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Questions tagged [cortana]

For questions related to Microsoft's digital personal assistant Cortana.

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Cortana popup prevention

After riding the bus into work this morning, I logged into my computer and there was a popup telling me about "Cortana Traffic." And the most negative response I could give was "Not now." I ...
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Cortana disabled using applocker startmenu issue

We are using applocker to block our devices to search for files with Cortana. When we create a rule for this, all apps and tiles in the Start menu appear grayed out or dithered the first time the ...
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Cortana animation issue

Cortana animations suddenly started movie too fast. The animation rings and the text preview are all affected as it seems to be moving at a fast forward pace. I noticed that it seems to be happening ...
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How do I disable Cortana? I set AllowCortana in Hkey to 0 and does not work [duplicate]

How do I disable Cortana? It is still showing up in Task manager. Is there another way? It just takes up memory, trying to free up resources. I ran the following steps already: https://gadgets.ndtv....
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after i change the site of my accoun cortana say the internet and i aren`t talking right now [closed]

I use Cortana for a long time, but I can not use English service, so I attempted many other ways to change Cortana for English service, So I changed my location of my account. Then, I got the problem, ...
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How to add Cortana reminders to Calendar app in Windows 10?

As it is visible here in the below picture, you can see Cortana and its "Reminders". This is my main PC and I can see both Cortana and under its title I can see "Reminders", however, in my Windows ...
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How do I re-enable Cortana after disabling using registry edits?

I had disabled Cortana using registry edits as suggested here. Specifically, by going into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search. and setting the key AllowCortana to 0. ...
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See all reminders in Windows 10

I like to set reminders with Cortana every once in a while. However, sometimes I lose track of what I have set Cortana to remind me for. Is there an easy and quick way, to see all the reminders I set ...
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Cortana produces small hiss when starting to talk but no sound.

Cortana produces small hiss when starting to talk but no sound. anyone know how to fix this? I'm running on build 1809
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Windows 10 Search finds non working shortcuts, even though there are working ones

I have an issue with the search functionality in on my Windows 10 machine. The index seems to find the shortcut, but I can't open the link. Then I checked the Start Menu folder C:\Users\Patrick\...
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Cortana wont open certain programs due to spelling

I've been using cortana, but I've run into a problem. I was hoping to get her to open a program called CorelDRAW X3 but she always hears "corele instead of corel." Is there any way I can change this ...
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Can you use a smart speaker as a microphone/speaker combo for a normal PC?

I am working on a project where I want to build a HTPC/gaming pc/NAS combo that sits in my living room close to my TV. It will run Windows 10 and it will be controllable by an XBOX One controller (and ...
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Cortana can't hear me, but responds to “Hey Cortana”

I can turn Cortana on by saying "Hey Cortana". She appears to listen but ignores everything. After a few seconds she says she didn't hear anything. This problem appeared on both of my computers at the ...
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How to automatically suspend a process in windows 10; how did I kill Cortana/SearchUI?

Long ago I killed Cortana. I forget how. Now, after the Creators Update, my start-menu search is not working, so I'd like to get Cortana back. What's happening is that ShellExperienceHost.exe and ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu search returns no matches, and offers to search web instead

Okay, so I searched through this site first, and tried as many things as I could, especially here: Cortana Search is not finding applications on Windows 10 When trying to run Filezilla, for example, ...
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Cortana stopped syncing text messages (sms) between Windows and my Android phones

So, Cortana syncing SMS and other app notifications was very handy while it worked. I got accustomed to it, but then one day it just stopped for no apparent reason. Form what I searched on the web, ...
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Time of day used by Cortana makes no sense

I like Cortana and use it quite a bit, but I'm seeing some goofy behavior on my 15063.250 work machine and possibly on my other Windows 10 devices. If at say 2:10 pm I ask Cortana to set a reminder ...
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Remove Cortana from start menu

so i've been trying to remove the cortana Icon from the start menu for a while now but haven't been successful yet. How do you guys do it? This is the current look All i want to do is remove/hide ...
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Search with partial name in Windows 10 start menu

Is it possible to search in Windows 10 from start menu with part of an application name? Example I have qBittorrent app. If I start searching with torrent I see no results. In contrast, if I search ...
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I disabled Cortana but it still runs

I have disabled Cortana in a number of different ways, including Settings, Registry, and Group Policy. Yet it still runs and hogs memory: I see this post, but it's not very helpful.
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Windows 10 search “best match” delay (order issues)

I have a problem with the Windows 10 search feature. Currently running 1709 but I think it happens since 1607. The highest entry (best match) is changing for no reason. For example I have Visual ...
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Windows 10 Cortana/Search Turned White

I recently got the April update for Windows 10 and immediately I noticed Cortana/Search on the taskbar sticking out like a sore thumb. The seemingly only valid solution available is to turn the app ...
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How do I restore Windows 10 Quick Search functionality after Feature Update 1803 install?

