|Thanks for the reply.. I know how to remove the search bar and how it got there, I was just explaining the reason why I referred to the bar as "new".|
My question is how does one make the length of the bar smaller. The search bar on my desktop is maybe 2" long, while the one on my laptop takes up most of the start menu and interferes with my view of minimized programs.
Sorry if I'm being unclear, I haven't slept in days and my eyes are closing as I type this lol. Here's a pic of the offending search bar so you know exactly what I mean:
I'm sure there's a registry key that controls the length of that bar.