Let us Type/Write in Cortana in order to interact with her, rather than only by voice

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Cortana has no area to type the commands in Windows 10. there are countless reasons why you don't want or can't talk at some time and you need to type but Cortana doesn't let you, she only listens for voice input. Google assistant on the other hand allows for text input as well. on Windows PC keyboard plays a big role so Cortana as our personal assistant should support input from it.

 

here is the feedback post I made for this, please upvote so Microsoft will notice, thank you

https://aka.ms/AA4zjkr

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@HotCakeX 
There was a time that Cortana and Search were integrated but in the infinite wisdom of change for change sake Microsoft decided to disentangle and make them separate.  This is what lead to what you now highlight as a problem and with this thinking. I personally liked it better when it was my choice to either use my voice or use my keyboard to interact with Cortana/Search.

I know there were a lot of people who couldn't or wouldn't use Cortana while giving their feedback/opinions based upon comparisons, instead of actually doing the necessary work of setup and usability testing, that influenced Microsoft's decision to curtail Cortana's integration across the board. It's the loss of a superior ideal and functionality because that's the way Microsoft does things.

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You can still type commands to Cortana, just write them in the search bar and a Cortana icon will pop up as a top choice.
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Nope, not anymore since build 19H1 (1903) that released yesterday,

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Correction (You can't)....

I can still type into Cortana and do everything, even after updating to 1903!

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@SanityGaming correction you can't? haha what

1903 doesn't support that and even on 1809 you couldn't interact with cortana the way you can with Google Assistant on Android, this thing needs a complete overhaul. so if you can still type in cortana in 1903 then you are just thinking you're using 1903 lol because cortana and type box is separated. 

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Then should leave the tech stuff too people that don't have a broken system (Like your broken system)....

 

I have an;
PC: i9-9980X, Asus X299 RAMPAGE VI EXTREME, 2X 2080Ti , 128GB 3600mhz corsair dominator platinum DDR4, NVME 1TB x4 , 14TB X9 BARRACUDA PRO, 3X 32inch monitors, PSU AX1600i,
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I best tell Microsoft that in the picture I've also added, that my 1903 must be busted because Cortana still works, and theirs a Cortana search box, theirs even a separate function if you go into the controls, for just pure typing and not having to use the microphone at all! completely disable the mic and switch to typing.

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@SanityGaming 

1. I'm not interesting in knowing your system specs, totally unrelated and off topic.

2. having better hardware doesn't mean you're smart. (now you edited your comment and delete that insult)

 

hope reporting and removing your previous comment taught you a lesson to be polite towards others.

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@HotCakeX @SanityGaming I'm shutting down this thread to new replies, as it doesn't seem like the conversation is going anywhere productive and is lending itself towards negativity. Hopefully, you can agree to disagree!