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New Touch Keyboard in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, also known by its code name "Redstone 3", is the next major update to Windows 10. It is in active development as of this writing. It comes with an updated touch keyboard app.

A few days ago, Microsoft accidentally released an internal build to Insiders. Users who were able to get Windows 10 build 16212 found a new touch keyboard app, which is not yet fully functional.

Windows 10 already includes a touch keyboard for computers and tablets with a touch screen. When you touch any text field on your tablet, the touch keyboard appears on the screen. By default, it appears with a limited set of keys and lacks Function keys, Alt, Tab and Esc keys. The user can enable those missing keys in the touch keyboard and make it appear when not in tablet mode and when no physical keyboard is attached. By default, the Touch Keyboard appears on top of the taskbar hiding it. You can change this behavior and make the taskbar remain visible when the virtual touch keyboard appears on the screen. It looks like for some reason, Microsoft is not happy with the current touch keyboard and is preparing a replacement for the app.

Here is how the new keyboard app looks:

Yet another interesting finding is a new CapturePicker app. Again, it doesn't work yet.

It is not known yet what features these new apps will have.

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