In Windows 10, Cortana and Task View are two major features. In fact, Task View is one of those features that most Windows users craved for for years and it finally made its debut in Windows 10. But if you are not using these features, then it may look like the Cortana search bar and Task View icon are taking up a lot of space on your taskbar.
If you want to save some precious taskbar space to pin your favorite programs, here is how you can easily remove the Cortana search bar and Task View icons from the Windows 10 taskbar.
Remove Cortana Search Bar
One way to remove or hide the Cortana search bar is to use the native Windows options. All you have to do is right-click on the taskbar, select the option “Cortana” and then “Hidden.”
This action will instantly hide the Cortana search bar from your Windows taskbar.
The other way is to edit the Windows Registry keys. To start, press “Win + R,” type regedit and press the Enter button to open the Windows Registry editor.
Once the Registry editor has been opened, navigate to the following key: