Windows 8 will mark a major change in Microsoft’s approach to computers, by offering enhanced support for devices featuring touch screens, and some more info on what the Redmond-based software giant has in store for users in this direction emerged.
Windows already has an onscreen keyboard available for users, in addition to support for the hardware keyboards that PCs feature today.
In Windows 8, Microsoft will bring the onscreen keyboard to a whole new level, especially on devices featuring touchscreens.
With touch capabilities, the keyboard will enable users to use their fingers for input, straight on the screen of the device.
Moreover, they will benefit from a split keyboard view, great for typing only with the use of your thumbs.
One of the features that Microsoft plans on adding to the touch keyboard in Windows 8 beta is said to be the option to resize the keyboard when in split view.
According to their needs, users will be able to enlarge or shrink the keyboard, so that it fits perfectly with their fingers.
The screenshots attached to this article, available courtesy of winunleaked.tk
, will offer you a better look at the said feature. For reference, a shot of the touch keyboard in Windows 8 Developer Preview was also added.
Of course, this feature will not help too much those users who plan on loading Windows 8 on their desktop computers at home, but people interested in buying a tablet PC powered by the new platform will certainly enjoy it.
After all, this new OS version should mark Microsoft’s big push to the mobile market, which hasn’t benefited from great results on smartphones.
Windows 8 is expected to become available in a beta flavor sometime in February next year, offering more info on the changes that the Redmond-based company has in store for us when the final flavor of the platform arrives.