This popped up at work, so I had to.

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    The second one speaks right out of my soul. Thank you.
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    @nitwhiz no problem 🤣
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    I have never typed calc before since I use the dedicated calculator button on my keyboard. I suppose you can't type calc like you can regedit since calc was converted to a uwp.
  • 2
    I use cortana internet results for spell check hehe.
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    1) did you enable cirtana voice assistant? Because its disabled by default. The process cortana.exe it's also the file search and indexer
    2) strange i always tipe calc and enter... I'll check again
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    1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
    2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search.
    3. Locate Allow Cortana and double-click on it to open the relevant policy.
    4. Select Disabled.
    5. Click Apply and OK to turn off Cortana.
    6. Log off and back on.

    I deal with Group policy a lot for my job and we disabled this company wide after complaints for web results showing up when looking for local things.
  • 0
    @PhilWerman That should persist through any updates and cause less issues than registry hacks.
  • 4
    win + r "calc" opens calculator.
  • 0
    i have spigot, i dont need a software that cant calculate.
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    I don't believe for a second that disabling creepy cortana stops it.
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    @segfault0xff You can check for yourself that the executable isn't running. And for me it actually lowered my CPU usage by about 5% on my work machine, so it obviously stops something from running at least.
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    @PhilWerman Also if you want to stop the ads from being added to the start menu through updates:

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Turn off Microsoft Consumer Experiences

    Set to enable.
  • 0
    also, uwp sucks a lot
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    @vhoyer oh yes, an app that scale and adapt to different devices, input device, display size, resolution, cpu architecture, run in a sandbox, has a clean install/uninstall/updatr, doesn't use registry, cannot change system settings, cannot install 3rd party apps, doesn't contains virus.... Really sucks /s
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    @dontbeevil yeah, it real sucks when you want to see a photo, and the app takes one minute to open. same with calculator. if your experience with it is different, sorry, but it really sucks for me.

    Now I'm not sure if the fault is really on uwp or the people who programmed those apps, but fuck whoever is responsible.
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    @vhoyer i see... didn't have such problems
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    If you open the windows 10 calculator and type something with brackets like


    and you get 20,0833333333

    which is the value of the second bracket only


    but then if you press = it shows the corrent value of 0,57427385

    And I got really confused because I didn't know and I thought Microsoft was too stupid to make a calculator...
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    I use cmder as a Shell on windows and I just have calc as an alias for the calculator - you could also hit windows+r and just feed it whatever exe you want from your sys dir
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    @Conrad @fml89 i use spigot. it is small an exact(it would calculate pi to eternety)
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    It annoyes me too that the search defaults to a online web search when nothinh has been found (which happens too often and is also annoying). Why? If I wanted to do a web search, i would do that in a browser. This is a use case that most certainly does not exist. Yet MS does not care.
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    @Lensflare wgat happens when you do the same on nac os, linux and chrome os?
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    @dontbeevil my expirience on buster mate:
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    @dontbeevil On Mac, it stops with "no results". I don't know about the other OS.
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