Microsoft is planning to bring its SwiftKey keyboard to Windows 10 later this year.
The software giant has started testing SwiftKey in its public beta program for Windows 10 testers. The keyboard includes autocorrections and predictions just like on iOS and Android, and it will power the touch keyboard when Windows 10 devices are used in tablet mode.
The latest Windows 10 preview, codenamed Redstone 5, includes access to SwiftKey in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, and Russian. Microsoft acquired SwiftKey back in 2016, and issues 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 adjust the volume of games.
Microsoft is also tweaking the ability to make text in Windows apps a lot bigger. A new settings slider will adjust text size across Windows, desktop apps, and Universal Windows Apps. If you’re a fan of the narrator option in Windows 10, Microsoft is also improving this with a number of changes designed to make it more useful.
Finally, Microsoft Edge is following Google’s Chrome lead by allowing users to block autoplay videos. 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.
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