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    Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    Will it be the PC systems maker to do this?
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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    Presumably its just a Ctrl + Esc + C shortcut key then? (Seeing as though Ctrl + Esc is all the windows key is)
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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    What was wrong with voice activation? I've just gotten used "OK Google" and am about to start conditioning myself into "Hey Cortana".....If I am about to speak to a voice parser, it may as well be voice activated.

    Not just that but there is a winkey shortcut and a mouse click to start it.....seems terribly gimmicky and wasting space on laptop keyboards, something that I find is already low on real-estate.

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    Presumably its just a Ctrl + Esc + C shortcut key then? (Seeing as though Ctrl + Esc is all the windows key is)
    It's just Winkey + C
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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Presumably its just a Ctrl + Esc + C shortcut key then? (Seeing as though Ctrl + Esc is all the windows key is)
    Ctrl + Esc opens the start menu when you press Esc, not when you release, like with a dedicated windows key. No Windows key shortcuts work with ctrl esc, which is a shame given my keyboard doesn't have a windows key...

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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    Quote Originally Posted by CustardInc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Presumably its just a Ctrl + Esc + C shortcut key then? (Seeing as though Ctrl + Esc is all the windows key is)
    Ctrl + Esc opens the start menu when you press Esc, not when you release, like with a dedicated windows key. No Windows key shortcuts work with ctrl esc, which is a shame given my keyboard doesn't have a windows key...
    Use a simple program like AHK to rebind a key or key combination to be a windows key?

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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    What was wrong with voice activation? I've just gotten used "OK Google" and am about to start conditioning myself into "Hey Cortana"
    Background noise I'd guess. The problem is that the wake up voice system, is different to the one used to process your query, almost never as good, in most devices it's this little Broadcom chip doing the work in a very low power manner (else battery life!).
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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    So Toshiba has announced these Windows 10 laptops now. But I am a bit disappointed with the understated magnifying glass so-called-Cortana-key

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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    ... But I am a bit disappointed with the understated magnifying glass so-called-Cortana-key
    You know, when i first read this article it crossed my mind that f1 is already bound to help, and the might have just re-purposed that to "Cortana". Really wish I'd made a comment back then...

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    Re: Toshiba Windows 10 PCs to sport a dedicated Cortana key

    I was expecting it to be the £ symbol TBH.

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