How to Enable Search bar on Task Manager in Windows 11

Microsoft is currently working on a project that will add a new Search bar on Task manager in Windows 11. This feature has already been available to Dev insiders and soon will be ready for normal users as well. In case you do like this new tool on Windows 11, read this post till the end. 

When you activate this feature, this makes it easy for you to search for different parameters like Publishers, apps running in the background, and others. Since this is not available for common users on Windows 11, you may enable it using a known tool called ViVeTool.

What is the use of the Search bar on task Manager?

The Search bar in Task manager lets you quickly search for any process, service, and others. One may even search for any program by its name, publisher, or process identification. 

How to Enable Search bar on Task Manager

If you would like to bring the newly added Search bar to your Task Manager in Windows 11, follow these steps –

  • First of all, visit the GitHub website.
  • Locate the ViVeTool latest version on the GitHub site, and click on it.

Download ViVeTool v.0.3.2

  • Browse to a folder where you would like to download this file.
  • Now, navigate to that particular folder and right-click on ViVeTool’s zip file.
  • When the Context menu appears, click Extract all.


  • A new window will pop up next, click Extract to begin extracting files inside this Zip folder.

Select a folder to extract files inside - Enable Search bar on Task Manager

  • The extracted folder with all its contents will appear on the subsequent explorer.
  • Copy its Address (path URL) and launch CMD as administrator next.
  • On the elevated console, copy/paste the below path and press Enter.

cd copied URL

For example, cd C:\Users\ranvi\OneDrive\Desktop\Tools\ViVeTool-v0.3.2. Make sure to replace this path with your actual username and the folder where you have saved this file. 

  • Moving forward, enable the Search bar on Task Manager by running this command –

vivetool /enable /id:39420424

Enable Search bar on Task Manager

  • After this code runs successfully, restart your PC.

Sign back into your device again and open Task Manager. Check if you can see the recently added Search bar on it. You will find this Search bar available on the top portion of it.

How to disable showing Search inside Task Manager

If you ever think of this feature as useless or don’t want to continue with it, you may disable it as well. All you need then is to re-follow the same steps and run the below command in the end. 

ViVeTool /disable /id:39420424

Don’t forget to restart your PC to confirm the recent changes on your computer. The system will keep displaying the Search bar on the Task Manager until then. 

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