The touch keyboard is playing a big role in Microsoft’s long-term Windows strategy, especially because the company is pushing for additional form factors that include touch support.
With Microsoft itself betting big on 2-in-1 devices, the touch keyboard enables users to have interaction using their computers without resorting to a physical keyboard. And that’s why Microsoft must make sure the touch keyboard is working exactly as anticipated, while also providing users using the customization options they need.
The fact is, the organization is already working on a number of new tweaking options for the laptop keyboard, and they’re available in the latest preview build of Windows 10.
As per Albacore, these customization options aren’t enabled for the moment, so you have to do everything on your own. Once activated, the touch keyboard section within the Settings app is getting a handful of new options, including keyboard size, a background image, background opacity, and even key colors. Users can select from a selection of key colors or just configure a custom color.
No word on the release date
While these new choices are already obtainable in the latest preview builds, though they’re not activated by default, Microsoft has always been completely tight-lipped as to once they may go live for users out there.
Microsoft has two feature updates within the queue for 2021, with the next someone to go live when April or May. However, this next release would be just a small pack of improvements, with the focus to become totally on underneath the hood improvements and fewer on additional features.
The fall update, however, could be more massive and include several other new features, so time will inform when Microsoft wants to release these touch improvements for everyone.