Re: [solved] missing start menu search field



Is tablet mode on? To check, open Action center, then look at “tablet mode” control. If it is pressed, press Space to turn it off. Another place to look at is Settings (Windows+I)/Personalization/Start.




From: <> On Behalf Of Brad Snyder
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [win10] missing start menu search field


Hi Brian and Sarah,


I tried typing in a Search after pressing the Windows-key and nothing happened.

When I press the Windows-key, I hear JAWS say “Pin tiles list box”.

I get the same result when using NVDA, latest public release.

Yes, I have restarted my machine, and nothing changes.


- Brad -


On Sep 17, 2020, at 14:15, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:


I'm on Win10 Version 2004, and when using NVDA 2020.2 after hitting the Windows Key I hear, "Start Window, Search Window, Search Box Edit Blank."

One can always try, Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO file, or rolling back the Cumulative Update and letting it reapply.  I actually find doing a repair install easier, but some don't.  I discuss how to roll back recently applied Windows Updates at the outset of, Britechguy’s Standard Advice Regarding Windows 10 Issues and Their Repair



Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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