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Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards

Microsoft’s newest keyboards now embody devoted Office and emoji keys. The software program large was beforehand experimenting with an Office key on keyboards earlier this 12 months, and now the corporate is launching a brand new Ergonomic and slim Bluetooth Keyboard that embody the devoted button. The Office key replaces the right-hand Windows key, and it’s used to launch the Office for Windows 10 app that acts as a hub for Microsoft’s productiveness suite. You can even use the Office key as a shortcut to launch Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and extra. Office key + W opens Word for instance, whereas Office key + X opens Excel.

Alongside the Office key, there’s additionally a brand new emoji key on these new keyboards. It will launch the emoji picker inside Windows 10, however you received’t be capable of assign it to a selected emoji and even create shortcuts, sadly. An emoji key on a brand new Microsoft keyboard actually appears uncommon, however the firm is actually concentrating on this new {hardware} at companies the place Office is prevalent and emoji use is more and more on the rise.

Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards

Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards

Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards

While Microsoft is pushing these new Office and emoji keys, it’s not clear whether or not different third-party keyboards will ever undertake them. Most keyboards ship with the devoted Windows key, and Microsoft has a licensing settlement in place for using the Windows key to make sure the looks is identical all over the place. Microsoft has not but revealed an analogous licensing program for its new Office key.

Microsoft quietly launched these new keyboards on the firm’s Surface {hardware} occasion final week, however they’ll be stocked in shops on October 15th. The Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard shall be priced at $59.99, and features a cloth palm relaxation and is wired to a PC by way of a USB port. Microsoft’s smaller Bluetooth Keyboard is priced at $49.99, and it has Bluetooth 5.zero help with as much as three years of battery life.

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