A unique search function comes to Windows 10, read more here
Search for anything, anywhere
Search your PC and the web from the taskbar to find help, apps, files, settings – you name it. Your personal assistant Cortana will be your guide.
When you select the search box on the taskbar, Cortana will help you find things and get things done. Type what you’re looking for, or select the microphone next to the search box if you’d rather say it. (your PC needs to have a microphone for you to talk with Cortana.)
Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available to everyone. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.
Use the search box
Search my stuff
Search for help
Need a hand with Windows 10? Select the search box and type in a keyword or question, and you’ll find help from Microsoft and Cortana.
If you don’t know where to find a setting or feature you want, there’s a good chance a single word will get you there. For example, type sleep and you’ll be pointed to the settings page where you can change your PC sleep settings. Or type uninstall to find the settings page where you can view or uninstall apps.
For some of the most-asked questions about Windows, Cortana can find the answer. Just type in a question such as How do I delete my browsing history or How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10. Give it a try.
Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.
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