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    Turn On or Off Cortana Listen Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Cortana Listen Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Cortana Listening Mode Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10
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    12 May 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Cortana Listening Mode Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Cortana is your cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana you’re using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized. Cortana on Windows is available in certain regions and languages. If Cortana isn’t available for your Windows device, you can still search for files on your device in the search box on the taskbar. Cortana is also available on other platforms, such as Android and iOS, in select markets.

    Cortana works best when you sign in and let her use data from your device, other Microsoft services, and third-party services you choose to connect. To provide you with personalized experiences, Cortana learns from certain data about you, such as your searches, calendar, contacts, and location. You’re in control of how much data you share. If you choose not to sign into Cortana on Windows, you can still chat with Cortana and use her to help you search the web, documents stored in Microsoft services like OneDrive, and your Windows device. See the section about Windows Search in the Privacy Statement for more information. If you don’t sign in, or you choose to sign out, your experiences will be more limited and they won’t be personalized with your Cortana data. On iOS and Android devices, Cortana only works when you sign in.

    Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update build 15002, you can let Cortana listen for your voice commands when you press the Win+C keys.

    For more information about Cortana, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Cortana voice listening mode Win+C keyboard shortcut for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Cortana Win+C Keyboard Shortcut in Cortana Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Cortana Win+C Keyboard Shortcut using a REG file





    Turn On or Off Cortana Listen Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Cortana Listen Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Cortana Win+C Keyboard Shortcut in Cortana Settings

    1. Click/tap on the search box or Cortana icon (Windows+S) on the taskbar.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings button. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 16188, Cortana's settings have been integrated into Settings.
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    3. Under Keyboard shortcut, turn on or off (default) Let Cortana listen for my voice commands when I press the Windows logo key + C for what you want.

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    Turn On or Off Cortana Listen Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Cortana Listen Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Cortana Win+C Keyboard Shortcut using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

    VoiceShortcut DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


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


     2. To Turn On Cortana Win+C Keyboard Shortcut

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

    Turn_on_Cortana_Win+C_keyboard_shortcut.reg

    download


     3. Turn Off Cortana Win+C Keyboard Shortcut

    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_Cortana_Win+C_keyboard_shortcut.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. Posts : 1,531
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       13 Mar 2017 #1

    Funny what the heck is "pipe up" is cortana vaping now
    Nice block of snipping tool by the way John
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #2

    I have just had my pc reborn. Cortana is alive but unwelcome. I am having problems disabling it. The reason is that when I am looking for a file in the pc, it keeps going to the net, that's not what I want. I use google for net searches and I want to search my pc from the desktop. Ideas my friends? The 'solutions' up[ top seem awfully complicated for an old geek like me!
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  3. Posts : 22,893
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       28 Mar 2017 #3

    Hello elbmek,

    If you wanted to disable Cortana, the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  4.    28 Mar 2017 #4

    cheers Brink, will have a look tomorrow now
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  5. Posts : 22,893
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       28 Mar 2017 #5

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    29 Mar 2017 #6

    this worked a treat: mucho grassyass

    Turn_off_Cortana_Win+C_keyboard_shortcut.reg
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  7. Posts : 22,893
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       29 Mar 2017 #7

    You're most welcome mate.
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