Sometimes, in your Windows 10 system, keyboard input works fine on classic win32 programs and web browsers, but doesn’t work in modern apps like Edge, Start menu, Cortana and the Lock screen. Nothing may happen when you type something in those modern apps. This happens if a built-in Scheduled Task is disabled accidentally.Read more
When you use Cortana search to find an installed program, the program may not appear in Start menu search results although the shortcut exists in the Start menu folder. For example, with Word 2016 installed and its shortcut present in the Start menu folder, when you type in “word”, the search results will display WordPad … Read more
For some strange reason, the Cortana “Ask me anything” search box in the Taskbar may turn white suddenly without even the user clicking on it. This may have to do with Microsoft’s server settings and not a problem with your Windows 10 settings. Also, the search box registry tweak (
WhiteSearchBox registry key) may prove ineffective as it works only for the current login session.Read more
In Windows 10 Redstone 2 build and higher, you can move the Cortana search text box to the top, change the text box border color and thickness. Also, you can add a search glyph and submit button near the text box with some registry tweaks.Read more
Clicking on a web search result in Cortana would always launch Microsoft Edge regardless of your default browser. However, you can configure Cortana web search links to open with your default web browser. Additionally, you can automatically redirect the search query to Google search instead of Bing.
In April 2018, Microsoft announced that Edge would be the browser that would launch when searching from Cortana, no matter what your default web browser or
https protocol association setting is.
While the user interface doesn’t have an option to change the search engine or browser, there is still a way to make Cortana search using Google instead of Bing, using the new
microsoft-edge: URL protocol.Read more
When you type a keyword or phrase in the Search box in Windows 10 Start menu, it displays results from the local computer, the Windows Store as well as the Bing search results. This post tells you how to disable the Start menu from doing a Bing web search.Read more