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9 Methods To Resolve Cortana Keeps Popping up Issues

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Undoubtedly, Cortana is one of the coolest features introduced by Microsoft in Windows 10. But if it starts showing up too often then this can become irritating as you need to constantly switch it off and this may consume too much of your time.

Therefore, in this article, we will be trying to fix Cortana keeps popping up issues with the help of few easy steps.

Cortana keeps popping up: Possible Fixes

These are the following methods by which you can easily fix Cortana keeps popping up issues:-

1. Fix Cortana popping up by minimizing the touchpad sensitivity

High touchpad sensitivity is notorious for causing unexpected problems and launching Cortana is one of them. Most of us don’t even consider it when looking for answers to the unexpected touch issues.

In this method, we are going to disable the trackpad instigating gestures. To do that you need to be obedient to the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch Settings by either searching it out from the start menu or right-click on the start menu and select Settings from the appeared list.

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Step 2: Now from the appeared settings window you need to select Devices.

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Step 3: This will redirect you to a window, there you need to select Touchpad from the left side of the screen and in the change the touchpad sensitivity to low, by clicking on the touchpad sensitivity and selecting it from the list.

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Hopefully, this will solve your problem.

2. Fix Cortana keeps popping up by turning the voice command off

Cortana Voice command helps the users to launch a task or search something with their voice itself but sometimes, your microphone is not so good or the application is having some problem reading your voice this causes your Cortana to pup-up abruptly.

Therefore, the best solution for this problem would be to turn the “Hey Cortana!” off. To do that you need to follow the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch Settings by either searching it out from the start menu or right-click on the start menu and select Settings from the appeared list.

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Step 2: Now from the appeared settings window you need to select Cortana.

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Step 3: On the appeared window you need to disable Let Cortana respond to “Hey Cortana” with the help of toggle by making sure that you are on Talk to Cortana tab.

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This will remove the voice command and hopefully, your Cortana will not pop-up now. 

You can enable the voice command with the same steps.

3. Fix Cortana popping up by turning the Cortana Tips(tidbit) off

Cortana Tips(tidbit) was introduced in Windows 10 so that the Cortana can automatically pop-up and show you different thoughts and quotes.

This may sound cool to someone of you but it is definitely not a necessary tool to have and is one of the most prominent reasons why Cortana is poping-up on your laptop.

Therefore, to turn the Cortana Tips(tidbit)s you need to follow the following steps:-

Step 1: Click on the Cortana icon from your taskbar to launch it.

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Step 2: Now, you need to click on the Notebook icon, then go to the Manage Skill tab, and then scroll down to click on the Cortana Tips placed under help.

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Step 3: Finally, from the appeared Cortana Tips panel you need to disable Notify me about special features by switching off the toggle.

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Hopefully, this will solve your problem.

4. Fix Cortana keeps popping up by disabling Cortana on the lock screen

There are many users who argued on the fact that disabling Cortana on the lock screen can fix the issue of Cortana popping up. To do this you need to follow the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch Settings by either searching it out from the start menu or right-click on the start menu and select Settings from the appeared list.

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Step 2: Now from the appeared settings window you need to select Cortana.

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Step 3: On the appeared window you need to disable the Lock screen with the help of the toggle by making sure that you are on the Talk to Cortana tab.

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Hopefully, this will solve your problem.

5. Fix Cortana by fixing your keys

There are some users who claimed that their Cortona keeps popping up because of a key getting stuck.

This can be any key but for the most part, your F5 key which is that key causing this problem. Sometimes, the two shortcuts keys often used to launch Cortana, Ctrl & C, might get stuck.

Therefore, you should check the keyboard and if you think found that you have a malfunctioned keyboard, then you should either get a new one or consult an expert.

Even though, this is not a common cause but still better safe than sorry.

6. Fix Cortana keeps Poping up by getting a USB mouse and disable the touchpad

Earlier in this article, we have discussed how the touchpad’s sensitivity reduction can fix your Cortana popping up the problem. In this section, I will go one step further and ask you to disable the touchpad and get a USB mouse.

There are many wireless and wired mouse out there in the market, just binge on the internet and hopefully, you will stumble upon a good mouse.

