moderated How to shut off cortana??


Morey Worthington
 

Hi all. First off I hit the Windows C key and cortana came up and will shut off. It is Cortana this and Cortana that...what the heck. I went into settings and the meet me thing is off as was from another tip.

Now a second question. Example..I go to document and select a sentence and copy it to clipboard..good so far. Somewhere I heard a tip in which a person can add another sentence  into the clipboard without it over-riding the first one put in.  Any thoughts as to what that keystroke may be?

I was trying some different keystrokes and that is where the Windows C keystroke came from in begging of this message. Sorry to be so long winded.

Thanks,

Morey Worthington

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Morey,

I am very confused as to whether you're asking about how to deal with Cortana or how to use the Clipboard History feature that was introduced late in Windows 10 and that carries over to Windows 11.  Since you say you have Cortana silenced, I'll stick to the second.

You can turn on Clipboard History in Settings, System, Clipboard Pane.  You still use the standard cut/copy commands (CTRL + X, CTRL + C, respectively) to collect things on the clipboard, but you need to use WinKey + V if you want to see all of the things you have collected and to paste individual items.

I believe there have been a number of discussions on using Clipboard History as a screen reader user on the Windows Access with Screen Readers Group (Formerly: Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group)

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Morey Worthington
 

Hi Brian. You are absolutely correct, I confused myself.

First...I was trying to say that I had gone into the settings to see if the Meet me  for Cortana was shut off and it was. But now it is still  showing up all the time, meaning Cortana. I have tried turning off computer, restarting, but it is still there. Hope this clears that up. Sorry to go to another question right after that about the clipboard but I was carrying on...sorry but thanks for input.

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Bill White
 

Hi, Morey. To turn off Cortana,
1. Press the Windows key or Windows plus S for Search.
2. In the search box, type Startup.
3. Press ENTER.
4. When the search results come up, look for the search term, Startup Apps, and press ENTER on that.
5. TAB through your Startup apps, and make sure Cortana is off.

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 3:29 PM
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Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

Hi Brian. You are absolutely correct, I confused myself.

First...I was trying to say that I had gone into the settings to see if
the Meet me for Cortana was shut off and it was. But now it is still
showing up all the time, meaning Cortana. I have tried turning off
computer, restarting, but it is still there. Hope this clears that up.
Sorry to go to another question right after that about the clipboard but
I was carrying on...sorry but thanks for input.

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Morey Worthington


Morey Worthington
 

Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended, and it said the Cortana button was off. I then restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had pressed the Windows (C) key and Cortana started and from there could not get it to shut off. Will I have to restart computer  if this ever happens again, or is there a keys stroke   such as pressing the Windows (C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Morey Worthington


Bill White
 

Hi, Morey. You'll need to restart the computer, or, go through a complicated process to shut it off. It's easier to restart the computer, but I'll put the complicated procedure below, just so you'll have it.

To Terminate Cortana

1. Open Windows Settings with Windows key plus I.
2. TAB to the list of Settings categories.
3. Right Arrow to Apps, and press ENTER.
4. TAB about nine times to the list of apps.
5. Arrow down to Cortana, and press ENTER.
6. TAB to Advanced Options, and press ENTER.
7. TAB to the Terminate button, and press ENTER.

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 4:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended, and it said the Cortana
button was off. I then restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was
not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had pressed the Windows (C)
key and Cortana started and from there could not get it to shut off.
Will I have to restart computer if this ever happens again, or is there
a keys stroke such as pressing the Windows (C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Morey Worthington


Morey Worthington
 

Thanks very much again Bill. Will save this information if needed again. Your directions are very well done and easy to follow. I, and many others I am sure, sure do appreciate the time and effort you and others put forth to help.

Thanks again.

Morey

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Ann Byrne
 

the easiest way, for me, is to go to task manager, shift+ctrl+esc, arrow through the list of apps, and press alt+e on the one (cortana) that you want to close. be careful you only close the one you want, as your JAWS process and anything else you have open are in the list. when you press alt+e JAWS does not indicate that anything has happened, but when you arrow up and down through the list you have one fewer item.

At 06:35 PM 8/24/2022, you wrote:
Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended, and it said the Cortana button was off. I then restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had pressed the Windows (C) key and Cortana started and from there could not get it to shut off. Will I have to restart computer if this ever happens again, or is there a keys stroke  such as pressing the Windows (C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Gene Warner
 

Brian;

Thanks a bunch for the information about the Windows access with screen readers group, I just joined it.

Gene...

On 8/24/2022 6:17 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Morey,
I am very confused as to whether you're asking about how to deal with Cortana or how to use the Clipboard History feature that was introduced late in Windows 10 and that carries over to Windows 11.  Since you say you have Cortana silenced, I'll stick to the second.
You can turn on Clipboard History in Settings, System, Clipboard Pane. You still use the standard cut/copy commands (CTRL + X, CTRL + C, respectively) to collect things on the clipboard, but you need to use WinKey + V if you want to see all of the things you have collected and to paste individual items.
I believe there have been a number of discussions on using Clipboard History as a screen reader user on the Windows Access with Screen Readers Group (Formerly: Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group)
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Gene Warner
 

You can also use the delete key to terminate the process. Easier that Windows+E.

Gene...

