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Not sure when this fun feature nobody asked for appeared, but I'm not fond of it and find it useless 100% of the time.

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Does anyone know how it can be removed or hidden?

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They should really take a hint.

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    Does this answer your question? How to turn off search highlights in Windows 10?. The icon that is displayed has changed several times in the last 2 years since Search Highlights was introduced. The Bing AI icon is just the most recent and was introduced in March 2023.
    – Ramhound
    Apr 13, 2023 at 17:57

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  1. Open "Settings"
  2. Click "Privacy & Security" [sic]
  3. Under the “Windows permissions” section, click the “Search permissions” setting.
  4. Under the “More settings” section, turn off the “Show Search highlights” toggle switch to disable Bing Chat AI.
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    @JoeMoore updated
    – Gantendo
    Apr 13, 2023 at 14:22
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    Perfect, thank you!
    – Joe Moore
    Apr 13, 2023 at 17:21
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    I had to vote this up mainly for the 'ironic' use of [sic]! ... [sic]!
    – Paul
    Sep 5, 2023 at 13:45

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