Windows Search feature, which can be accessed from the taskbar
or with Win + S keyboard shortcut, has evolved into a powerful
tool over the past few years. Windows 10’s built-in Search
feature uses Bing to gather information from the internet and
as well as apps, photos, email, and other items.
Windows Search experience was last updated in Windows 10 May
2019 Update, which dissolved the integration between Search and
Cortana. Microsoft also introduced a separate tool called
“Enhanced indexing” to configure and customize the indexing
process of Windows 10.
Microsoft recently confirmed that
dark theme is coming to Windows Search and the new design
is already rolling out to users via a server-side update.
Windows Search also appears to be getting a new responsive
design that scales from desktops to laptops to tablets. This
will allow you to access features available at the bottom of
the screen without scrolling.
Currently, some users need to scroll down to see the Bing
reverse image button. This has been fixed in the latest update.
For those unaware, Microsoft has always allowed users to resize
the window of Windows Search. If your Windows Search feels too
big or too small, you can easily resize it by following these
- Open Start Menu.
- Move your mouse cursor around its edge to access the
- Hold down the left mouse button and drag your mouse.
Drag until it’s just right and Windows Search will also use the
In addition, Microsoft is rolling out another update for
Windows Search to enable a new feature called “Bing image of
the day”. This new section will be replacing the “Quick
Searches” in the Windows Search interface.
For those unaware, Bing includes a collection of beautiful
images curated by Microsoft. The images, which are featured on
the Bing homepage, are now also coming to Windows Search.
You’ll see one new image each day within the Windows Search.
You can also click on the image to learn where they’re from.