Windows 10: Cortana only wants to search bing and "my stuff"

  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    Cortana only wants to search bing and "my stuff"

    In windows 10 it says I can chat with Cortana and ask it questions and get a personalized response, but this isn't the case for me. It says I can speak aloud or type, but since I've no mic, I choose to type.

    When I ask it something like "How's the weather" or "How tall is Jeff Goldblum?" I get a bing search page that pops up instead of a Cortana response. All of the interests are enabled and such and I've filled out the about me with my name.

    As soon as I start typing ANYTHING, it shows results for "The Web" and "My Stuff" but doesn't even try to ask Cortana the question.

    How can I resolve this issue?
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  2.    26 Aug 2015 #2

    Okay so I found an old mic and Cortana appears to respond to my voice. However she constantly says she can't do something at the moment or she's not talking to the internet at the moment..


    Apparently Cortana doesn't want to work when I have Firefox open! As soon as I closed firefox and asked it questions, she answered accordingly. I have Firefox v. 40.0.2 I think.
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3


    Okay so apparently that was a fluke. Cortana doesn't work with mic now either. Keeps saying that "something went wrong, try again later", etc.

    What can I do to resolve this?

    (She works fine when I ask to open programs but not when I asked to remind me or other questions)
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  4. Posts : 5
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       27 Aug 2015 #4

    Personally, I am disappointed with Cortana. It was often compared to Siri, but it isn't at all like Siri. It's just a device that takes you to Bing 99% of the time. I finally decided to turn it off and go back to the regular search format. Now, if you still want to use Cortana, but don't like Bing (I don't like it either), here is a link to a page full of soulutions that will make Cortana use Google instead.

    How to get Cortana to use Google? - Google Search
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5

    Cortana isn't working properly.. I don't care about the search engine. Firefox automatically redirects her results to google anyway.
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