Can’t Change Default Search Engine with Cortana

ChrometataI noticed this morning I couldn’t change the default search engine for Cortana. She loads Bing by default and I rather have Google or DuckDuckGo. I searched the internet for possible fixes and I came across a work around.

If you use the Chrome browser, you can download an extension called Chrometana. After installing the extension, Chrometana will ask you to select your default browser: Google, DuckDuckGo or Yahoo. Obviously, you don’t want Bing as your default because then you wouldn’t need this extension.

Now when I type in a search, Cortana loads Bing and Chrome quickly forwards the request to my search engine of choice. Based on my searches, it seems Microsoft has no plans to allow a change in the default browser, so I will take this workaround for now.

TeamViewer Trial Period Has Expired Fix

TeamViewerI’ve been using TeamViewer for a couple of years to remotely log into my computers. I started using TeamViewer exclusively after LogMeIn ended their free version of the service. TeamViewer is free as long as it is for personal use.

Recently, I accidently did not select personal use when installing it on my Surface Pro 3. At the end of the trial, I tried to uninstall and reinstall for personal use. This didn’t work.

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