The new experience, which is not enabled by default, pops up when clicking the Cortana button in the Taskbar and replaces the old experience, which clearly indicates that Microsoft wants to improve search when using a keyboard. Other than the new floating interface, the functionalities are still the same as before. When you invoke Cortana, the experience appears, and typing a search query will display the same results like when using the Start menu/Cortana on Windows 10. The new search box can also be launched using the Windows key + S keyboard shortcut, and everything looks similar to Apple’s Spotlight on macOS. Microsoft seems to be in the early stages of testing, as such it could take some time until the company officially makes it available to testers, or discard the feature completely. If you’re a participant of the Windows Insider Program running build 17040, you can use these steps to try the search experience. What do you think about the new search experience? Tell us in the comments. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.