Welcome to the newest way to surf the web. Check out the new Project Spartan tile on the Start menu and taskbar. Or, just enter “Project Spartan” in the search box.
Search faster in the address bar
No need to go to a website to search for pictures of adorable penguins. Stay put and save time by entering your search in the handy address bar. You’ll get search suggestions, results from the web, your browsing history, and favorites right on the spot.
Hub: all your stuff in one place
Think of the Hub as the place where Project Spartan keeps the things you collect on the web. Select Hub to view your favorites, reading list, browsing history, and current downloads.
Write on the web
Project Spartan is the only browser that lets you take notes, write, doodle, and highlight directly on webpages. Add a few secret ingredients to a recipe right on the screen to share with your fellow amateur chefs, collaborate on a new project with your coworkers, or have fun with your kids—the web is your palette. Make a Web Note to start adding to the page you’re on.
Use the Pen to write with your touchscreen or mouse, Highlight , or Type a note.
Take your reading with you
Reading list gives you a place to save articles or other content you want to read later, whether for your commute home on the train or a lazy Saturday morning. Just select , Reading list, and then Add. When you’re ready to read, go to the Hub , and select Reading list .
Read with fewer distractions
For a clean and simple layout, select in the address bar to turn on reading view. This’ll bring whatever you’re reading front-and-center. You can even change the reading view style and font size to suit your mood—select , followed by Settings.
Dynamic duo: Cortana and Project Spartan
Like cats and videos, some things are just better together. Only Project Spartan has your chatty personal assistant, Cortana, right in the address bar. She’s there to help you do things faster and easier—like make reservations and get at-a-glance directions to the perfect dinner spot.
Get answers from Cortana
When you stumble across a topic on the web you’d like to know more about, Cortana is your ready and able, all-knowing guru. Highlight the word or phrase of interest, press and hold (or right-click) it, and then Ask Cortana —she’ll tell you all about it.