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Not too long ago, Microsoft announced that insiders in the Dev channel will take part in testing new ideas and concepts that may never make it to the final version of the system. As part of these experiments, insiders can get access to different implementations of the same function, and the feedback collected will allow engineers to decide on the best option.
So, in build 25128 released last week, an experiment began with the display of “Search” on the taskbar. Engineers have prepared three variants of innovation at once, which you can see in the image below. Recall that after updating to this build, an additional reboot will be required for the changes to take effect.
The updated look of Search on the taskbar is not available to all Insiders as the change is being rolled out as part of A/B/C/D/E testing. If you are not included in the selection, but want to test a new look, or are included in the selection, but want to switch to another option, then you can use our instructions.
cd /d "C:\ViVeTool".
vivetool /enable /id:39072097 /variant:1 /store:bothand press Enter if you want configuration #1.
vivetool /enable /id:39072097 /variant:2 /store:bothand press Enter if you want configuration #2.
vivetool /enable /id:39072097 /variant:3 /store:bothand press Enter if you want configuration #3.
vivetool /enable /id:39072097 /variant:4 /store:bothand press Enter if you want configuration #4.
vivetool /enable /id:39072097 /variant:5 /store:bothand press Enter if you want configuration #5.
/store:bothjust restart the explorer.exe process.
Once again, we note that this is just an experiment, which means there is no guarantee that this change in any form will reach the public release. If the experiment turns out to be successful, then, of course, the option that will be most positively perceived by insiders will get into the system.