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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #11

    And yet Cortane cannot be actually turned off or removed! - Well I got it all in English after some hard work then after the update its back to us or uk. its all over place. really sick of p***g about instead of working!! now the third time this has happened. I DO NOT APPROVE OF OUTSIDEINTERVENTION.
    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, no one forces you to do anything. You're not forced to use Cortana. Cortana (my opinion) is a gimmick, a marketing ploy, responding to Siri e.g. You don't have to use the Win 10 start menu. You don't have to use tiles. You don't have to use the universal apps.

    I don't.

    Use Win 10 as a desktop OS. Start thinking of MS as providing an OS not a package that provides everything you need.
    Choose the best of class tools that meet your needs. Be happy a good number of those are free.

    All that said, MS has made a real mess of handling changes it makes, and in delivering updates and the failures both in those for many and in the delivery of them.

    I've not experienced a problem with language settings in the last months - certainly changing language from e.g. US to UK English is not straightforward and lends itself to problems and confusion. Just wondering what your language issue might be?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,233
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       19 Oct 2016 #12

    Did you have a look at the huge Tutorial section? (Which you are free to search....)
    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This would appear to address your ? about the search icon - but I only scanned it quickly.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #13

    Clearly an old tutorial as that no longer works. Now if you disable Cortana you get nothing - the whole point of my posting.
    dalchina said: View Post
    Did you have a look at the huge Tutorial section? (Which you are free to search....)
    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This would appear to address your ? about the search icon - but I only scanned it quickly.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 19,901
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       19 Oct 2016 #14

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    Clearly an old tutorial as that no longer works. Now if you disable Cortana you get nothing - the whole point of my posting.
    Disabling cortana DOES work just fine. Then right click on a EMPTY area on your taskbar and choose "Show search Icon"
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #15

    Been there got the T - DOES NOT HAPPEN since the latest update - win10Pro.
    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Disabling cortana DOES work just fine. Then right click on a EMPTY area on your taskbar and choose "Show search Icon"
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,233
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       19 Oct 2016 #16

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    Clearly an old tutorial as that no longer works. Now if you disable Cortana you get nothing - the whole point of my posting.
    If that doesn't please you, may I suggest you use a search engine and go looking for yourself?
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #17

    Not a case of not pleasing me, the fact remains I had this function before and now M/s deem it not necessary.Seems I have to download an independent app. Cortana's reg entry has been amended to stop this very useful feature. Typical M/s and Win 10 big brother. I am moving to Apple asap. No wonder they are flooding the TV with ads for what Apple cannot do (which are lies), but I do know for sure it lets you examine you own files properly!
    dalchina said: View Post
    If that doesn't please you, may I suggest you use a search engine and go looking for yourself?
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  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,376
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       19 Oct 2016 #18

    I am moving to Apple asap. No wonder they are flooding the TV with ads for what Apple cannot do (which are lies), but I do know for sure it lets you examine you own files properly!
    A Search for touchscreen on Apple shows the ads are correct in at least one respect, no listing showing iMac or MacBook. According to that list the touchscreen is offered only on iPad, iPhone, and iPod. [I have a MacBook Pro now Upgraded to OS X 10.12 Sierra.] A feature that was touted is SIRI which I don't need so I turned it off.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #19

    Academic as I do not use/need touchscreen. BUT I seriously have had enough of Win 10 and the attitude of M/s to force anything they like on us, whether we like or desire a "feature". e.g. the new start screen just appeared from this last "update". Then when this latest pile of C*** took over 4 hours to come through and install, to be presented with a screw up of my preferred set up was the last straw.
    Berton said: View Post
    A Search for touchscreen on Apple shows the ads are correct in at least one respect, no listing showing iMac or MacBook. According to that list the touchscreen is offered only on iPad, iPhone, and iPod. [I have a MacBook Pro now Upgraded to OS X 10.12 Sierra.] A feature that was touted is SIRI which I don't need so I turned it off.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,579
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       19 Oct 2016 #20

    Hello carrotmuseum,

    If you disable Cortana, you should see a search icon or search icon on the search box instead of a Cortana icon on the taskbar.

    Search Icon or Box - Show or Remove on Windows 10 Taskbar

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