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'Search the web and Windows' box stopped working


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 06:49 AM

Clicking on this box does nothing now - how to fix this please.

 

I have altered the Start menu to Win 7 style but that box has worked since.



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:17 AM

Does it work if you switch it back?

What did you use to switch to Win 7 style?


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for responding.

 

I used the Classic Shell program to change it. I tried to switch back using this advice from Geeks2Go on its use:-

 

"all you need to do is click on the entry at the very top of the Windows 7 Classic Shell menu labeled “Start Menu (Windows)”....  and it kicks you immediately (and temporarily) into the true Windows 10 Start Menu."

 

But even this did nothing!

 

When I click on the Search the web... box it lightens up a little but I cannot write in it.


Edited by zzzz, 07 October 2015 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 03:16 PM

Run Search diagnostics by

 

Press Windows + X

Click on Control Panel

Under Security and Maintenance, click on Find and fix problems

On the left side, click on View all

Click on Search and Indexing, and follow the onscreen instructions and let it fix Search


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 12:55 PM

Now after trouble with 'Cortana and Menu aren't working' and solving that by uninstalling Avast free, the 'Search the web... ' is now working!

 

So for the moment all is OK.  Thanks to all responders.






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