Microsoft has backported some features that were meant for Windows 10x to Windows 10, and one of them was the new soft keyboard.
One of the features of the new keyboard is called ‘Windows Voice Typing’.
The Windows Voice Typing experience now includes a feature called Voice Launcher, reports WindowsLatest, which automatically appears in any text box with the Windows Search API enabled, such as the File Explorer, Settings app, and Start menu.
It can also be invoked via Windows Narrator by pressing ‘Win + H’.
Microsoft hopes by popping up the voice dictation box, it will see much more use and writes:
“Your daily use of voice writing can make Microsoft’s speech technology more accurate for anyone who speaks your language. If you decide to contribute your voice clips, some of these clips will be reviewed by Microsoft employees and vendors. “
It is available to insiders in the following regions:
- English: USA, UK, Canada, Australia and India.
- French: France and Canada.
- Portuguese: Brazil.
- Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
It can of course be disabled in Settings.
The feature will eventually be released to the mainstream with the Windows October 10, 2021 update.