Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer

    Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer

    How to Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer

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    05 Oct 2016 Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017 at 15:09

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    How to Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer

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    When searching the web from Cortana on the taskbar, the Bing search results can display in Microsoft Edge (default) or Internet Explorer.

    If you use a screen reader, you may want to make the web search results open in Internet Explorer instead of Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to set to show Cortana web search results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 16251, you can now view the results that Cortana has for you without launching the web browser. For some questions, the Cortana pane will expand automatically, quickly showing you exactly what you need to know. It works with movies, celebrities, stock prices, weather, flight status – you name it! If Cortana doesn’t have a quick answer for your query, the pane won’t automatically expand. No worries! Just click the arrow next to the relevant web suggestion (or press the right arrow key) to see what the web has for you.
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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Optimize Taskbar Web Search Results for Screen Readers in Microsoft Edge
    • Option Two: To Optimize Taskbar Web Search Results for Screen Readers using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Search the web from Cortana and web search results
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    Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer OPTION ONE Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer
    To Optimize Taskbar Web Search Results for Screen Readers in Microsoft Edge

    1. Open Microsoft Edge.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button on the toolbar, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button towards the bottom of Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Turn On (Internet Explorer) or Off (Microsoft Edge - default) Optimize taskbar web search results for screen readers for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    5. You can now close Microsoft Edge if you like.






    Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer OPTION TWO Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer
    To Optimize Taskbar Web Search Results for Screen Readers using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.
    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

    OptimizeWindowsSearchResultsForScreenReaders DWORD

    0 = Off - Show web search results in Microsoft Edge
    1 = On - Show web search results in Internet Explorer


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Show Cortana Web Search Results in Internet Explorer

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_OptimizeWindowsSearchResultsForScreenReaders.reg

    download


     3. To Show Cortana Web Search Results in Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_OptimizeWindowsSearchResultsForScreenReaders.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    07 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    I having an issue downloading the registry files on this page. When I click the download button the link takes me to the forums home page.
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  2.    07 Oct 2016 #2
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    Sorry about that @Jerry06. They should be fixed now.
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  3.    07 Oct 2016 #3
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    Thanks..

    BTW I love the Tenforums Website
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  4.    07 Oct 2016 #4
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    You're most welcome.
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