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  1. dictate Word Documents

    Have Cortana create a Microsoft Word document. The commands would say something like this, "Hey Cortana, create a Word Document" She would reply, "okay, opening Word. What kind of document do you want to create?" I would say, "a memorandum" She would say "To who?, Regard what?" I would answer. Then she would say, " what would you like your memorandum to say?" Then I would dictate the complete paragraphs and within the memorandum. When she is done, we tell Cortana, "email this to the following" and she would open Outlook or Mail and then input the names in the…

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  2. Remove political bias in the choice of news headlines

    The source of news items in the UK appears to be exclusive the Daily Telegraph newspaper - possibly the most pro-Conservative, pro-government newspaper in Britain. Regardless of what's happening in the world, the daily headline that appears on my Cortana live tile is invariably yet another article criticizing the opposition party. I find constantly being subjected to right wing propaganda via my phone extremely irritating. Can we allow a choice of news sources or at least remove what seems like right wing political bias?

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  3. REcognize commands to restore, minimize, and maximize applications

    Please consider adding the option to restore, minimize, or maximize a running application. For example if I have Outlook running and say "open outlook 2013," it opens a new session. Being able to say "restore outlook 2013," (or another app) for that matter would be beneficial.

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  4. Cortana needs to be secure and trusted -

    Cortana needs to be more secure and trusted -
    To get into more details, I have one question for all the audience-
    How many of us are really tell passwords to your wife/mom/dad and to a friend? I believe, not more than 0.5 %.
    Honestly, being a user; I do not like to enter my passwords specifically when I am surrounded by other people (or in front of any virtual users/robot/third party/in unsecured environment)
    I red many ideas/post/requirements where-in folks wanted the Cotana to be self-aware, a smart learner, your fav. Pal but at the same time it will be…

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  5. "hey cortana, turn off the screen" - for those without screen timeout

    My screen timeout is set after a long time (or never). When you talk to cortana the screen turns on. There should be a way to turn off the screen without touching the phone.

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  8. Cortana should use "bluetooth" volume, not "Media + Apps" Volume

    When connected to my cars stereo, my phone (HTC One M8 for Windows) uses the "Bluetooth" volume. However, when Cortana speaks via Bluetooth it uses the "Media + Apps" volume. This is frustrating since my media and app volume setting is usually really low since my phone has loud speakers. Also, since it is speaking through Bluetooth, one would assume it should use that volume setting as it is in a different environment.

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  9. Change Cortana response volume based on the volume of my request

    Cortana should change how loudly she responds to my based on how loudly I asked her the request. If I whisper, she respond quietly. if I talk normally, she uses a normal volume.

    This would allow the user to set appointments, alarms, etc on the go disquietly without drawing undue attention when Cortana then yells here "Ok" response.

    Any personal assistant would need to learn how to not disrupt.

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  10. Cortana

    Cortana is not available on my phone after update on Insider Fast.
    When are you.bringing it back?

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  11. Cortana Left 4 Dead references.

    The Cortana voice actress played Zoey in Left 4 Dead.

    Would be amazing if some Left 4 Dead references were in there.

    e.g.

    Example One:
    Q1: Cortana, How is Bill?
    A: Bill died saving our lives...I do miss him.

    Q2: Cortana, which type of infected do you hate the most?
    A: Tanks, of course.

    Q3: Cortana, are you in Left 4 Dead?
    A: Because there are so many universes, people are bound to have the same voice as me, but yes....I am in that game....

    And any more references like that would be amazing and humorous.

    Thank you!

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  12. Free Cortana from phones and pc's. Cortana should have an Amazon Echo type device.

    I think everyone is familiar with the Amazon Echo. Alexa's problem is that she isn't connected to my life the way Cortana is. I would like to have the always on dedicated device to access Cortana.

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  13. Do accents.

    For example, if I ask her to say a phrase such as "hello" a Scottish accent, a Scottish female voice should appear saying that phrase

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  14. Pour knowledge of the upcoming Canadian Election into Cortana

    This could be as simple as 'who are the federal party representatives in my riding?' to more complex questions around the outcome of the election, but having even the simple questions covered would certainly make Cortana appealing to Canadians.

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  15. understand and manage pc offline

    offline mode of cortana

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  16. Change her tone on context base

    Recently I used the Cortana (Italy) new feature "sing a song", I was very impressed by the intonation. I don't know if there is a wave for each song or the speech synthesizer that is very advanced (I remember my first speech synthesizer on my Amiga 500, it was very poor). If we have an advanced synthesizer, why we don't use it to make the voice different on the base of situation and context?
    I try to explain better... Each human has a different timbre but this is not the unique characteristics that distinguish the human voice when they speaks,…

    12 votes
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  17. Give us the ability to assign a specific microphone to Cortana

    I have an online DJing business where I make my money from and my headset with built in microphone are both hooked up to default device and default communications device. I want to use the microphone in my webcam to talk to cortana instead of having to rely on using the microphone hooked up to my headset when I'm not wearing it. And it's completely tedious having to switch default communications device back and forth between my headset microphone and my webcam microphone whenever I want to talk to Cortana. Maybe, in the Cortana settings menu, you could have an…

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  18. Change wake up phrase

    You should be able to select from a list of wake up phrases to make it so if you say hey cortana your phone, xbox, computer and surface dont all listen

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  19. interact on her own with user. ask questions about the user

    Ask questions about the user. Initiates usage. Helps me with my tasks when they are redundant as if I'm lost or discombobulated. Learns when searches are not going in users favor.u

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  20. become more of an entity within Windows Phones and computers

    For example, it would be nice to be able to set Cortana as our lockscreen (Windows Phone) that would have her pulsating icon along with offering other user selected information. Additionally, Cortana would ask for the password (if one is set) and greet you by name when the device is unlocked as well as present you with information to catch the user up to date.

    Cortana would also be more involved with other tasks on the devices that would make her more like an assistant - such as taking calls when the user is unable, or sending messages/emails at a…

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