Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

The Cortana search box in the Windows 10 task bar will, from today, always use Bing and Microsoft’s Edge browser to find stuff on the web.  You can still configure your default browser to be something other than Edge, and you can set the default search engine to be something other than Bing on your Windows 10 PC. But if you launch a query from the digital assistant’s task bar box, you will always go through Bing and Edge.

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