Cortana is the new personal assistant developed by Microsoft and made available to all with the advent of the new version of Windows.
But if we wanted to make the most of it and have its research opened with Google Chrome (or another browser) and Google.it instead of Bing?
Change the search engine to Cortana
Since Cortana developed by Microsoft does not allow by default to change the search engine and the browser to be used, in fact it uses BING as search engine and EDGE as browser to open the results.
With this guide we will see how to set a browser of our choice to open the results and we will also see how to change the search engine from BING to GOOGLE.
Change browser to Cortana
The steps to do are simple and require the download of only one small software that will change the preferences of choice of the browser. It will open the browser you have set as default on your computer.
- Download EDGE-FLECTOR . Click on EdgeDeflector_install.exe to download and then install it.
- Now open the SETTINGS and click on APP
- Now click on the left on PREDEFINED APP and scroll to find and click on CHOOSE DEFAULT APP FOR PROTOCOL
- Scroll until you find MICROSOFT-EDGE on the left column and select EDGE-FLECTOR on the right
Now Cortana’s results will be opened using your default browser which is Google Chrome, Firefox or others.
But we have not yet settled the Bing problem; yes, because Cortana will continue to use Bing as a search engine. Let’s see how to replace it.
Replace Bing with Google (BingtoGoogle)
On GOOGLE CHROME you just need to download this extension and install it, it will automatically be redirected to Bing Google!
If instead you use FIREFOX / MOZILLA then you can download this extension and it will do everything automatically.
Now you can use Cortana with your favorite browser and take advantage of a voice assistant that is normally abandoned by Windows users. A few steps that could change the use of your computer.