How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This

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  1. Posts : 554
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       #1

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This


    I have just about everything about Cortana disabled but I cannot get it to look like or behave like on my other computer. I cannot recall what changes I made but I am pretty sure it was not a registry hack. Any suggestions welcome. TIA.

    I want Cortana to look like this:

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-old-cortana.png

    and not like this:

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-new-cortana.jpg

    some (all) cortana settings disabled:

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-cortana-settings-off.jpg

    Cortana tips off:

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-cortana-tips.jpg
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    I right-click a blank area of the Taskbar, hover over Search then click on Show search icon. The larger box needs a checkmark on Show search box or there's a choice of Hidden to not show it at all.

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  3. Posts : 554
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Berton said:
    I right-click a blank area of the Taskbar, hover over Search then click on Show search icon. The larger box needs a checkmark on Show search box or there's a choice of Hidden to not show it at all.

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    Thanks for replying.

    >The larger box needs a checkmark


    If I understand you correctly if you mean like this then it already shows a check mark:

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-cortana.jpg

    Incidentally I still want to see the search box but I want it to look like the search box from the picture above in the first post called "old cortana" where it appears to be empty without any tips or suggestions.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Pick/click on one of the 3 choices available to get what you desire. The middle choice of Show search icon is what I use.
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  5. Posts : 251
    Windows 10 x64 v2004 Build 19041.867
       #5

    Disable her using Group Policy or Reg Edit.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,503
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    phaedruspress said:
    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This
    Actually, Cortana should probably be spayed instead of neutered....
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  7. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.870)
       #7

    NavyLCDR said:
    Actually, Cortana should probably be spayed instead of neutered....
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    phaedruspress said:
    ...I want Cortana to look like this...
    You're really not going to like 1809, she's put on weight....

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-cortana-1809.png
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #9

    Bree said:
    You're really not going to like 1809, she's put on weight....
    I noticed the same thing.
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  10. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,053
    Windows 10
       #10

    Actually, Search and Cortana are, (will become), 2 different UI's...

    (EDIT: On the latest Insider Build only, as of yet; sorry)

    How To Neuter Cortana So It Looks Like This-001521.png
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