Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11

How to Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11

Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11

Microsofts Introduced new features in Windows 11 called Search Highlights. It is a Great Feature in the Windows 11 to highlight Interesting and Information Content on the Windows 11 search.

There is also an option for the user to show or off the content on the right side of the windows search. When the option is on, windows show Highlights of that Particular day. this helps the user to find valuable content on the Windows search.

Many users did not like this feature, Because they are not interested to show this informational content on the search result. So, In this article, I will tell you How to Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11?

Steps to Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11

This blog or article will help you to enable or disable search highlights in windows 11. Let’s Discuss it.

There are two methods or steps (to enable or disable search highlights in Windows 11) which are the followings ;

1. Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11 via Settings
2. Disable Search Highlights on Windows 11 via Registry Editor

1. Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11 via Settings

In this method, we will use the Setting of Windows 11 to Disable Search Highlights. The Step by step method is followings;

  1. In the first method, we will Click the Start Button and Open Setting of windows 11.
click the Start Button and Open Setting of widows 11.
Click the Start Button and Open Setting of widows 11.

2. In the Second Step,   Click on Privacy & security Option in the setting.

Privacy & security Option
Privacy & security Option

3. In the 3rd Step, scroll down and click on the Search permissions Option.

Search permissions Option.
Search permissions Option.

4. In the Last Step,  in search Permissions turn off the toggle for Show search highlights.

 turn off the toggle for Show search highlights.
Turn off the toggle for Show search highlights.

That’s it you can disable the Search Hights on your windows. If you want to show Highlights on your windows, you have just on the Show Search Highlights option.

2. Disable Search Highlights on Windows 11 via Registry Editor

In the Second Method, We will use Registry Editor to disable the Search highlights in Windows 11. Let’s Startt it with the First Step.

  1. In the First Step, Click on the Windows 11  Start Button and Search “Registry Editor”
    Registry Editor app
    Registry Editor app

    2. In the 2nd Step, Search the Below Path on the Registry Editor app.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SearchSettings

     Registry Editor
    Registry Editor

    3. In the 3rd Step, find the IsDynamicSearchBoxEnabled key.

     IsDynamicSearchBoxEnabled key
    IsDynamicSearchBoxEnabled key

    4. Double Click on the IsDynamicSearchBoxEnabled and set Value 0. Press it “OK “and Restart your Computer.

    IsDynamicSearchBoxEnabled
    IsDynamicSearchBoxEnabled

    5. In this way, you can disable Search Highlights. If you want to enable it set 1 on the value data and Press “OK”.

    In these Steps, You can Registry Editor to disable the Search highlights in Windows 11.

These Above methods will help you a lot to Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11. Window Highlights is an Excellent Feature in windows 11. But it is up to you to enable or disable  Windows Highlights.

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