Windows 10 Dev Channel build gets voice typing and clipboard history

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Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Dev Channel test build number 20206 on September 2. This new build focuses on input features, with some of them only made available to a small set of testers. Microsoft said that the new build is all about making the dictation in Windows much easier to use.

The new feature is called Voice Typing. The test build has a unique design optimized for use in touch keyboards, has auto-punctuation, and a better back end.

In some of the Office apps, some of the users can encounter random pauses with the typing features. To fix this, the users can click the microphone icon again and prompt it to restart.

Supporting new features

The voice typing is available for some languages that include variations of English, French, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. At the moment, only a few of the Insider testers have access to this feature.

Build 20206 includes a new design on the emoji picker, which the officials from Microsoft say is more aligned in terms of appearance and has Fluent design principles. They have also added a new inline search box that supports animated GIFs.

They are including an input and clipboard history in the test build. It is one of the features that are rolling out only to a subset of Insiders.

Fixes and issues

There is a new touch keyboard design for PCs that feature updated key sizes and different layouts in the test build. There is also better discoverability and usability of features, according to the officials. The new keyboard can be called up from any PC, using the touch keyboard button located on the taskbar.

There are some fixes and known issues in the Windows 10 feature update test build. All of them are itemized in a blog post that they put up.

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