On a Windows-based device, here is how to free up some of the room in your taskbar. Hint - you don't really need that search bar.
If you are on a Windows-based device and would like a bit more room in your taskbar, you can remove it. What is really nice is that the search feature isn't gone - you just need to click on the Windows Icon and start typing.
In order to remove the search bar, simply right click in the taskbar and choose search and then Hidden.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 52 second YouTube tutorial.