When you run a search on Windows 10, you can do so using the Start Menu or the dedicated search box if it is displayed. Both search options use the same Windows Search component to display search results to the user, but the front page of the services differ.
The Start Menu displays installed programs and tiles by default, the search box a list of quick searches and recent searches that the user ran previously.
Some users may find the list of recent searches useful, as it makes it very easy to repeat a search as it takes just a click or tap on the search term to do so. Others may prefer that the information is not displayed, e.g. when they want to make sure that their searches are not revealed accidentally to others.
You can remove individual search records by hovering the mouse over an entry and selecting the x-icon that is then displayed to remove it.
Windows 10 comes with an option to disable the recording of search terms locally on the device. Users may disable the functionality to remove the recent searches listing in the Search box and stop the storing of the data on the device.
Here is how that is done:
When you open the search box afterwards, you won't see recent searches listed there anymore.
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