Blog

anatoliykv
20.12.2018
Microsoft No Comments

Windows 10 will soon include ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ kaomoji

kaomoji
kaomoji

Microsoft is making it easier for you to send ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ or (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ kaomoji from a Windows 10 PC to friends or co-workers. In a new test build of Windows 10 (18305), Microsoft has added kaomoji face characters that are accessible through the same existing emoji shortcut (win+period). While you’ll be able to pick from a number of kaomoji, the feature will also include quick access to em dash and other symbols. If you’re a writer, you already know how difficult it is to remember the alt key codes for the em dash, so this will certainly simplify things. Microsoft is planning to introduce this with its codename 19H1 update, expected to arrive in March or April 2019.

Alongside the kaomoji additions, Microsoft is also testing a new simplified Start layout. This new layout is designed for new devices, new accounts, or clean installs of the operating system, and it includes a single column of pre-installed apps. Microsoft is also updating the look of the clipboard history feature, making its UI a little more compact.

kaomoji
kaomoji

Microsoft is also starting to test its new Windows Sandbox feature. Windows Sandbox is a safe new way to run untrusted .exe files without having to launch a virtual machine. Microsoft has developed a simple way for anyone running Windows 10 to launch apps in an isolated desktop environment, and once you’ve finished running the app in this mode the entire sandbox is deleted. Windows 10 testers can now try this out with today’s build.

kaomoji
kaomoji

Elsewhere, Microsoft is also introducing more shadows across its Fluent Design UI and tweaking the main settings page to include frequently used settings. Settings now has a header that includes quick access to Windows Update and Microsoft Account information. Other smaller tweaks include a new “friendly dates” option for File Explorer and the ability to set a default task manager tab. Microsoft is also introducing a new Office app for Windows 10 that’s designed to be a central place for launching Office apps and seeing recent documents.

kaomoji
kaomoji

Google Play-promoted Android apps are using scammy ad practices, report says

Apple’s Siri Shortcuts app now available for iOS 12

iOS 12.1 stands now presented with clutch FaceTime, original emoji, and ‘beautygate’ dose

PUBG now free on Xbox with PS4 variety rumored for next month

Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows and Mac

MACOS MOJAVE REVIEW: DARK MODE AND A PREVIEW OF THE MAC’S FUTURE

Nubia’s wearable smartphone is a preview of our flexible OLED future

Microsoft announces Xbox One keyboard and mouse support with Razer partnership

Nokia announces its first phone to get Android Pie

Google Maps is getting in-app music support and new commuter tab

Microsoft has slain Minecraft for Apple television

Latest Pixel 3 leak shows camera automatically scanning a business card for details

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available today

Free Mojave macOS update is now available to download

Apple starts export refurbished iPhone 8 also 8 Plus phones starting at $499

Comment