Microsoft improves the Windows 10 touchpad experience in latest build

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

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.

“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.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading