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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

I see there is now a Search Bar on the Home Page between Top showing Icons and the Options for Quick Links. It is not functional for my purpose and would like to remove or at the least hide.

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Best answer December 10, 2018

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

FOUND the answer: VIEW - click TOP ICON BAR - then click HIDE ICON BAR!  YAY!!!!

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

I don't think you can.  There's very little customization available.

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

FOUND the answer: VIEW - click TOP ICON BAR - then click HIDE ICON BAR!  YAY!!!!

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

that worked
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Heavy sign...it was back a agin this moring.  Guess it will be a daily chore.....
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Yes, I have the same problem.  The damn icon bar keeps coming back.  Argh!
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

I have the same problem.  THe damn bar keeps showing up.  Gr.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Lol, a daily chore!  Do you have a arrow on the bar that keeps moving and you can't click on it?  I wonder if there is a glitch...and that's the problem.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

THIS WAS WORKING, NOW IT ISN'T TOP BAR WONT BUDGE, MAKING MY WORKING SPACE WAY TOOOOO SHORT....HELP IF U CAN....QUICKBOOKS PLEASE MAKE TOP ICON BAR PERMANENTLY REMOVABLE....NEED MORE WORKING SPACE!
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

What is strange is even with no Update it all of a sudden showed up across the top of the page. It was almost an inch thick and maddeningly took up quit a chunk of space for no reason. I clicked HIDE icon bar and when I subsequently clicked LEFT icon bar, it added the search function back into the icon bar where it had been before.  Strange. But, at least correctable if it does it again.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

If you move Icon bar to top, then hide "Search". it goes away and you can then move Icon bar to left again and it goes away.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

I am still having continual problems with this. Sometimes hiding the search bar works, but every time I re-open Quickbooks, it bugs out again. Even after "saving" desktop in preferences. Now, I have to perform a ritual every time I logon in order to get it to hide the bar or position it to the left. I cannot use the top bar at all - whether choosing to hide the search box or include the search box, it covers the entire right side of the top bar and I can't see any of my icons. You would think, with as many people that are having this same or similar problem, that they would have tried to fix it by now. It's tedious.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Was fairly certain this was the answer and once again my company finds itself seeking an alternative software within a reasonable fee range. QB software engineers have a penchant for a "customization" they like with absolutely no regard to the end user's preferences. Beyond maddening.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

I can't understand why anyone would care about the search bar.  You can always ignore it along with all the other features of QB you don't use.  Personally I find the home page rather redundant and don't use it at all.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

because of the addition search bar you can not process checks ..... the save button is off the screen veiw
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You cannot save checks from the home page.
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Scroll to the bottom of the icon bar (if on the left side) and customize it - you can remove ones you do not use, and rearrange the order. It is actually the top icon bar set on edge and despite the options related to search that one is grayed out. You can also collapse the banner or use only the one on top. If this is moving the bottom of your whole home page off-screen then try changinf your screen resolution
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Edit-Preferences-Search.  I should be able to make the bar an icon....but I can't change anything. The bar that is taking up so much real estate. How do I GET in there and make it an icon???
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

FOUND the answer....VIEW-click TOP ICON BAR-then click HIDE ICON BAR.  YAY!!!!
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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

This worked for me:

 

1-Close Quickbooks

2- Go to C:\Programdata/intuit/Quickbooks/20xx. Programdata folder is hidden so you have to unhide it or simply do a search for qbw.ini file in your C: drive.

3- Double click on qbw.ini

4- Go to the bottom of the page and add the following:

[Selfhelpplugin]

Enabled=0

5- Save the file and open quickbooks.

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

This worked for me:

 

1-Close Quickbooks

2- Go to C:\Programdata/intuit/Quickbooks/20xx. Programdata folder is hidden so you have to unhide it or simply do a search for qbw.ini file in your C: drive.

3- Double click on qbw.ini

4- Go to the bottom of the page and add the following:

[Selfhelpplugin]

Enabled=0

5- Save the file and open quickbooks.

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

Hello, everyone.

 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Icon Bar in QuickBooks.

 

I appreciate you telling us about another way to hide the search bar on the homepage @ghsdghgshd. It'll help everyone on this thread who wants to hide the icons permanently in QuickBooks. 

 

We want to do our best to make sure that you're taken care of, and I'm glad to take your feedback here. You can also send feedback straight to our product team by clicking the Help menu and selecting Send Feedback Online.

 

That said, if there's something you need help with, please don't hesitate to visit the Community again. I'll be here to help.

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

OMG THANK YOU..... this was driving me nutzzzzz

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

OMG thank you

this was driving me NUTZ

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How to remove Search Bar from Home Page

 

None of the solutions here worked for me. After hours of changes and testing, this is what DID work for me:

 

1) obviously backup your company FIRST

2) Go to View and turn on the top icon bar

3) go to View and uncheck the search bar ( in my case it was already unchecked, so I turned it on with a check then unchecked it again)

4) go to view and choose left icon bar ( or no icon bar if you prefer)

5) Close Quickbooks

6) create a backup copy of the QBW.INI file in C:\ProgramData\INTUIT\QuickBooksXXXX

 

7) open the original QBW.INI with a text editor ( I used NOTEPAD)

         -> the top of my QBW.INI had the following:

[WINDOWSTATE]
LEFT=9
TOP=0
WIDTH=132
HEIGHT=385
STATE=1
[QUICKSTART]
QBSILENT=N

Etc .......

 

      ->  I deleted the [WINDOWSTATE] section (everything below it up to the next heading). In my case, I deleted:

[WINDOWSTATE]
LEFT=9
TOP=0
WIDTH=132
HEIGHT=385
STATE=1

 

->Now my QBW.INI file starts with :

[QUICKSTART]
QBSILENT=N
TIMESQBGOESTOBACKGROUND=10
DAYSSINCELAUNCH=7
[MISC]
IPNDEFAULT=1

Etc ..........

 

8) save and close

 

9) Start Quickbooks. I closed and restarted several times and the search bar was gone each time. It has not returned yet.....

 

Good Luck!

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