Windows 10 feature guide: Cortana (Part 2)

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In the previous part, we walked you through five exciting things you can do with your personal assistant, Cortana on Windows 10. In the part 2, we continue to show you steps to access and configure Cortana on your PC and mobile devices that are running Windows 10

  1. How to enable Cortana Tidbits in the taskbar

Basically, Tidbits are pieces of information including notifications, greetings and more that sometime appear in the search box in the taskbar. If you don’t like this kind of information, you can easily turn it off by following the steps below:

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Step one: Open Cortana and click the menu button.

Step two: All you have to do next to click the Settings button at the bottom of the list

Step three: Next up, turn off the switch for Taskbar tidbits.

  1. How to send notifications between devices using Cortana

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you now can send notifications between devices. This new feature allows you to sync phone notifications to your PC as long as you have signed in with the same Microsoft account. Cortana will notify you when your battery is low on your phone, you missed a call, messages or app notifications. If you find this feature unnecessary, you can turn it off or turn it back on.

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Step one: First and foremost, open Cortana and click the menu button.

Step two: Click the Settings button and toggle on/off the “Send notifications between devices” switch.

In reality, if you have updated your device Windows 10 anniversary, you can sync your notifications to PC without even following the process because this feature is enabled by default. However, our step-by-step guide will help you better control your personal assistant.

  1. How to set Cortana language

Windows 10 now allows you to change set your region language for Cortana, making it much easier for users to interact with their personal assistant. If your primary language is English, but you are from Canada, you can easily change Cortana language to English (Canada) so she can better understand you.

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To do this, you can use the steps below:

Step one: Make sure that you are now in Cortana’s Settings

Step two: Choose your language under Cortana Language section.

  1. How to prevent Cortana from tracking your recently used apps and webpages

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History View is nice feature that allows Cortana to show all your recently used apps, webpages and search in Cortana home.

By default, this option is enabled, but you can turn it off by following the steps below:

Step one: First thing you need to do is to open Cortana on your device. After that, click the menu button and then choose the Settings button at the bottom of the list

Step two: Turn off the History View toggle switch

  1. How to stop Cortana from sharing your search history between devices

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In Windows 10, Cortana can share your search history across devices. If you don’t like this feature, you can turn it off by turning off the switch for My Search history. Easy, isn’t it?

That’s it! We have just mentioned steps  to access and configure Cortana to help you make the most out of Microsoft’s personal assistant.

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