Windows 10: Is this normal behavior for cortana? (multiple monitor users?)

  1.    23 Jun 2018 #1

    Is this normal behavior for cortana? (multiple monitor users?)


    so i decided to give cortana a go. Turns out much less resource intensive than I anticipated so theres that.

    However, I use my accessory display for my main taskbar so the notification tray shows up there. Apart from issues with cortana picking the proper monitor to display on when i "hey cortana" ive noticed something obscure i spent a ridiculous amount of time already trying to troubleshoot. Ive gone through the dism thing. the sfc thing. The create another account thing. I even tried an entirely different pc (which admittedly has much synced and almost the same group policy settings so i cant be sure).

    Further compounded by the fact I have no more pc's with multiple monitors to test on :P

    So whenever cortana is "listening" whether it be via "hey cortana" or win+C (yep tried that too) it results in one monitor showing cortanas box proper, and the other monitor having a file explorer icon pop up in the taskbar.

    It goes away when im done of course, im just trying to ascertain A) why is anything at all popping up on another monitor when I have it set to only pop up on the "main taskbar, and any others that the window is active on" and more importantly B) why is a file explorer icon popping up and not a cortana icon or some such?

    Is something corrupted?

    My secondary pc mirrored the same behavior but I want to be sure. Anyone with multiple displays care to confirm or deny for me? Have anything to add etc?

    Not sure what id do without these forums :)
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  2.    23 Jun 2018 #2

    Cortana is integrated into the Windows Explorer process/experience, (whatever they're calling it these days!),
    that's Windows Explorer, not File Explorer;
    now, why she rears her head under the guise of File Explorer on the Taskbar, I do not know!!!

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  3.    23 Jun 2018 #3

    Ah yes, Windows explorer :)

    So apart from your icon showing a but differently due to some modding I presume, it appears that itís regular behavior then?

    Ugh - so ugly. No fun being OCD :)

    Leaves me with dealing with it - or ditching Cortana lol. Not ready to do that just yet though.

    Thank you for your help :)
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