Windows 10: Tell Cortana to shut up

  1.    04 Jun 2017 #1

    Tell Cortana to shut up

    Build 16199. Cortana keeps opening in the middle of my work, taking over my system telling me it is listening. Bully for her, now bu***r off!!

    How can I stop this please?
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  2.    04 Jun 2017 #2

    Hi, if I recall a couple of threads here within the last couple of months, the following were reported (experienced by only a few):

    a. Cortana was triggered by music being played, 'Hey Cortana' being erroneously detected. This could be your case?

    b. A touchpad gesture - maybe 3 fingers- I can't recall- was triggering Cortana.
    (However, yours is a desktop).

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    You can change that setting.
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  3.    04 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks. There was no audio and I wasn't talking to myself at the time. I don't have touch enabled on my desktop PC. I do not wish to disable Cortana obviously. I seem to remember reading somewhere that this is deliberate behaviour instigated by Microsoft to promote Cortana. Maybe for us Insiders only?
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  4.    04 Jun 2017 #4

    In Cortana settings, try disabling 'Taskbar titbits'.

    Discussion here- but whether it's the same box
    it is listening
    I'm not sure.
    Help to stop windows 10 search box constantly popping up - Windows 10 Forums

    it is listening
    - implies a response to a microphone input.

    At least as a test, you could disable that.
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