View Poll Results: Would you like Cortana to live left to the Start Screen?

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  • Yes! That is a great idea!

    3 42.86%
  • No! This is ridiculous.

    4 57.14%
  1. angelblast1997's Avatar
    I would like to see Cortana on the left side of the Start Screen. Cortana is an amazing virtual assistant but having her on her own application ruins the experience, Cortana does not feel integrated within the OS. It would be a great idea if Cortana lived next to the Start Screen. Swiping to the right/ sliding to the left would slide the screen to Cortana. Having Cortana so easily accessible would improve how much users use Cortana.

    The new Cortana would also display the Start Screen wallpaper blurred in the background. This would not only look sleek and nice but would unify Windows 10 Mobile.

    VOTE HERE!!! https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...n-the-start-sc

    This is a very quick mock up I did cortana_startscreen_mockup.jpg

    Do anyone else think this would be a good idea? If yes, please vote here: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...n-the-start-sc
    06-20-2015 05:35 PM
  2. MaxyBley's Avatar
    I don't think that Cortana being an app ruins the experience. If there's something I really like about Cortana is that she's there when you need her to and not when you don't need her.

    She never feels intrusive, in the middle of the way or "in your face". While I do like the idea of having something for swiping from the left. I think Cortana is not a goof idea for that. Cortana is used by many but not loved by everyone. Shoving Cortana in people's faces could in up ugly.
    06-20-2015 05:58 PM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Not to be negative, but I don't think that's a good idea. Having her on that side, on the start screen, means that you cant access her that way when you're not on the start screen. Having "hey Cortana" and accessing her through the button seems good enough, because anywhere in the OS you can activate her.

    I would like to see a better design for her tho.
    MaxyBley likes this.
    06-20-2015 06:00 PM
  4. angelblast1997's Avatar
    You would still be able to access Cortana by tapping on the Search button but thanks for sharing your opinion.
    06-20-2015 06:05 PM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I also don't feel like she should "live" there. Left side should just stay unused, like the way it is now. But Cortana should have the transparent background, I agree with that.
    Just like the action center in Windows 10 (in the newest build). MS started using transparency everywhere which is really cool. The OS already feels better!
    06-20-2015 06:25 PM
  6. UptownWebhead's Avatar
    Cortana doesn't feel integrated in the OS? Have you not tried a Windows 10 build? Cortana is basically everywhere. She's always listening, lives on the taskbar in desktop builds, and will live in Edge's address bar as well. As far as mobile, we still have a long way to go to see how Microsoft will enhance Cortana's abilities on the phone side. Also, Cortana will be popping up on Xbox soon too so Cortana is definitely integrated into Windows 10.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    06-20-2015 06:34 PM
  7. angelblast1997's Avatar
    Cortana doesn't feel integrated in the OS? Have you not tried a Windows 10 build? Cortana is basically everywhere. She's always listening, lives on the taskbar in desktop builds, and will live in Edge's address bar as well. As far as mobile, we still have a long way to go to see how Microsoft will enhance Cortana's abilities on the phone side. Also, Cortana will be popping up on Xbox soon too so Cortana is definitely integrated into Windows 10.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    In my opinion I believe she could be better integrated within the Mobile version of Windows 10. This thread is about Windows 10 Mobile, so I dont know why you bring the Desktop version and Xbox, in which I believe Cortana is perfectly integrated.

    But thanks for sharing your opinion!
    Last edited by angelblast1997; 06-20-2015 at 08:00 PM.
    06-20-2015 06:43 PM
  8. angelblast1997's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your opinion! Even though we do not share some ideas together, we share some. Even if she only gets a translucent background that will make her feel more integrated and I have been asking for a translucent Action Center.
    06-20-2015 06:45 PM
  9. Willy Soughers's Avatar
    I actually like that idea. I think what op refers to isn't to disable use of the search button or hey cortana to open Cortana but instead to rid the app lost of her and instead of opening an app tile, to swipe to her from the start screen similar to google now on nexus devices. On those, google now is accessible via ok google and by holding and swiping the home button up but while on the home screen, a simple swipe to the left starts up google now as well. Definitely input this through feedback, I'd love to see this feature. One of the biggest concerns of Cortana going to android and IOS is the fact that there wont be that unique feature to windows any more. Making her feel more integrated into the OS as opposed to leaving her on a tile would help alleviate that issue.
    angelblast1997 likes this.
    06-24-2015 12:00 AM
  10. angelblast1997's Avatar
    Glad to see you like it! Make sure to cast your votes in User Voice.
    Willy Soughers likes this.
    06-24-2015 12:43 AM

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