Firefox and Duck Duck Go are set up as default browser and search engine in Windows 10, but how do I use them instead of Edge and Bing with Cortana?
I do not want Google or anything Chrome-based as a solution. I love using Firefox and Duck Duck Go, but I can find no help to make them the default when using Cortana on my desktop.
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Hi kwileyone, I found this page from MS about Cortana: Cortana and privacy
All the way at the bottom it says:
To turn off Cortana’s help in Microsoft Edge: 1. Open Microsoft Edge. 2. Go to Settings. 3. Go to Advanced and turn off Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.
A long time ago... Cortana would send your search request to your default browser as a Bing URL. For a while, Firefox had a feature to detect a code in that URL and switch it to a search on your default search engine. I think Microsoft got fed up with this and sent all Cortana searches to Edge.
Since then, new workarounds have been discovered or promoted, but I haven't tested any of them myself -- I don't enable Cortana. Here's one article that describes how to do it: