1.    14 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Unable to un-pin Cortana from Taskbar?


    I'm a minimalist, preferring not to clutter up my screen with all kinds of icons, etc.

    I used to have Cortana hidden off screen, but still able to respond to me if I said; "Hey, Cortana."
    Now, recently, the icon has popped up on my taskbar, and when I go to change it, hide it, etc. I only get the options of "Show App Icons" "Show All Notification Icons" and "Show Touch Keyboard Button"


    Uhm.... What?

    I want to use Cortana, but cut down on all of the icons on my desktop screen. I don't think it was this way before the recent W10 update.

    I could use some help.
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  2.    14 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,134
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverhand92 View Post
    I'm a minimalist, preferring not to clutter up my screen with all kinds of icons, etc.

    I used to have Cortana hidden off screen, but still able to respond to me if I said; "Hey, Cortana."
    Now, recently, the icon has popped up on my taskbar, and when I go to change it, hide it, etc. I only get the options of "Show App Icons" "Show All Notification Icons" and "Show Touch Keyboard Button"


    Uhm.... What?

    I want to use Cortana, but cut down on all of the icons on my desktop screen. I don't think it was this way before the recent W10 update.

    I could use some help.
    I think you're in 'Tablet Mode',
    if you switch to Desktop Mode, your taskbar right click options should give you the ability to 'hide' Cortana.
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  3.    14 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,344
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I think you're in 'Tablet Mode',
    if you switch to Desktop Mode, your taskbar right click options should give you the ability to 'hide' Cortana.
    Hmm . Has something changed?

    I have Cortana hidden in desktop mode, but it is now always visible in tablet mode.

    I do not recollect that being the case before, but maybe I just never noticed until I saw this thread?
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  4.    14 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,134
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Hmm . Has something changed?

    I have Cortana hidden in desktop mode, but it is now always visible in tablet mode.

    I do not recollect that being the case before, but maybe I just never noticed until I saw this thread?
    This is all I can reduce it to in Tablet Mode:

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  5.    14 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 321
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    if you switch to Desktop Mode, your taskbar right click options should give you the ability to 'hide' Cortana.
    Thanks! I've been looking for that.
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