1. Tumultus's Avatar
    Don't take me wrong! I don't hate her but Cortana really needs to move! That girl is occupying something I used a lot: my search key!

    It was always handy to tap on the search key in order to quickly scan a barcode or text as well as accessing the Local Scout. Now, instead of being able to do that, I am forced to talk to the lady or, in case I really would love to keep my above mentioned features, deactivate her all together.

    What is wrong with putting Cortana back on the start button? Short press gets you to the start screen, long press will initiate voice control / Cortana. That way, I could use the additional features like scanning codes and text without a girl taking it away from me.

    I guess it's just like in any marriage: at some point, the wife takes over. ;)
    wpn00b likes this.
    04-15-2014 10:12 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Did you update the DP?
    04-15-2014 10:33 PM
  3. Tumultus's Avatar
    Did you update the DP?
    I sure did upgrade to the Developer Preview. How else could I have had Cortana on there.
    04-15-2014 11:26 PM
  4. habanero61's Avatar
    If you turnoff location, it defaults back to Bing. That's how it's worked for me so far. Maybe an update might change this?
    04-16-2014 01:06 AM
  5. Tumultus's Avatar
    If you turnoff location, it defaults back to Bing. That's how it's worked for me so far. Maybe an update might change this?
    I said as much in the very last line of my initial post. Change is good. Change is fine, however, putting the voice control on the search key is something I simply don't like. Now I have a big physical button in the center of my Ativ S that does nothing but put me on the start screen.

    Besides the loss of flexibility described in my first post, it was handy having that physical button associated with voice control since it was easy to feel / find even in darkness or while driving. So, I not only lose my old Bing search to Cortana but also the advantage to have her at my fingertips if I could map a long-press start button for it. In a way, it's a lose-lose situation for me. :(

    <going to cry now ... >
    04-16-2014 03:52 AM

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