Windows 10: How do I disable the Cortana pop up on the bottom left please?

  1.    06 Nov 2015 #1

    How do I disable the Cortana pop up on the bottom left please?


    Hi all.

    Got my Windows 10 upgrade from my new HP laptop when it came out late July.(was 8.1 before)

    I have a few questions but my main one is:

    How do I disable the large black pop up that continually pops up all day even when I am not using the search function please? It is on the bottom left and is part of the search function.

    I have disabled the Cortana as I never use it and thought the pop up would go away but it keeps popping up but now it is blank with no weather or news.

    I would like to carry on using search but do not want this pop up.

    I have looked round the site before I posted but couldn't find it.

    Many thanks.

    Zolabud.
    Last edited by Zolabud; 06 Nov 2015 at 11:11. Reason: ssmelling pistake
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       06 Nov 2015 #2

    Just wondering............
    The hotkey to call up search is Win key + S.

    Did you, by any chance, use that hotkey combo for other purpose ?
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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi Billy.

    Not that I am aware of...

    Is that a way to disable the black box which drives me nuts.

    Just tried it and it works. I would like to do that when ever I want to search. Not have it popping up Willy Nilly...
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       06 Nov 2015 #4

    Zolabud said: View Post
    Hi Billy.

    Not that I am aware of...

    Is that a way to disable the black box which drives me nuts.

    Just tried it and it works. I would like to do that when ever I want to search. Not have it popping up Willy Nilly...
    I only know how to hide the search bar, but that is not your issue.
    Your issue is search bar pops up uninvited. That I don't know how to fix.
    Sorry.
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