1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       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..

    EDIT:

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2015 #3

    BUMP

    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)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64-bit
       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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
"We're getting search ready" error - Windows/Cortana Search
Hi guys, I have been using Windows 10 build 10240 for a while and I have a big problem regarding search. When I try to search for something from the search box in the Taskbar, I get this message. It is unable to find many of the files and...
General Support
Cortana cannot even "Search My Stuff" with no internet connection!
Hi, I've noticed, if there is no internet connection on account login, Cortana cannot search for files and apps in my PC! When it's connected to internet (even for a few seconds), Cortana's (local) search works fine. Is it only for me???:huh:...
Software and Apps
W10: Search in "pinned to start" apps doesn't work
Hello, I have a few portable apps, which I have pinned to start. 30724 Now I need to show these apps to show when I type their names in search, but it just doesn't show any of these apps. Search for properly installed apps works flawlessly same...
General Support
"Critical error: Start menu and Cortana aren't working"
Hey, I upgraded to Windows 10 on my laptop last night from 8.1 and it had been working fine this morning. However in the afternoon I got a notification that there had been a driver failure and I should restart to repair it. Ever since I have though...
General Support
"Search my stuff" unclickable, search window becomes blank white box
Hi, I am a former Windows 7 Ultimate user who upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. I am having some major problems with the Search feature which renders Windows mostly unusable. The problem consists of the following, in order: 1. Windows Search...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums