How do I change the placement settings to manual

1. I set the status update to be used in a widget and did no other changes. When I add Status Update to the widget area I get the following message with a red line to the left.

Please, switch your placement settings to manual in plugin settings.

I´m sure it´s easily adjusted I just can´t find it in settings. I´ll go ahead and grant access in case you want it.

2. I really liked the Google search engine but I had it in the primary widget area and it seemed to slow down load time drastically. Can it be integrated with my themes search engine and can I speed up load time? I had it above the fold.

Thanks,

Carl