1.    22 Feb 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    cortana help


    can you get cortana to search for files, open applications and shut down or restart the computer? if so what are the commands for these actions?
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  2.    22 Feb 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    Cortana is still limited in what it can do in Windows 10. I'm hoping to see more features added in the next build.
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  3.    22 Feb 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Cortana is still limited in what it can do in Windows 10. I'm hoping to see more features added in the next build.
    I hope so as well and that we see more over the next builds before the RTM.
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  4.    22 Feb 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,454
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    can you get cortana to search for files, open applications and shut down or restart the computer? if so what are the commands for these actions?
    it may not be available in Sweden yet ,I know its not available /working in Canada yet ,so its possible its not in Sweden yet

    edit, it looks like it not available for you yet .
    Enable Cortana in Sweden
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  5.    22 Feb 2015 #5

    Hi

    I use Cortana for web searches, that works pretty well, my favorite is saying "Hey Cortana, Play my Music".
    I can do that from the other side of the room which is pretty neat.

    I created a playlist with 10 hours of music and she starts and plays them randomly so I never know what I'm going to get.

    I would like to use her to send emails, but when I ask her she says "Sorry I can't find any email accounts." and I don't know how to show here where they are at.

    I even setup the Mail app with my main account thinking that she might see that but no luck.

    But I'm hoping that she will be able to do all this things in the future.

    Mike
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  6.    22 Feb 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It's very rare that I can get Cortana to activate by voice command. If I click the mike icon it has no problem hearing me. I hope this gets fixed in the next build.
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  7.    03 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    It's very rare that I can get Cortana to activate by voice command. If I click the mike icon it has no problem hearing me. I hope this gets fixed in the next build.
    click settings and search for search in the search box (I know its silly) and then click Cortana & search settings then enable "Hey Cortana"
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  8.    03 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10

    The 'hey Cortana' feature is still not working after the computer's been idle for awhile or locked and unlocked. I hope they get this fixed soon. You can re-enable it by turning the 'hey cortana' feature off and on. I don't know how many are affected by this though.
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