Steps on How To Use Cortana Inside Windows 10

Steps on How To Use Cortana Inside Windows 10
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All the tips and tricks you need to know for using Windows 10.

 Follow this steps on how to use cortana in windows 10.
The biggest desktop operating system release of 2015 is Windows 10–it’s also the most radical overhaul to Windows in a decade. Microsoft has learned from its Vista mistakes and also taken the critical reception of Windows 7 and 8 to heart and brought back old trusted features of Windows–like the Start menu–and added a slew of new features including Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant that’s come over from Windows Phone. Windows 10 also introduces a totally new, streamlined web browser called Edge, which the company hopes will help it win back users from Google Chrome, along with a number of other new improvements..
We’ll be updating this guide regularly with all the Windows 10 tips and tricks you need to know. To start with, let’s first delve into how to use one of Windows 10’s best new features: Cortana.

Windows 10: Cortana

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana--previously only available on Windows Phone is now available in Windows 10 on a system-wide level. Cortana allows users to ask her voice queries and perform tasks just like on Windows Phone. However, Cortana on the desktop goes further by being able to find files on your computer using natural language input such as “Find PowerPoint slides about the charity auction” and “Show me photos from December.”

Cortana: Getting Started

Before you can begin using Cortana you need to activate her. Here’s how:
  1. Click in the search box next to the Start menu button.
  2. In the window that appears click the “I’m in!” button.
  3. Read the privacy terms and click “I agree”. If you don’t agree you can’t use Cortana.
  4. On the next screen choose whether you want to enable “Hey, Cortana” to allow your PC to always listen for you voice, which allows you to speak your commands to Cortana without clicking anything first. If you want to enable this, click “Yes please”.
  5. Now, on the final setup screen, enter your name, or what you would like Cortana to call you and click “Use that” to confirm it.

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Cortana: Getting General Information

Once Cortana is set up you can begin using her to get general information, such as news and weather. Here’s how:
  1. Click the search box by the Start menu.
  2. Cortana’s window will appear with recent news stories. This News view is the default window for Cortana.
  3. You can then type in Cortana’s “Ask me anything” box or click the microphone icon in the box and speak your query. A good sample command is something like “What’s the weather in London?”

Cortana:  Telling Cortana More About You

For Cortana is be really useful she’ll need to know more about you. To do this, you need to make notes for Cortana in her notebook–the place she keeps all your likes and interests. These likes and interests will help her return more relevant search results.
  1. Click the search box by the Start menu.
  2. Click the Notebook icon in the sidebar. This looks like a square with a circle in the top center.
  3. Go through all the categories that appear and tell Cortana your preferences. Clicking each category will make subcategories appear. For example, you can tell Cortana which types of sport or sport teams you like and she’ll remember that when you ask for the latest scores.

Cortana: How To Enable "Hey, Cortana”

If for whatever reason you chose not to enable the voice-activated “Hey, Cortana” feature of Cortana when you first set her up, no worries, you can easily activate it at any time. Why might you want to enable “Hey, Cortana”? Quite simply because giving her a voice command is much less involved the clicking a few times and typing in a text command. To enable “Hey, Cortana”:
  1. Click the search box by the Start menu.
  2. Click on the Notebook icon in Cortana’s window.
  3. Click the Settings button.
  4. On the Settings screen that appears, toggle the “Hey Cortana” switch to ON.
  5. Once this switch is toggled ON, you can now activate Cortana and issue commands by saying “Hey Cortana” and then speaking your request.

Cortana: Identify What Music Is Playing

One of the coolest features of Cortana for music buffs is the ability for her to discover which song is playing. Cortana will listen to the song and then identify it and keep a record of all the song’s she identified. This service is similar to the Shazaam service you find on many mobile phones. But having it built into your desktop OS is arguably handier–if you’re working on your laptop at a cafe and hear a song you like it’s much easier to ask Cortana to identify it then having to take out your phone and open any music identification app.
To ask Cortana to identify currently-playing music:
  1. Click the search box by the Start menu.
  2. Click on the Music icon in Cortana’s window. Cortana will automatically listen to the song and return the identification result.
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