Now, after you get your hands on a good USB mouse it’s the time to disable your touchpad. 

We are not going to completely disable the touchpad, instead, we will make your touchpad work only when you have not connected your USB mouse.

To disable the touchpad in Windows 10, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Control Panel by either searching it out from the start menu or from RUN(Win + R), type “Control” and hit enter.

Step 2: Click on the Hardware and Sounds button from the appeared screen.

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Step 3: From the device center option, click on Mouse.

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Step 4: This will redirect you to the mouse properties, there you need to go to the touchpad settings(Depend on the manufacturer). Tick the Disable when external USB pointing device plugged in.

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This will disable your touchpad and will save you from the accidental touches, which will eventually fix the Cortana keeps popping up the problem.

7. Fix Cortana by enabling the battery saver

This method might surprise you as the battery saver usually stops us from doing a certain task. Yes, it does and this time we are going to use it to our advantage.

The moment you enable the battery saver your Cortana’s voice command feature will get disabled. Even though it is not a permanent solution but it can be used if you are working on a project and don’t want any interruptions.

There are two ways by which one can enable the battery saver. One is easies and the other is a little lengthy. 

In the first case, you need to click on the battery icon on your taskbar

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Then use the slider to enable the battery saver.

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If you don’t have a slider or a button to switch to the Battery Saver mode then you need to follow the prescribed step to enable the Battery saver:-

Step 1: Launch Settings by either searching it out from the start menu or right-click on the start menu and select Settings from the appeared list.

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Step 2: Now from the appeared settings window you need to select System.

Step 3: On the appeared window you need to go the Battery tab from the left side of your screen and tick Battery Saver until next charge.

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Note: this method will only work if you are un-plugged, therefore, if you are in a hurry then you need to unplug your laptop and then proceed with the steps mentioned above.

8. Fix Cortana keeps Poping up by disabling Cortana

Yes, Cortana is a very cool and useful inclusion in the Microsoft Windows, but it’s the time to face the reality, no one is dependent on Cortana. Therefore, if any of the prior techniques don’t work then you should try to disable Cortana.

Since Cortona is not a third party application, you can’t directly enable or disable it. But I got your back as in this section we are going to discuss a method by which you can disable Cortana.

To do that you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch Registry Editor by either searching it out from the start menu or by RUN(Win + R), type “regedit” and hit enter.

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Step 2: Now, you can need to reach Windows Search by either expanding the entity in the following order or just copy and paste it.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search

Step 3: From the appeared window, you need to right-click on the Window Search option and then from the appeared go to New> DWORD(32-bit) Value.

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Step 4: This will create a new entity, name it to AllowCortana.

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Step 5: Now, you need to double click on newly created AllowCortana and set its value to 0.

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Finally, you need to restart your computer and hopefully, your problem will be eliminated.

Wrap-up:-

Even though Cortana is cool but Microsoft needs to put a little more effort to make it as fluent as the Android’s Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri. Now, let’s just quickly see the above-discussed methods.

To fix Cortana by lowering the touchpad sensitivity: Setting> Device> Touchpad and now change the touchpad sensitivity to low.

To fix Cortana by turning the voice command off: Setting> Cortana disable Let Cortana respond to “Hey Cortana”.

To fix Cortana by turning the “Cortana tips” off: Cortana> Notebook> Manage Skill> Cortana Tips and use the toggle to switch it off.

To fix Cortana by disabling the Cortana on the lockscreen: Setting> Cortana and disable Lock screen with the help of the toggle.

One of the rarest things that can make Cortana pop is a malfunctioned keyboard, therefore, if you have one then get a new one.

To fix Cortana get a USB mouse and disable the Touchpad: Control Panel>  Hardware and Sounds> device center> Mouse and tick the disable when external USB pointing device plugged in.

To fix Cortana by enabling the battery saver: Either click on the battery icon and use the enable the battery saver or Settings> System> Battery and finally tick Battery Saver until next charge.

To fix Cortana by disabling it:  Regedit> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search > (right-click)New > DWORD (32-bit) value >Name:AllowCortana > Set Value:0> OK.

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