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#1 bruinator

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:07 AM

Where I can TYPE HERE TO SEARCH turned white somehow and i would like to know how to turn it back to gray in the lower left hand corner of desktop?

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:41 AM

I believe this is a bug.

 

Use the .bat file in step 3 to change the color back to default.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67109-change-color-cortana-search-box-white-windows-10-a.html



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:11 AM

I believe this is a bug.

 

Use the .bat file in step 3 to change the color back to default.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67109-change-color-cortana-search-box-white-windows-10-a.html

That worked.  thx



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

Your Welcome, 

Glad that worked for you and thanks for the update.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

I know that the solution to this specific issue has already been found, but another option exists for those who might want to exercise it.

 

I don't like having the search box take up the amount of real estate that it takes on the taskbar when I'm not using it.   If you bring up the context menu for the taskbar, and activate the Search item, you will be presented with three options:

  1. Hidden
  2. Show Search Icon
  3. Show Search Box

I go for Show Search Icon, but even Hidden is fine if you remember that just by hitting the  Windows Key and beginning to type your search terms you will be invoking Cortana (regardless of what you have her set to search for.  In my case I "neutered" her to act as a simple Windows Search many moons ago).


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:51 PM

I believe this is a bug.

 

Use the .bat file in step 3 to change the color back to default.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67109-change-color-cortana-search-box-white-windows-10-a.html

I am using the batch job to fix this. I would like to know the program parameter i need to enter to have it run every time i startup my pc using scheduled task option that comes with my pc. What is the exact path/command i need to enter to automate this task?

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

You can use Task Scheduler or the Startup Folder. Startup folder would be the easiest.

 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21218346/run-batch-file-on-start-up



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:15 PM

You can use Task Scheduler or the Startup Folder. Startup folder would be the easiest.

 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21218346/run-batch-file-on-start-up

never thought of startup folder. that works great. thx John


Edited by bruinator, 05 November 2017 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:43 PM

No problem, thanks for the update.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:02 PM

Is there a permanent fix for this issue yet?

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

Not sure if it will fix it permanently but look at the post by RafikVoskanyan

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/cortana-ask-me-anything-is-always-white/3672a8a0-3cd2-4a44-b46a-6fa14a0adedc?page=2



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:49 AM

Yes, tried it but still had same results. Thx very much for trying to help me. :)



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

I found this on page 16. It seems Microsoft has changed the search bar to white, at least that is how I interpret the post.

 

response by Microsoft engineer Jason D. was posted on Friday. It says ... The Cortana Search Box now respects the system-wide default app mode color setting. Users who prefer the dark search box can get back to it by selecting ‘Dark’ as their default app mode. This setting can be changed in the Settings app (Personalization -> Colors settings).

 

 



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:39 AM

And, just for the record, the default has been "Light" as far as I can tell in the Personalization->Color Settings for quite some time now.  Since I don't display the search box I just don't see it unless I hit the search icon.  It takes up too much real estate for my taste, and I don't use Windows Search that often and have all other Cortana features disabled.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

thx John for finding that. I must admit i agree with Brian that i dont use it either so i changed my time and language/ region and language to Gabon. Is it ok if i leave it that way without affecting my pc in a negative way at all?


Edited by bruinator, 21 November 2017 - 09:15 PM.





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