Learn How to Hide or Show Cortana Button on Taskbar in Windows 10. Cortana is Microsoft’s personal productivity assistant that helps you save time and focus attention on what matters most. This post will guide you to hide or show the Cortana button on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.
Let’s get started to hide Cortana in the taskbar
In Windows 10 device, Right click on the taskbar, Click on Show Cortana button to check or uncheck it. This is the default setting as shown below.
When you will uncheck Show Cortana button. It will hide the Cortana button in the taskbar as shown below.
To add or import a registry value follow these steps:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "ShowCortanaButton"=dword:00000000
You should sign out from device and sign in to apply the changes. After you hide Cortana, It removed from your taskbar as shown below.
Repeat same steps explained above, but use a different file name for the .reg file. You can use this .reg file to make your registry changes on other user’s profile or another computer.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "ShowCortanaButton"=dword:00000001
Once you run the registry to show Cortana button. It will appear in your taskbar as shown below.