After installing the Windows 10 Feature Update version 1803 on May 8, 2018 the Windows Quick Search function stopped working. When I am on the desktop or press the Windows key and begin typing, no ...
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Tap here to make sure Cortana can hear you

When I click on the microphone icon in the Cortana search box on my Asus laptop running Windows 10 x64 16299.98 I don't hear the tone that Cortana normally plays when she used to do when she listening ...
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How to truly disable Cortana [duplicate]

The answer from https://www.pcworld.com/article/2949759/windows/killing-cortana-how-to-disable-windows-10s-info-hungry-digital-assistant.html doesn't work, because I've already set the AllowCortanas ...
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I need to find a simple way to have my Win 10 notifications spoken aloud

I recall I had a setup that simply used the Win 10 tts function to speak my notifications when they arrived. I often wear headphones and miss lots of notifications. I have tried using that ...
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How to prevent Cortana from sending voice input to Microsoft AND still be able to use speech recognition

I want to prevent Cortana from sending voice input to Microsoft. But I still want to use speech recognition which will use installed 'Speech Recognition' feature. [I don't need Cortana, if Cortana ...
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Cortana can't find any third-party apps

I recently installed Windows 10 1709, already updated it but Cortana can't find any third-party apps like Firefox. But it can find Windows apps like Calculator and Edge. Already tried some tips with ...
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Disabled Cortana but still want to be able to use search

I have Windows10, and I hate Cortana so I disabled it. Now, when I press the Windows button and type something, the search results I used to see are not displayed anymore. Typing text after pressing ...
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Will windows 10 wakeup my pc for an Alarm

Basic question. My pc is setup to sleep after an hour idle... If a alarm is setup with cortana for the next morning, will the alarm app wakeup the pc so it can perform the alarm ? Just need a quick ...
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Cortana's not searching PC files…?

I have windows 10, btw. I'm trying to search for files in my documents folder (not in OneDrive) using Cortana, but whatever I search, the only documents that show up after a while are ones on my ...
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Windows 10 search option does not work

I have this issue for a while, when I try to type in the search box (Cortana as they say), nothing appears in the text box and it seems like disabled or frozen.
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Reuse Win+C shortcut after disabling Cortana in Windows 10 1703

We have an application that uses custom key combinations for copy/paste operations. Before we deployed Windows 10 1703 build, users where able to use 'Win-C' combination in the application. As ...
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Windows 10 - Continue where I left off cannot be disabled

I followed this tutorial to disable the feature as much as possible (there are no "skills" to manage), but every time I turn my computer on I still have to wait for it to relaunch applications I had ...
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Is there a way to block Cortana's access to Outlook emails and calendar?

I have been thinking about eventually upgrading my Windows 7 to Windows 10 but would not like Cortana to have unrestricted access to my emails (as stated in the answer to this question) or my calendar ...
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Win 10: Set an alarm that will auto-dismiss after 60 seconds of alarm sounding

With Cortana, a user can set up an alarm. In an office environment the alarm sounds forever and disturbs colleagues. Is there a way to set a default auto-dismiss time for any future alarm made with ...
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How to make cortana search box dark

It used to always be dark for me, now after updating my machine (yesterday) it has been white (light), and it's really annoying: I realized that if I make it Dark Mode then it looks normal, however I ...
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Cortana / Windows 10 seems to be reading my email without my permission

When I reinstalled Windows 10 recently, I was careful to disable all the options for Cortana. I removed it from the taskbar then when into the settings and disabled every permission I could find. I'...
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What determines whether Cortana opens full-screen or in a little box in the corner?

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 ...
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Prevent Folders from Appearing In Start Search Menu Results

I'm trying to disable searching for folders in my Start menu search. I don't want any folders to show up. I only use Start when searching for applications or files and often find the first result is a ...
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How to solve Cortana issue

I have a Cortana problem. I disabled Cortana from gpedit; then I wanted it back I did restore the change in gpedit but I still have only the Windows search box shown below: I tried everything found ...
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Can't get Windows Search nor Cortana back [duplicate]

I followed this guide in order to remove Cortana: https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-cortana-in-windows-10/ But now, when I open windows menu, the search doesn't work, nor can I ...
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Search bar broke

Note: This is similar to another question here but I have made a new one for getting solutions for thr curre t Windows version. Also I have tried a lot of troubleshooting steps. So I thought asking a ...
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Where Is Cortana Located (cortana.exe)

I want to make a "wake up word" for Cortana. I have a vbs script that listens for the word, "computer". I want it to start Cortana, but I am unable to find a conveniently labeled, "Cortana.exe" ...
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How to stop cortana/windows sports score notifications

In the age where we can record all of our favorite teams, Microsoft has a "feature" that spoils all of the games the second I log on. How is this "feature" disabled?
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Windows 10 search doesn't show new programs [duplicate]

I have what appears to be a common problem with Windows 10. There is a fresh installation of Windows 10 Home 10.0.15063 on my computer. However, the Cortana search does not find programs that are ...
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Windows 10: How do I make an application searchable?

For most applications I've installed, I can type "windows + q" and it pops up a search bar. I can type in there and find an app. But I've downloaded and installed Notepad2. It's just an exe you ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu search not working for installed apps

I am facing a problem with Windows 10 OS Home Edition, updated 14th August 2017 [Yesterday]. I am not able to search installed applications. NOTE: I ran every command and program as administrator ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search Broken after Cortana [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted Cortana (okay it wasn't an accident). By running rm -rf /c/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy/* in bash. Cortana was gone (yay!) but now I can't search ...
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Replace cortana icon with search icon in Windows 10 v 1703

I simply want to replace Cortana with the normal search bar, like it was easily possible. The Problem is that everyone points to a registry edit. An example would be the first answer to this one: ...