1. barber76's Avatar
    Sorry for dumb question...
    When I tell cortana "start skype" or "start calculator", it starts those apps.
    But not "start LinkedIn" or "start messaging" , though I have apps with such names installed. It does a bing search in these cases.
    I'm frustrated - which apps I can start with "start" keyword and which not?
    07-09-2016 10:03 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I get the feeling it's more hit-and-miss than a big list will solve.
    07-10-2016 12:24 AM
  3. barber76's Avatar
    So it's not like WM 10 lexically / phonetically checks whatever you "start" vs installed apps list?
    07-10-2016 09:00 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it's supposed to, I've opened installed apps with Cortana on WP 8.1 before, but 10's Cortana has been more unreliable than I'd like.

    (I asked Cortana on an 8.1 phone, 10 phone and 10 PC each to show me nearby gas stations. Only Cortana on 8.1 showed me results and didn't error out.)
    07-10-2016 09:43 AM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I think you should be able to open anything, though try saying 'Open ...', that usually works for me.
    07-11-2016 08:29 AM
  6. barber76's Avatar
    "Open" works - or doesn't - exactly the same as "start" - I checked. At least some stability here, otherwise it would add to frustration. :)
    07-12-2016 10:20 PM
  7. PGrey's Avatar
    Try "www.linkedin.com" or "http://linkedin.com".
    Obviously, won't start your apps ,but will allow you to launch some things.

    The vocabulary needs to be extended for this to work properly. I haven't looked at the install specs for W10 apps, but I bet there's some metadata tags around this feature, to populate the vocabulary for non-inbox apps.

    If you can find the table or similar, where this ends up, you can probably figure out how to manually add the values for these apps.
    07-12-2016 11:36 PM
  8. colinkiama's Avatar
    Originally posted by barber76
    Sorry for dumb question...
    When I tell cortana "start skype" or "start calculator", it starts those apps.
    But not "start LinkedIn" or "start messaging" , though I have apps with such names installed. It does a bing search in these cases.
    I'm frustrated - which apps I can start with "start" keyword and which not?
    instead of saying "start", say "launch". It will 100% work
    07-15-2016 12:31 AM
  9. barber76's Avatar
    instead of saying "start", say "launch". It will 100% work
    Wow. Great, it works, many thanks! But... Why? (rhetoric question to MS)
    07-15-2016 10:21 PM

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