Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 17692): SwiftKey Keyboard, Improvements, Modifications

April 3, 2022 0 Comments

The latest Windows 10 preview, Redstone 5 codename, gives access to SwiftKey in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Microsoft has also fixed a number of common issues for PCs.

Microsoft has released its Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17692 (RS5) on Windows Insiders, and the most notable feature to come with the OS is the “SwiftKey keyboard”. Microsoft acquired SwiftKey in 2016, saying the technology aligned with its vision for a more personalized computing experience. The company also announced improvements to WebDriver, games and search.

By bringing SwiftKey Intelligence to Windows, the company aims to provide users with more accurate auto-correction and prediction by learning their writing style, including words, phrases and emojis. It is already available for Android and iOS, and SwiftKey will now enrich the typing experience in Windows when using touch keyboards using English (US), English (UK), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain). ), Portuguese (Brazil), or Russian.

Starting with this build, using Microsoft WebDriver will make automated testing on Microsoft Edge easier. This has made WebDriver a Windows feature on demand which means users no longer have to manually match build / branch / flavor when installing WebDriver. WebDriver binary will be updated automatically when a user installs a new Windows 10 update.

Under the Ease of Access section, the company has announced that users can easily increase the text size in Start Menu, File Explorer, Settings, etc., without changing the overall scaling of the system.

As far as improvements to the narrator are concerned, the narrator now comes up with a new keyboard layout that is designed to be more familiar to screen reader users. When brought to the foreground it will now automatically read the contents of a dialog box.

Narrators allow users to search text using the new Find feature, presenting a list of links, titles or landmarks in the application or content, among others.

Microsoft RS5 will bring more functionality to the game bar. Users will now be able to see the game’s framerate (FPS), CPU usage, GPU VRAM usage, and system RAM usage, to change the default audio output device and mute or adjust the volume of running games and apps.

With Search Improvement, it will be easier and faster to find software downloads and official download pages for Windows software.

Redmond-based giant Windows does a lot of work on mixed reality files, and with this build you can stream audio to both headset and PC speakers at the same time. The company has also fixed issues with audio glitches, eye control, and crashing settings in the system while trying to open data usage settings on the last few flights.

Not only has Microsoft introduced improvements and bug fixes, the company has also issued a reminder of the upcoming bug bash. The next bug bash will be from June 22 to July 1 and it will be a bug bash webcast on the mixer channel on June 27.

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