Any way to get Cortana to search Google?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by negativeone, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

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    Officially, the word is no, but I know that if anyone figures it out, it will be someone on this community :)
     
  2. arifkarim

    arifkarim MDL Member

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    Isn't Cortana a failed version of Apple's Siri? :D
     
  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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  4. omgbbqit

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    Alternatively, Firefox Nightly now has a sneaky option to use whatever search engine it has set in Windows too.
     
  5. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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    How can you even consider turning on this permanent audio spy?
     
  6. omgbbqit

    omgbbqit MDL Member

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    Because they are deeply stupid and fail to understand it even when it states flat out "we send voice and location and handwriting and all other personal info to ourselves".
    And this way, Google get to share in that lovely data too.
     
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  8. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

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    thanks dhjohns. I highly doubt Microsoft is "always listening". They just got a patent for a microphone with a hardware killswitch. It would also be too much data. They do probably store the voice clips you submit, but that's necessary for the recognition engine to get better. I think that's fair.
     
  9. dScribe

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    Wow, that's interesting considering Cortana is plenty fast and very useful on my PC. Sorry, your computer or internet must be slow. I do use and like 'Google Now' but Cortana is fine too, and will only get better.
     
  10. dScribe

    dScribe MDL Novice

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    Thanks! I'll give that a look-see, I hadn't even thought to look for something that did that.