Microsoft has already pushed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20206 version to improve some of the built-in functions of the system for users in the developer channel.
The main improvement this time is the emoji panel built into the system. For example, the emoji panel can now directly search for emoji and dynamic picture emoji packages, and it also integrates the clipboard history of the Windows 10 version.
Interested users are recommended to install the new version for testing in the virtual machine. In principle, we do not recommend that you use the test version directly on the production environment and the main machine.
Introducing Voice Typing
Windows voice typing is the new and improved version of Windows dictation that enables you to type effortlessly with your voice wherever there’s a text field on your PC. Sometimes, using your voice is more comfortable and efficient than typing on a keyboard – with Windows voice typing, you can relax your hands and just say what you want to write.
Improved features for voice typing include:
- A modern design – optimized for use with touch keyboards.
- Auto-punctuation that allows you to effortlessly put your thoughts down without worrying about question marks and periods (turn it on in settings).
- An updated back end for the most reliable voice typing experience ever on Windows.
Easily start voice typing any time by using the keyboard shortcut (WIN + H) or tapping the microphone button on the touch keyboard.
Improving the touch keyboard design
Some Insiders will start to see our new touch keyboard design rolling out to their PCs. The updated design includes a fresh aesthetic and many other small tweaks, including updated key sizes / layouts to optimize for typing comfort & accuracy. We have also done some work to help improve discoverability and usability of available features.
While exploring the updated design, you will notice a number of refinements, including:
- New key press animations and sounds.
- Child keys have been optimized for quicker entry – try pressing and holding keys like “e” or “-“ and see how it looks.
- For those who prefer to keep their keyboard undocked, the option now accessible via a button directly in the candidate bar, and you can easily move the keyboard around using the gripper region at the top of the keyboard.
- All entries in the settings menu now have labels for improved clarity of available options.
- We are bringing emoji search to the touch keyboard, so you no longer need to hunt through the different categories to find the one you are looking for. More so, you can also now search for animated GIFs. All accessible from our new expressive input button in the candidate bar. (For more – see our section above on evolving the emoji panel.)
- A new entry point into voice typing has been added to the left of the space bar in supported languages.