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Easy Windows 10: Using Cortana Search

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This chapter from Easy Windows 10 shows you how to get the most from the enhanced search tools in Windows 10, including Cortana, which provides voice-activated search of both the Web and your device, can send you reminders, and works hard to discover what you like so you get better search results.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

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Windows 10’s Search includes a powerful new feature called Cortana. Cortana provides voice-activated search of both the Web and your device, can send you reminders, and works hard to discover what you like so you get better search results. However, you can also disable Cortana and use Search without it. Either way, this chapter shows you how to get the most from the enhanced search tools in Windows 10.

Enabling Cortana

The first time you click the Search box, Cortana offers to help you find information and organize your life. Here’s how to get Cortana started.

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  • red01.jpg Click or tap the Search box.

  • red02.jpg If you don’t want to use Cortana services, click or tap Not interested.
  • red03.jpg To use Cortana, click or tap Next.

  • red04.jpg After reviewing how Cortana works, click or tap I agree to continue.

  • red05.jpg Enter your preferred name or nickname.
  • red06.jpg Click or tap Next.

  • red07.jpg Cortana opens its Home tab.
  • red08.jpg Local and personal calendar information appears at the top of the pane.
  • red09.jpg Selected news sources appear at the bottom of the pane.
  • red10.jpg Click or tap to search your system or the Web.

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