1.    02 Feb 2017 #1
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    How can I make Cortana use Firefox and Google search engine?


    It's really pissing me off that they won't let us do this. Can't I edit the file like the registry? Any help?
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  2.    02 Feb 2017 #2
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    @McSweg, Welcome to TenForums.

    Microsoft have apparently blocked all the previously known ways of weaning Cortana from Edge/Bing, saying last April...
    ...The only way we can confidently deliver this personalized, end-to-end search experience is through the integration of Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Bing all designed to do more for you.

    Starting today, to ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from the Cortana box.
    Delivering Personalized Search Experiences in Windows 10 through Cortana - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

    There is of course nothing stopping you opening Firefox and searching with Google, just not from Cortana.

    The one and only concession is that you can still choose to launch IE instead of Edge from Cortana.
    Cortana Web Search Results - Show in MS Edge or Internet Explorer
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  3.    02 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    @McSweg, Welcome to TenForums.

    Microsoft have apparently blocked all the previously known ways of weaning Cortana from Edge/Bing, saying last April...
    Delivering Personalized Search Experiences in Windows 10 through Cortana - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

    There is of course nothing stopping you opening Firefox and searching with Google, just not from Cortana.

    The one and only concession is that you can still choose to launch IE instead of Edge from Cortana.
    Cortana Web Search Results - Show in MS Edge or Internet Explorer
    How is that possible? Can't you edit a file in windows to make it open something else? That's not fair
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  4.    02 Feb 2017 #4
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    You need to compile a redirect script and use 'Chrometana' extension in Chrome.

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  5.    02 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    You need to compile a redirect script and use 'Chrometana' extension in Chrome.

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    Does this work on 1607?

    I thought chrometana no longer worked.
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  6.    02 Feb 2017 #6
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    Install Chrometana in Chrome, and choose Google. Download this zip file
    Code:
     https://mega.nz/#!hURzDRrD!hS9aXgBq4uhgvCOmrkABUOMFB35Uvj3s_tTcbil4oh8
    and extract the contents to C:\Customizations\CortanaSearch. Then open Task Scheduler, and import the xml file. Restart. Cortana will now search in Chrome with Google. Edge will briefly open first, then close. This is unavoidable.
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  7.    03 Feb 2017 #7
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    But I don't want to use Chrome, I do not like it.
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  8.    03 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by McSweg View Post
    But I don't want to use Chrome, I do not like it.
    Use Firefox with "Bing - Google" addon

    Bing-Google :: Add-ons for Firefox
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