It is reported that Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature: search box on the lock screen is included in Windows 10 Build 18932. Whether this is a good idea depends on how Microsoft implements. Now, let’s go to see some details on the above-lock-screen search box for Windows 10.
Microsoft Is Testing Search Box on the Lock Screen in Windows 10
Microsoft always keeps rolling out many releases of Windows 10 version. It hasn’t been a long time since the release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903. Now, this tech giant is working on launching Windows 10 20H1 (version 2003) with a range of new features for this version.
Microsoft is planning to improve the search experience on PCs in the latest Windows 10 20H1 preview build. And it brings a new search box on the lock screen of Windows 10. This feature was first spotted by a user – Albacore and he wrote this news on Twitter.
This feature is available in the recent Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18932 and it is currently hidden. To use it, users need to use third-party tools like Mach2 to enable it.
After enabling it, a search box is on the bottom left-hand corner on the Windows 10 lock screen. Users can click it to perform a quick search through Bing when the device is locked. This doesn’t require them to login into the system to use the browser.
Nevertheless, Microsoft hasn’t offered more details on this new tool. Figuring out how this giant decides to display the search results is too early. User may see the results on the lock screen or they might be required to login into the PC to access the search results.
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Above-Lock-Screen Search Box for Windows 10 Is Terrible
Some users may think it could be a good idea to enable the search box on a locked device. However, most users may think it is a terrible idea and even deem it as a security threat. While the device is locked, anyone could access this PC without user interaction. They hope that Microsoft can let them disable the search box on the lock screen.
One user says this feature is another attempt to push the use of the Bing search browse. But most people would use the quick search tool instead of opening the browser. If this is true, it might be a failed attempt by Microsoft. For years, most users are using Google and they will keep using it.
Fortunately, Microsoft hasn’t confirmed whether it will add the search box to the Windows 10 lock screen in the future updates. Of course, it may change its mind based on users feedbacks.
It is just a test and remains to be viewed. Currently, there is no option in Settings for users to enable search box. Microsoft still has much time to do this experiment before the final release of the update since Windows 10 20H1 may land in Spring of 2020.
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