Enable Immersive Search and Rounded Corners in Windows 10

In Windows 10 v1903 and later, the overall experience to search files, folders, remain more or less the same as seen in previous versions. However, you can make changes to the User Interface. For instance, you can replace the flat corners around Windows 10 Search Experience with the rounded ones. Here’s a way to enable Immersive Search and rounded corners in Windows 10.

Rounded corners switching

Enable Immersive Search & Rounded Corners in Windows 10

Please note that this method involves making modifications to the Registry Editor. So, before tweaking the Registry, make sure you have created a system restore point first -because incorrect changes to Registry settings can cause serious system problems and may require reinstallation of Windows.

You have to create the following new DWORD values/keys in the Windows Registry to enable Immersive Search & Rounded Corners in Windows 10:

  1. Create new DWORD value – ImmersiveSearch
  2. Create a new key – Override
  3. Create a new DWORD value ImmersiveSearchFull
  4. Create new DWORD value – CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius

This works on Windows 10 May 2019 Update or v1903, so make sure your device is updated to this latest version.

1] Create new DWORD value – ImmersiveSearch

Launch Registry Editor and navigate to the following path-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\

Here, click on Search folder and right-click in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value (32-Bit). Name it as ‘ImmersiveSearch’.

Next, double-click the DWORD and change its value data to 1.

2] Create a new key – Override

Thereafter, navigate to,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\

Right-click the Flighting folder and select New >Key.

Name the key as ‘Override’.

3] Create a new DWORD value ImmersiveSearchFull

Now, choose the Override folder, right-click in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit).

Name the new key as ‘ImmersiveSearchFull’ and set its value to 1.

4] Create new DWORD value – CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius

Finally, create another DWORD (32-bit) and name it as ‘CenterScreenRoundedCornerRadius’ and set its value to 9.

Enable Immersive Search and Rounded Corners in Windows 10

Close the Registry Editor and hit the Search button. You should find the flat corners being replaced by the round corners in Windows 10 Search Experience.

Hope it works for you!

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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