You are able to replace the search box on the taskbar with the search icon.
Windows 10 integrates Windows Search directly into the taskbar. You can use the search box to search programs or folders you want. By default, the search bar is permanently visible next to the Start menu. However, sometimes you might think the search box occupy the space of your taskbar. If you would rather have more room on the taskbar for icons, you can get rid of it.
How to use Search icon or search box in the taskbar in Windows 10
Right-click on the taskbar.
Go to the “Search” option and choose Show search icon or Show search box from the options provided.
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