Windows 10 Tutorial 13 – Cortana
In this lesson we’re going to take at look a Microsoft’s digital assistant “Cortana”. We will look at how to activate Cortana, what she can and can’t do and how to activate her with your voice or the keyboard.
To start the video presentation, please click on the picture below.
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Changing the default microphone – If you need to change your default microphone or recording device, follow these simple steps. Firstly, search for “Manage audio devices” on Cortana’s search bar, then click the icon as shown in the picture below.
On the window that now appears, select the “Recording” tab and then find the device you want to use. Right click on the device and choose “Set as Default Device”.
Cortana will now use your chosen microphone/recording device when listening to you.
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I have no mic icon on Cortana bar, no note either
screen looks different on left side bar
Hi Brenda, perhaps you don’t have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed? You can tell by following the steps on this page:- https://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/windows-10-superguide-video-update-launched/
If you don’t have it, run Windows update and it should download automatically.
I believe you just have to go into Cortana Settings, and look for a checkbox saying “Allow Cortana to do Web Search and Assist”…. When you click it on, then it changes.
This was very helpful, with my new H P at my age you help me get a good start with window 10 thank you Eddy