2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2010 2:26 PM by Charles Culp

    how to remove solidworks search

    Michael Hayden

      I would like to know how to remove the solidworks search bar from the top right of the screen in sw2010 sp4.0

       

      Thanks

      Mike

        • Re: how to remove solidworks search
          Joe Macy

          It used to be that the only way was to get rid of all traces of Windows desktop search via add/remove programs.

           

          That was a year or so ago.......  Maybe there is a better way now.

          • Re: how to remove solidworks search
            Charles Culp

            I don't know if it is possible to remove the bar from the screen, but you can completely disable the search function (from taking system resources and indexing, etc) by going to My Computer (right click)>Manage>Services and Applications>Services, then click on either "Windows Search" or "Windows Desktop Search" and change the startup type to "Disabled" and set the status to "Stop". You will then never have it run again.

             

            You would have to manually edit the registry to get the search bar at top to disappear, I think.