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Using Cortana on a W10 desktop PC to set an alarm


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Help please with using Cortana on a W10 desktop to set an alarm.

 

Sometimes when I click Cortana (the circle symbol in the start tray, to the right of the Windows icon) I get a Cortana screen with an “ask me anything” box at the bottom. When I enter “Wake me in 5 minutes.” in that box I do get a beep in 5 minutes.

 

But other times, instead of that Cortana screen; I get a Bing page with “Wake me in 5 minutes.” in the Search Box; and I do not get an alarm in 5 minutes.

 

What am I doing wrong here? How should I be using Cortana for alarms? Is Cortana to be used only in mobile devices? Is there a better app i should be using to set simple alarms?

 

Thanks. … batpark


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Is this any help,

http://www.digitalci...arms-windows-10
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zep516: Thanks for your suggestion. The article you referenced appears to be exactly what I needed. But, when I try to apply what it says things do not work out as described.

 

When I ask Cortina "Wake me in 1 minute.", I get a "Cortina is thinking" screen and the alarm, in fact, sounds in 1 minute. But when I ask Cortina "Wake me in 2 minutes." I do not get the "Cortina is thinking" screen. Instead I get a Bing search page with "Wake me in 2 minutes." inserted into the Search window. And the alarm does not sound in two minutes.

 

A puzzlement. ... batpark


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I can't answer your question or solve the puzzle at this time.
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Zep516: Right. Thanks for your interest and help. ... Batpark
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