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Fix for windows 10 search bar stops registering input

Sep 27, 2019
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System Name New compy
Processor AMD Ryzen 3600x
Motherboard MSI MEG x570 ACE
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S w. FHP141 + Xigmatek AOS XAF-F1451
Memory 32gb G.Skill F4-4000C18D-32GVK
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Storage 9.5tb
Display(s) Alienware AW2518H 24" 240hz, LG 43" 4k HDR TV 43UM6910PUA
Case Thermaltake Core v71
Audio Device(s) iFi Nano Idsd Le, Creative T20 + T50, Sennheiser HD6Mix
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 1000w
Mouse Logitech G502 Hero custom w. G900 scroll wheel mod, G602, M705, G305, Rival 3 + Rival 3 wireless
Keyboard Corsair K68 RGB + K70 RGB + K57 RGB Wireless + Logitech G613
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/83f50d
I just jumped through a bunch of hoops running disk checks and restoring cortana and a bunch of other supposed solutions in a fruitless journey that did not fix my issue which was that you can't type in the search bar.

What I did to cause and fix my issue was changing the preferred language pack, I changed it to Canadian english and deleted US English which caused the issue with the search bar in the taskbar next to the start button wouldn't register any input and the fix was just to reinstall the English (United States) and delete the Canadian English one in Time and Language settings.

If you have this issue and no other fix works then this may help.


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