Microsoft improves the Windows 10 touchpad experience in latest build

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Microsoft is starting to improve the touchpad experience in Windows 10 with build 14946. Now, with the new build out, we see the fruits of the company’s labor.

This time, Microsoft is introducing a new key combo recorder which allows users to choose their favorite key combination and define it. If you want to access the key picker, go to the Settings app > Touchpad, and open the Advanced gestures page.

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“To start with, we’ve hooked up our keyboard shortcut picker, so now if you choose that option on the Advanced gestures page, you’ll be presented a recorder so you can capture your favorite key combo –  perhaps WIN + Alt + D or WIN + F to start with? “

In addition to the new key combo recorder, Microsoft also added the ability to change audio simply by using swipe gestures. You can pick your own gesture combination to change sound from the Gestures page in Windows 10’s Settings app.

“We’ve added a Change audio and volume option to the set of basic swipe gestures you can pick from.”

And finally, the new build changes the way the restart button works and fixes a few known issues with it.

“Finally, we’ve updated the reset button to now has a progress circle and display a check mark when it is finished. We’ve also heard your feedback from the last flight, and fixed a few issues including that the reset button wasn’t clearing the settings listed on the advanced gestures page, that the 4-fingure gesture graphic was visible on devices that only supported 3-contact points, and that some of the advanced gestures options weren’t working as expected.”

What do you think about the improved touchpad experience in this and the previous build for Windows 10 Preview? Tell us in the comments.

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