On 8/24/2022 8:01 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
the easiest way, for me, is to go to task manager, shift+ctrl+esc, arrow through the list of apps, and press alt+e on the one (cortana) that you want to close.  be careful you only close the one you want, as your JAWS process and anything else you have open are in the list.  when you press alt+e JAWS does not indicate that anything has happened, but when you arrow up and down through the list you have one fewer item.
At 06:35 PM 8/24/2022, you wrote:
Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended, and it said the Cortana button was off. I then restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had pressed the Windows (C) key and Cortana started and from there could not get it to shut off. Will I have to restart computer  if this ever happens again, or is there a keys stroke   such as pressing the Windows (C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Bill White
 

Hi, Ann. I know this is a way to end a task which one wants to close, but
usually, when there is a Windows command to close an app, I prefer to use
that, so that I don't accidentally create trouble down the line. I will,
though, use Task Manager, if, for some reason, a program won't close using
the normal methods.

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 5:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

the easiest way, for me, is to go to task
manager, shift+ctrl+esc, arrow through the list
of apps, and press alt+e on the one (cortana)
that you want to close. be careful you only
close the one you want, as your JAWS process and
anything else you have open are in the
list. when you press alt+e JAWS does not
indicate that anything has happened, but when you
arrow up and down through the list you have one fewer item.

At 06:35 PM 8/24/2022, you wrote:
Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended,
and it said the Cortana button was off. I then
restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was
not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had
pressed the Windows (C) key and Cortana started
and from there could not get it to shut off.
Will I have to restart computer if this ever
happens again, or is there a keys stroke  such as pressing the Windows
(C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Gene Warner
 

Or as is the case with some apps that weren't intended to be exited, have no way to close them.

Gene...

On 8/24/2022 8:57 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Ann. I know this is a way to end a task which one wants to close, but
usually, when there is a Windows command to close an app, I prefer to use
that, so that I don't accidentally create trouble down the line. I will,
though, use Task Manager, if, for some reason, a program won't close using
the normal methods.
Bill White
billwhite92701@...
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 5:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??
the easiest way, for me, is to go to task
manager, shift+ctrl+esc, arrow through the list
of apps, and press alt+e on the one (cortana)
that you want to close. be careful you only
close the one you want, as your JAWS process and
anything else you have open are in the
list. when you press alt+e JAWS does not
indicate that anything has happened, but when you
arrow up and down through the list you have one fewer item.
At 06:35 PM 8/24/2022, you wrote:
Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended,
and it said the Cortana button was off. I then
restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was
not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had
pressed the Windows (C) key and Cortana started
and from there could not get it to shut off.
Will I have to restart computer if this ever
happens again, or is there a keys stroke  such as pressing the Windows
(C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Bill White
 

Exactly!

Bill White

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Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

Or as is the case with some apps that weren't intended to be exited,
have no way to close them.

Gene...


On 8/24/2022 8:57 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Ann. I know this is a way to end a task which one wants to close, but
usually, when there is a Windows command to close an app, I prefer to use
that, so that I don't accidentally create trouble down the line. I will,
though, use Task Manager, if, for some reason, a program won't close using
the normal methods.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 5:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

the easiest way, for me, is to go to task
manager, shift+ctrl+esc, arrow through the list
of apps, and press alt+e on the one (cortana)
that you want to close. be careful you only
close the one you want, as your JAWS process and
anything else you have open are in the
list. when you press alt+e JAWS does not
indicate that anything has happened, but when you
arrow up and down through the list you have one fewer item.

At 06:35 PM 8/24/2022, you wrote:
Hi Bill and all. Bill, did as you recommended,
and it said the Cortana button was off. I then
restarted computer, desktop, and, Cortana, was
not there now. As mentioned before by me, I had
pressed the Windows (C) key and Cortana started
and from there could not get it to shut off.
Will I have to restart computer if this ever
happens again, or is there a keys stroke  such as pressing the Windows
(C)

again to shut it off?

Thanks very much for helpful information.

Morey

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Sherri
 

One thing you can do is load task manager with shift-control-escape and then end the task and that will close the program. Hope that helps.
Sherri

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

Hi Brian. You are absolutely correct, I confused myself.

First...I was trying to say that I had gone into the settings to see if the Meet me for Cortana was shut off and it was. But now it is still showing up all the time, meaning Cortana. I have tried turning off computer, restarting, but it is still there. Hope this clears that up.
Sorry to go to another question right after that about the clipboard but I was carrying on...sorry but thanks for input.

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Morey Worthington


Ashleigh Piccinino
 

This is jaws plus windows plus C.. Jaws will say, quote a pendant to clipboard.... Quote to check what you have on your clipboard but still remain in your application press jaws plus windows plus X.....

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On August 25, 2022, at 1:15 AM, Sherri <flmom2006@...> wrote:

One thing you can do is load task manager with shift-control-escape and then end the task and that will close the program.  Hope that helps.
Sherri

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to shut off cortana??

Hi Brian. You are absolutely correct, I confused myself.

First...I was trying to say that I had gone into the settings to see if the Meet me  for Cortana was shut off and it was. But now it is still showing up all the time, meaning Cortana. I have tried turning off computer, restarting, but it is still there. Hope this clears that up.
Sorry to go to another question right after that about the clipboard but I was carrying on...sorry but thanks for input.

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Morey Worthington