Keystrokes? I think that's the right way of putting it.
Anyway, as the title suggests, the search bar is essentially not detecting me typing into it. Click on it, pops up the box (I have Cortana disabled via the registry edit) and it does not register typing anything. It is a very strange situation and I'm now seeing if anyone else has experienced this.
I am using ~1 year old Dell Laptop that came installed with Windows 10 Home. It didn't have issues with this search until after the Anniversary update. Search was still malfunctioning before disabling Cortana. Not sure if hardware could be a factor but, I'm mentioning the laptop anyway.
Making it more confusing, no searching seems to register anywhere. I opened up Groove Music to test it out and it doesn't function there either. The search function in the Settings is also affected. Obviously it isn't a keyboard issue as I am using my laptop to write this.
I've tried restarting Windows Search and Indexing, even rebuilding to no avail. No idea where to go from here.