Windows has an unofficial feature called "Immersive Search," similar to Spotlight Search on macOS, that looks like this:

Immersive Search Screenshot

It can be enabled with the following Registry Commands, either with regedit or by saving the following registry file and running it:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



However on Build 19041 with multiple monitors, it appears to not work and instead overlaps the search and the menu bar like this:

broken example

Yes, it's still experimental and not fully supported, but anybody else run into the same issue and figured out what registry settings to update?

Further Reading:

  • FYI, I have [Version 10.0.16299.1625] and Win-S summons Immersive Search on my multi-monitor rig AOK. – K7AAY Feb 14 at 22:20
  • @K7AAY, hmm, interesting to know. The multi-monitor and winver were just the two things I thought could be at play and seems to be happening in this thread as well, but I wonder what else could be impacting the search UI? Thanks for the data point! – KyleMit Feb 14 at 22:30

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