Sunday, 11 September 2016

Fix Cortana "Ask Me Anything" Search Turned White

Recently Some Windows 10 updated has made changes to the Cortana Search bar. The Color of Cortana Ask Me Anything Search bar has changed it's color from grey to White. This is not a Big problem but users are finding it very irritating.

Windows 10 task bar is black in color and now the new white color for Cortana Search looks ugly to some users. Yes, it feels awkward because of this unexpected change. But, We are here with a solution to this problem.

Fixing Cortana Ask Me Anything Search bar Color.

Fix Cortana Ask Me Anything Search Turned White
Cortana Color Changed to White

Fixing Cortana Color Change issue
Cortana Color Change Issue Fixed

There is a very Simple Solution or you can call it Workaround to this problem. All you need to do is Change your System location temporarily. Sign out and Sign in back to your account. Then, Change the location again.

Performing these steps seems to be working for lot of users and they can now see Cortana Search bar back in the color which it used to be Earlier. No, We won't leave you high and dry with this much of information, So here are the steps that you need to do:

Step 1: Go to Settings > Time & Language > Region & Language.

Step 2: Now, Choose some Another Country from the Drop Down menu. (Location where Cortana is unavailable Currently.)

Step 3: Close the window and Sign out from your account.

Step 4: Sign back in to your account. Now you must have fixed the Search bar Color issue.

Step 5: Do step 1 again and Change location to your country again.

That is all you need to do to fix Cortana search bar color changed problem. This is just a workaround, we are not sure if this is a bug from Microsoft's side or they have intentionally changed the color.

If in case above steps doesn't work for you or you do not want to do these steps then, you can even hide the Cortana bar itself.

  • Right click on Task bar.
  • Hover on Cortana.
  • Click on Hidden.
  • Now, cortana bar is hidden.

Let us know if above mentioned steps helped you. You can ask questions in Comments below if there is anything that bothers you about this post. Have a Great day!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Lane, Did you changed your location to a country where Cortana is still not available? Please let me know in more details.

  2. Hey how can I have the white back

    1. Hello Ex-Calibur, Did you performed all the steps mentioned above? Make sure you change your location to somewhere cortana is not available because that is important.

    2. No i fixed it but i want to revert it back to white now

    3. Oh I see. EX-CALIBUR, we are yet to know how to get the white color back.

  3. yes it worked for me
    Location where Cortana is unavailable Currently is "YEMEN"

  4. The solution works. But every time I fix it, it changes back to white within a few hours.

  5. worked until i clicked onto it, it reverted its self back to white

  6. it worked for a couple hours then reverted back to white, how stupid is this thing?

  7. Tried that still come back as white when from Vanuatu to US, not immediately and remains so, redoing the steps make it ok again for short time then... surprise White again (PS: All drivers are up to Date so nothing there!) tried regedit fis found on forums >>> Nada!, its Win 10 Pro 64bits v1709 Verrry Buggy (Edge Browser Freeze, Taskbar Freeze and Explorer too, Start Menu not appearing when clicked, Cyberfox Browser too freeze when other too, Task Manager not able to kill Edge, Explorer, etc) > Restart from buton is only solution !!! :( MS please fix this shit !!!

  8. Don't you think that this is a stupid problem ever persisted since the new windows build?