Microsoft is planning to add Swiftkey keyboard to Windows 10 later this year, and also bringing it for testers to try out today. The software giant has started testing Swiftkey in its public beta program for Windows 10 testers.
Because typing on glass isn’t for everyone, Microsoft is implementing its own Swiftkey – the first keyword to offer intelligent, predictive swipe-typing on Android and iOS phones. Now it has announced that it will become the default keyboard for touchscreen-equipped Windows 10 computers as well.
The keyboard includes autocorrections and predictions just like on the mobile version, and it will power the touch keyboard when Windows 10 devices are used in tablet mode. The latest Windows 10 preview, nicknamed Redstone 5, includes access to SwiftKey in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, and Russian, according to Microsoft’s blog post.
As SwiftKey acquired by Microsoft back in 2016, has issued its first major update to the iOS and Android versions earlier this year. Alongside SwiftKey, Microsoft is also testing out new changes to its Windows 10 Game Bar. A new option lets you see a game’s framerate, CPU usage, GPU VRAM usage, and system RAM usage. You can also adjust audio output devices from the Game Bar, or customize the volume of games and make other modifications.
If the rumors of this sort to be believed, Microsoft is reportedly planning to ship several new Surface tablets this year, including a new low-cost Surface slate and the dual-screen “Andromeda.” Dual screens were a theme among laptop manufacturers at Computex last week, too.
If you’re daring, you can actually try the new SwiftKey-powered keyboard on Windows 10 right now – the news came as part of the announcement of a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. The new build also comes with another intriguing feature – the ability to block autoplay video in the Microsoft Edge web browser.
Microsoft is also said to tweaking the ability to make the text in Windows apps a lot bigger. A new settings slider will adjust text size across Windows, desktop apps, and Universal Windows Apps. The Redmond-based company is also improving narrator option in Windows 10 with a number of changes designed to make it more useful.
Finally, a new “allow sites to automatically play media,” option is now available, and Microsoft is taking feedback on how best to implement this in Windows 10.