Microsoft is Testing Separate Search and Cortana UI

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Along with a new header for Settings, Microsoft is testing yet another change in Windows 10. In the latest Insider Preview build, developers separated Cortana and search in the taskbar by giving them individual taskbar buttons and flyouts.

The user is now able to enable and disable the Search and Cortana taskbar icons separately.

Cortana has got its own view, called "Conversation Canvas". This change is expected to improve user experience with the assistant by minimizing content obstruction. It will be used to manage your Cortana Notebook, reminders, and connected devices which support Cortana.

The Search feature will be dedicated for search the web and local files and documents, installed apps. It is worth mentioning that Microsoft has added Enhanced Mode to Search Indexer to make Windows Search faster and more accurate.

The feature seems to be in A/B testing right now, so only select Insiders are able to use it. Microsoft is collecting their feedback. After that, the feature may find its way to all participants of the Windows Insider program. If their feedback is positive, this change will be included in the final version of WIndows 10 19H1.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Microsoft is Testing Separate Search and Cortana UI”

  1. Now move the search bar back i to the start menu and let’s stop wasting taskbar space (Yes, I know ow you can remove the search box and just type in start).

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