How to enable Hey Cortana in Windows 10 Technical Preview

Posted on Mar 17 2015 - 10:44pm by Ajay Singh

With Windows 10 you can use Cortana on your PC. The latest version of windows 10 Technical preview which was launched in January comes with Cortana in it. Microsoft’s personal assistant which made its debut with mobile phones is finally available for PC’s with Windows 10. Hey Cortana! A feature which is available in Lumia 1520, Lumia 930 with the Lumia Denim update is also available in Windows 10. If you want to use this feature you have to enable it first as this feature is disabled by default.


If you want to enable Hey Cortana in Windows 10 you can read the follow the steps shared below.

  1. First of all tap in the Search area.
  2. In the upper left you will find a hamburger button, tap on it.
  3. Select settings option from there.
  4. You will see many options there, scroll down to choose ‘Let Cortana respond when you say “Hey Cortana”’.

Once you have enabled the Hey Cortana feature in windows 10 you can say anything in one go, like “HeyCortanahowistheweathertoday” instead of saying Hey Cortana first, then wait for the acknowledgement and then send your request.

Windows 10 also comes with keyboard shortcuts which you can use for easily using Cortana. There are two keyboard shortcuts which we have shared below.

Win + Q = This shortcut will open the main screen of Cortana with news and interests.

Win + S = This shortcut will open the Cortana Search engine.

Both these shortcuts are easy to remember and you can use them easily. If you love shortcuts you should definitely try both these while you are using Cortana.

Share your views with us once you use Hey Cortana! on your Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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