Microsoft has made an announcement which might upset a good amount of users. It seems that Cortana’s search functions in Windows 10 will work only via Bing and all the listed links will open with Microsoft Edge browser.
This change is already live and once your Windows 10 computer will be updated, you will notice that Cortana will no longer use results from third-party search providers such as Yahoo or Google and it will no longer use browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
However, you will still be able to set your “default” search engine and browser in Windows 10, as this will only have an impact to the Cortana search box in the bottom left corner on the Windows 10 taskbar, which allows you to search for something across documents, web, applications and more via the Microsoft’s digital assistant.
Microsoft claims that it had to make this change, as Cortana is powered by Bing and it needs Edge for some of its features to work. The company has added that the only way they can deliver this personalized “end-to-end” search experiences is by integrating Cortana with Bing and Microsoft Edge.
We remind you that this is not the first time when Microsoft is “forcing” people to use its search engine and browser, and this will surely happen again in the future. Microsoft is not very happy about its Bing and Edge usage in Windows 10 and it’s hoping that by making this move with Cortana, it will make more and more people to use its search engine and web browser.
What browser and search engine are you using in Windows 10? Tell us your thoughts about the way Microsoft is changing Cortana so that it uses Bing search engine and Microsoft Edge browser! Are you ok with this change?
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