Windows 10: cortana is listening to me when my microphone allowence is off..

Discus and support cortana is listening to me when my microphone allowence is off.. in Cortana to solve the problem; i was going to search on bing something so i thought ill deactivate cortana's microphone allowence and turned off hey cortana (because i always... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by shawn mendes, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. cortana is listening to me when my microphone allowence is off..


    i was going to search on bing something so i thought ill deactivate cortana's microphone allowence and turned off hey cortana (because i always acitdentally say hey cortana all the time..).ok after that my sister came and asked "can you search something on bing?" i said yes and then i forgot that i turned off cortana's microphone allowence then i used cortana and it was clearly reading my voice. this was the creepy part. please dose anybody have any ideas for this solution?

    :)
     
    shawn mendes, Dec 5, 2018
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  2. Snakiest Win User

    Change the microphone Cortana is listening to

    Hi,

    • I have 2 microphones - a usb headset and a webcam.
    • I want to KEEP the USB HEADSET as the Default Communication Device, but
      I want Cortana to listen to my WEBCAM MICROPHONE instead.

    How can I do it?

    Thanks!
     
    Snakiest, Dec 5, 2018
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  3. CORTANA IN LISTEN MODE

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    What is the edition of Windows 10 (Home, Education, Pro etc.)?

    I understand you have issues with Cortana in the Listen mode. If you have Windows 10 PRO installed in the system, then I would suggest you to try the following steps to change some group policy settings.


      • Press Windows key + R, type
        Gpedit.msc
        and hit ENTER.

      • Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search

      • Check for: 'Allow Cortana' and 'Do not allow web search'
        – Make sure they are ‘Not Configured’ or set ‘Allow Cortana’ to Enabled and ‘Do not allow web search’ to Disabled

      • Open an elevated command prompt and run:
        gpupdate /force

      • Go to Settings > Verify and correct: Time, Region and Language

        And, then go to Settings > Apps and Features > Manage optional features > Download Speech Recognition and Text-to-speech
    NOTE: The troubleshooting steps are only applicable to
    Windows 10 PRO
    .

    Let us know if the issue gets resolved using the troubleshooting steps.
     
    Harkanwar Singh, Dec 5, 2018
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  4. cortana is listening to me when my microphone allowence is off..

    Cortana Microphone headset problems.

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for using Windows 10.

    I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow the steps:

    • Open settings by clicking thee windows icon the click settings.
    • Search Sound in the top right corner and click it.
    • Then right click the one device you want to use, then click default communication device.
    • Then try Cortana.
    As you've already set up microphone but I would suggest you to check again by typing microphone set up and go through that, it should set everything up for you.

    Hope it helps. Let us know if you need more assistance and we'll be glad to help.
     
    Navneet Anand, Dec 5, 2018
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