Cortana is a personal assistant which is intelligent and created by Microsoft for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Band, Xbox One, Android, iOS, and Windows Mixed Reality. With Cortana, you can do a lot of things that can make your activities easier such as setting reminders, browsing the internet, answer questions by using information from Bing (for example traffic statuses, weather conditions, biographies, and sports scores), sending emails, launching programs, searching for files, recognizing music, and performing a lot of other tasks which includes playing a joke by speaking with natural voice as voice command without having to input a predefined series of commands that Cortana recognizes automatically. Besides, Cortana has ability to integrate with other services as well such as Foursquare to provide recommendations of restaurant and local attraction with support of third party services. Even, Cortana on Android and Windows mobile can capture device notifications and send them to a Windows 10 device. It permits a user of computer to view notifications from their phone in the Windows 10 Action Center.
Depending on the software platform and region in which it is used, now Cortana is available in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese language editions. Cortana particularly competes against assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Assistant. Cortana was demonstrated at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference in San Fransisco for the first time in 2013. The development of Cortana itself began in 2009 in the Microsoft Speech products team.
Lately, several Windows 10 update has made changes to the Cortana search bar. The color of Cortana Ask Me Anything Search bar changes into white. But, you do not have to worry because there is an easy solution for this problem. To solve this problem, you have to change your system location temporarily. For more details, you can follow the steps below to solve the problem.
- The first thing that you have to do, you have to go to Setting. Then, choose Time & Language which is followed by selecting Region & Language.
- The next step, select some Another Country from the Drop Down menu. (location where Cortana is unavailable presently.)
- After that, close the window and then Sign out from your account.
- In this stage, you have to sign in back to your account. And then, you have to have fixed the Search bar Color issue.
- Now, do the first step again and Change location to your country again.
Well, Those are simple steps to fix your Cortana “Ask Me Anything” search bar that has turned into white. But, if you have tried to do the steps above and it does not work, you can hide the Cortana bar by doing right click on the Task bar. After that, you can hover on Cortana. Then, you have to click on Hidden. Now, your Cortana bar is hidden.
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