I can't type in the Windows 10 search bar: solution

Step-by-step tutorial on how to fix the error that won't let you type in the Windows 10 search bar: how to do it quickly and easily

Let's see How to fix the error that prevents typing in the Windows 10 search bar. And the search bar Windows 10 It is an essential tool for access quickly and conveniently to programs, files, websites, emails and all kinds of content stored on the computer. This is a really agile way to open all these elements on your PC, although over time it is possible that the search bar stop working with setbacks such as results that do not appear, slow response of the results or, directly, not being able to write in it. All these problems can represent a significant obstacle in our daily lives with Windows 10; Therefore, below we offer you a tutorial so you can solve it step by step.

Windows 10 search bar not writing: how to fix

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Solution 1: Reboot the system

In many cases, it will be enough to reboot the system and check if the search bar Windows 10 it works now. If not, keep reading.

Solution 2: Remove the keyboard and install it again

If the problem persists, remove the keyboard and install it again; follow the following steps:

  1. Click Settings – Time and language – Region and language.
  2. Click Display language (Spanish) and in Options.
  3. Click Add a keyboard. You can choose the language you want (for example, variation of Spanish or English).
  4. Once added, click on the other one that you have installed (and that now does not work in certain applications) and click on Remove.
  5. Close the window Setting and from the taskbar click on the keyboard to establish the one you added (ESP or ENG button).
  6. Check if this change fixes the problem. If required, restart the user session.
  7.  Next, perform the reverse process to add the original keyboard you had and remove (or not, as you prefer) the last one you added.

If this doesn't solve the problem, try restore the system to a previous point: execute rstrui and follow the instructions.

I can't type in the Windows 10 search bar: solution

Solution 3: Disable Bing from the Start Menu

You can also try disable Bing from the search bar; follow the following steps:

  1. Press the keys Windows + R to open the window Execute.
  2. Writes regedit and click on Accept to open the Registry Editor.
  3. After grant administrator permissions to the application, in the search bar write: TeamHKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearch
  4. When you have located the folder Search click on said folder and choose the option New – DWORD (32-bit) Value to create a new entry in the registry that should be BingSearchEnabled
  5. Now click BingSearchEnabled to edit its value.
  6. In the pop-up window, type the number 0 in the Value information box.
  7. Now in the same folder Search, double click the value CortanaConsent.
  8. In the pop-up window, type the number 0 In the box Value information.

This way you can fix the error related to the Windows 10 search bar. If it already works, you can revert the changes removing BingSearchEnbled entry created and returned to edit CortanaConsent entry to enter the value again 1.

Solution 4: Access the Command Prompt

Follow the steps below to fix errors in the search bar of Windows 10 through the Symbol of the system:

  1. Access the Symbol of the system through the Task Manager by clicking on the taskbar and selecting Task Manager.
  2. In it Task Manager click File – Run new task.
  3. In the pop-up window type cmd and check the box Create this task with administrative privileges.
  4. Click Accept and in the console run the following: REG ADD HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun /v ctfmon /t REG_SZ /d CTFMON.EXE
  5. This order will add ctfmon.exe to the system log, a service that monitors input activity for the Microsoft Office Input and Language Bar services, as well as monitoring speech and handwriting recognition.
  6. Then execute the following: PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  7. This is a command that allows you to leave the PowerShell execution policies unrestricted, allowing the search bar processes to run without problem.
  8. Now run the following: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}
  9. This will give way to the process that registers the search values again in Windows.
  10. When it finishes, you will be able to use the Windows 10 search bar again without any problem.

If you follow these steps, you will be able to use the services of the Windows 10 search bar without any kind of problem.

I can't type in the Windows 10 search bar: solution

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