Remove "Top News" Headlines from Taskbar Search

Is there a way to remove the headlines from the search bar?

This kind of stuff drives me nuts.  Very obtrusive.  Thanks!

Hello JohnWilkesBo,

thank you for providing this question.
I am a seasoned Windows expert with almost a decade in usage and support experience and hope to resolve your problems quickly.

From another thread where someone reported the same problem:

**Disable Bing Search integration** :
1. Press **Windows** key + **R** on your keyboard at the same time. This launches the **Run** prompt.
2. In **Run** prompt, type **regedit** and press **OK**.
3. Now, you’re going to see **User Account Control** window on your screen, which asks whether you want to allow the program to make changes on your system. Click **Yes**.
4. Now, use the left navigation pane to launch folders in the following order:
**HKEY\_CURRENT\_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Search**. Or, you could just copy and paste this line in the navigation bar in Windows Registry.
5. Now, **right-click** on **Search** folder, and select **New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.**
6. Now, name the created DWORD Value as **BingSearchEnabled**.
7. **Double-click** it to ensure it has a value of **0**. If you’re not familiar with technical terms, 0 means negative (false) and 1 means positive (true) value in IT. This is why BingSearchEnabled with value 0 means it is actually **disabled**.
8. Now, in the same Search folder, find a key named **CortanaConsent**. **Double-click** it and set its **value** to **0**. Click **OK** to confirm.
9. Close the Registry and restart your computer for changes to take effect. Your Windows search should be back to normal and no longer show blank results.


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Last updated February 18, 2021 Views 503 Applies to: