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Windows 10 New Keyboard Options Available After Cumulative Update 3

On 14th August 2015, Microsoft has released its 3rd Cumulative Update for the latest operating system Windows 10 in just two weeks. We are still digging out after installing the latest update and finding the various sorts of new things. With some of bug fixes, the international company Microsoft is steadily building various new features and the customization options into the latest operating system version.

After installing the latest update and I recommend that you do, you may have noticed the brand new icon show up out of the thin air in Windows 10 System Tray. A completely new ‘keyboard’ icon is now displayed on the screen.

It is obvious, this new icon is made to offer the onscreen keyboarding options for those users with touch screens, but there are also a whole slew of the customization options behind it that includes adding the new keyboard layout which I talked about yesterday.

Learn how to Improve Windows 10’s Onscreen Keyboard for the Desktop Apps

Few new settings can be found by going through All Settings > Devices > Typing and includes the new options for…

  • Add a space after I choose a test suggestion
  • Show text suggestions as I type
  • Play key sounds as I type
  • Capitalize the first letter of each sentence
  • Use all uppercase letters when I double-tap Shift
  • Add the standard keyboard layout as a touch keyboard option
  • Add a period after I double-tap the Spacebar
  • Automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there’s no keyboard attached to your device

We will be digging further into the settings in the additional Supersite, but if you want to give you an alert to their existence, you can start playing by your own.

NEC ARmKepad Will Really Surprise you

Feeling bored with typing on a physical keyboard? Well, what about waving yours fingers on a virtual display? Yes, it is possible with ARmKeypad, NEC’s augmented reality device.

NEC Corporation, Japanese Multinational Tech Company has something new to introduce. It was on the last week, they announced a new interface that shows on a person’s forearm. This allows the projection of a virtual keyboard which allows typing on it. They have given a name ARmKeypad for this interface. In the point of view of Wall Street Journal, it is actually based on a smart watch and some special glasses. These glasses are for viewing the keypad while smart watch detects timings of each and every keystroke.

This invention is really going to influence various workforces. Managing a warehouse for example. You’ll be able to track inventory without going for a clumsy device using this device. Augmented reality has given rise to several high-tech devices in these days. Who knows this ARmKeypad will change standards?

NEC is confident about ARmKeypad’s advantage over wearables which are operated through voice commands. It is because an ArmKeypad can be used in very loud and noisy environments where other wearables can’t. The system keypad system can detect whether you tapped your left hand or the right hand. It can also can note down the strength of tapping vibration and tapping location easily.

Let me give more clarity on various sectors where this device can be used. Mainly, people working under engineering projects will be the main beneficiaries of this product. While using heavy machineries, they may need to perform measurements and inspections easily. Here comes the importance of ARmKeypad. Logistics or Warehouse managers would not have to look for a different product in these kinds of situations. Same for medical staff.

Well, some predications can also made based on this. Whenever you driving a car or motor cycle, did it seem annoyed to look at dashboard console to see various meters and even GPS? Just assume, whether this ARmKeypad was available for you in such a situation. The acceleration sensors on ARmKeypad effectively determines the arm area that can tapped by a user and it translate to different commands in terms of Bluetooth link.

Anyhow, the commercial version of this product hasn’t released so far. It is expected to release within one or two years.