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

Microsoft’s new Bluetooth Keyboard | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

Microsoft’s latest keyboards now include dedicated Office and emoji keys. The software giant was previously experimenting with an Office key on keyboards earlier this year, and now the company is launching a new Ergonomic and slim Bluetooth Keyboard that include the dedicated 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 productivity suite. You can also use the Office key as a shortcut to launch Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Office key + W opens Word for example, while Office key + X opens Excel.

Alongside the Office key, there’s also a new emoji key on these new keyboards. It will launch the emoji picker inside Windows 10, but you…

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Author: Tom Warren