New Touch Features in Windows 10 Build 9860
Just a few days ago Microsoft has released a new Build version of Windows 10, Build 9860, which can bee installed directly from the settings app like regular Windows Updates. With this new Build came some nice new features including the notification center. Now these features have been mostly for desktop users as you can see here in detail. However, according to Neowin with this new Build there came also two new touch features which are a nice addition if you are using Windows 10 on a Tablet like the Surface Pro 3 for example.
The first new feature for users with a touch device is that if you now tab a text box in desktop mode the keyboard will automatically pop up and you will not have to tap the keyboard symbol in the task bar. This is a nice addition and makes everyday life a lot easier if you are working on a touch device but have not got a keyboard around you.
The second one is about the title bar which Microsoft has introduced with Windows 8.1 for Modern UI apps and the task bar. Both can be accessed by just swiping up or down. So if you are in an app und you are using the app in full screen mode you just have to swipe down from the top of the screen to access the title bar which gives you, among other things, the minimizing and closing buttons. The same way works now for the task bar, you have to swipe up from the bottom of your desktop and voila there is the task bar, this is especially helpful when you are using multiple apps and programs in full screen mode but don’t want to waste any space of your screen with the task bar.
Neowin has uploaded a short video on YouTube showing off these new touch features, you can have a look at it below:
According to Microsoft, 7000 improvements came with this new Build version and there will follow a lot more for desktop users and for touch users so we will keep you up to date if there gets discovered even more, if you discover something don’t hesitate to send us a tip. Otherwise thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment below with your opinion on the new Build from Microsoft and what you think is still missing.