How to Remove Bing Image from Windows Search Bar

Looking for a way to remove that pesky illustration from your search bar? We have you covered in this guide on removing Bing image from the search bar.

Looking for a way to remove that pesky illustration from your search bar? We have you covered in this guide on removing Bing image from the search bar.

If you're like most people, you probably use your computer for various tasks, from checking email to browsing the internet. And if you're like most people, you probably have that one operating system you use more than any other.

For many people, Microsoft Windows is that OS. It's versatile, customizable, and easy to use. But there's one thing about Windows 10 and Windows 11 that many users find annoying: the Bing Image search bar.

This relatively new feature is a hit or miss for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users. While it looks good, many users find it distracting and unnecessary. If you're one of those users, you're in luck. In this article, we'll show you how to remove the Bing Image from the search bar of your Windows computer.

First, let's take a look at how to find the setting to remove the Bing Image from your search bar. Then, we'll walk through the steps of removing it.

Change Bing image on Windows search Bar

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How to Remove this icon from Windows 10's search box

To remove these icons on Windows 10, right-click anywhere on your task to bring up the menu, pick “Search,” then uncheck “Show search highlights.”

other ways are:

  1. Disable Search Highlights
  2. Use the Registry Editor

Read along to learn more!

What Is Bing Image in Windows 10/11’s Search Bar?

The Bing image in Windows 10 and Windows 11's search bar is part of a larger effort to create interactive content on the Windows desktop. The image changes daily, and sometimes multiple times per day, in an effort to keep users engaged with the search bar.

The images are intended to be both visually appealing and informative, providing users with a glimpse of what they might find if they were to search for that particular term. While the current crop of images is largely static, Microsoft has plans to add more interactive elements in the future.

Experts speculate that this could include images that change based on the user's location, time of day, or even images pulled from user-generated content.

Regardless of the final product's form, it's clear that Microsoft is committed to making the Windows operating system a more engaging and useful experience for all users.

How To Remove Bing Image From Your Search Bar

Although the Bing image is a relatively new feature, many Windows users are already tired of it. If you're one of those users, you can remove the Bing image from your search bar with just a few clicks. Here's how:

Method 1. Disable Search Highlights

The easiest way to disable this feature is by entering your taskbar settings. This doesn’t take much time and might be a fast solution for many users. Just follow these steps:

  1. Right-click anywhere on your Windows taskbar where there is an empty space. This is going to open up a context menu with your taskbar settings.
  2. Hover your mouse cursor over Search. A side menu should open.
  3. Click on Show search highlights if it’s currently turned on. You’ll know if the feature is enabled if there’s a checkmark on the left of it.
    Show search highlights
  4. You should notice that the search highlights and Bing image disappears from your taskbar.

Unfortunately, some users struggle to disable this feature even after following the easy steps above. In this case, it’s possible that you need to go deeper into your system and remove the Bing integration entirely.

Method 2. Use the Registry Editor

The Registry is a central place for all sorts of features in your system. It’s almost like an under-the-hood view of your machine, allowing you to tweak hidden settings and more. Use it to disable the Bing image from your search bar entirely!

If you know how to work the Registry, this method will guide you through the steps. However, if you’ve never touched this application before, it might be better first to create a Registry backup first. Even a small mistake can cause serious damage when it comes to editing files here!

  1. Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard. This is going to bring up the Run utility.
  2. Type in “regedit” without quotation marks and press the Enter key on your keyboard. This will launch the Registry Editor application.
  3. Use the navigation pane on the left side of the window to reach the following Registry key, or use the address bar and copy-paste the location:


  4. Right-click anywhere in the right-side pane, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
    NEW > DWORD (32-bit) Value
  5. Name the value “DisableSearchBoxSuggestions” and hit Enter on your keyboard. This will create a new value you can modify to make deep changes to your system.
  6. Next, double-click on the newly created DisableSearchBoxSuggestions volume to open its properties. Make sure to set the Base to Hexadecimal and then change the Value data field to 1.
    Hexadecimal > Value data > 1
  7. Click OK and reboot your system. After the system is done restarting, check if you successfully removed the Bing Image from your Windows search bar.


That's all there is to it! Once you've followed the steps above, the Bing Image will no longer appear in your search bar. If it returns in the future, after a Windows update, just repeat the same steps above to disable it again.

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