microsoft has been working on a new style of searching in the taskbar in Windows 11. The initial OS version has an interactive button that shows the last search when hovering the mouse and when clicked opens a special search window.

But the Redmond company is interested in reviving the style and functionality of Windows 10. As such, the latest Windows 11 builds released to Insiders include multiple implementations of the now-classic search box on the taskbar. But it wasn’t until Windows 11 Build 25252 that Microsoft finally got the search right.

How to Turn On Taskbar Search Box in Windows 11 build 25252

  • Download ViVeTool from github.com.
  • You need to unzip the folder and move this folder to C drive.
  • Copy the path of this folder.
  • Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  • Run cd C:ViVeTool-v0.3.2 in command prompt. In this step you need to replace C:ViVeTool-v0.3.2 with the path of ViveTool that you copied.
  • Run this command: vivetool /enable /id:40887771.
  • Restart your PC.
  • Then go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and select Search Field from the drop-down menu.

Final Words

That’s it with our article on How to Enable Taskbar Search Box in Windows 11. If you also want to know how to get Taskbar Search Box in Windows 11 build 25252 then follow the steps mentioned above.

I hope you understand this article, How to Enable Taskbar Search Box in Windows 11 build 25252.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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