How to remove the image in Windows 11 Search Bar

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Even when you turn things off, Microsoft has a habit of turning this back ON again for you. Case in point: that picture in my search bar that’s been disabled since May 2022 has just re-appeared. Back then I ran Windows 10, today I run Windows 11 and here’s how we remove it:

  • in Settings, find Privacy and Security
  • scroll down to More
  • in Show Search Highlights, disable the toggle

Voila! Sanity has been (partially) re-instated.

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