Microsoft recently released a new Windows 10 19H1 update to Windows Insiders and with it came a new feature which was not listed in the official changelog.
Earlier today we reported that Microsoft might be testing a new way to allow multiple users to take advantage of Cortana. While the feature seems to be rolling out to just people who own a Cortana powered speaker, there’s another small addition which might have gone unnoticed. With the new update, users can now separate Cortana and Search icons on the Taskbar. It’s not clear if the feature is rolling out to all the users or if it’s another A/B test but in theory, it will allow users to use Search option separately. Right now, users need to use Cortana to search for files, documents or even those cat gifs but it might change soon. We weren’t able to get the split to work on our test PCs but it seems that Windows Insiders are now seeing two different options- one to use Cortana and the other to search files, documents, images, etc.
The feature will come to the public with next official Windows 10 release which is scheduled to roll out sometime in Spring of 2019.