Since the Creators Update, Cortana seems to open full-screen pretty often when activated by voice, but it seems kind of random why. What determines whether it opens the full-screen overlay versus in her little box in the bottom-left corner?


It's based on whether or not you are actively using your computer. If it hasn't received input in the last five seconds, it will open the full-screen overlay. If it has, it will only open the little box in the corner so as not to disturb your work.

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