You can now drive content on a second display from your tablet without ever having to attach a mouse. The virtual touchpad lets you do more with a tablet and a second screen – just connect to another monitor, PC, or TV, go to Action Center and tap on the “Project” Quick Action to extend your screen. Use it just like you would a physical touchpad to control content on the connected screen. To enable it, press and hold on the taskbar and select “Show touchpad button”. A touchpad icon will now appear in the notification area (just like Windows Ink Workspace does), and tapping on it will bring it up the virtual touchpad.
Fun little feature.
It is indeed a nice little feature and one that many people that give presenations from a Surface (or Windows Phone) on a Beamer will enjoy.
In general that blogpost is worth a read. You can see that Microsoft is actually working together and caring about their users from the way it was written. Very different from the past “Ivory tower” mentality that dropped a release every couple of years and posts “have you tried turning it off and on again” solutions on very technical questions and then closes those as resolved!
Some examples from that blog:
* This build can be used for the Bug Bash. We wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU for participating in the Bug Bash alongside us and providing great feedback. Engineering teams are actively going through your feedback, understanding the issues, prioritizing, and then determining what next to do.
* If you used the previous â€˜date changeâ€™ workaround to update to Build 14951 or Build 14955: Please donâ€™t use it any longer!
* Enhancing the Address Bar in Registry Editor (PC): We were really excited to hear how excited you were about the new address bar in Registry Editor, and based on your feedback, weâ€™ve already incorporated two new features:
1) You can now use CTRL + L to set focus to the address bar â€“ while we already supported ALT + D, we recognize that some people prefer this keyboard shortcut instead, so now you have the option to use either one
2) You can now use shorthand notation for HKEY names â€“ you told us that when sharing registry paths you always use shorthand notation (HKCU) instead of typing out the full HKEY name (i.e. HKEY_CURRENT_USER), so we should support them in the address bar, and you know what? We agree! You can now just use â€œHKCRâ€, â€œHKCUâ€, â€œHKLMâ€, and â€œHKUâ€ instead of typing or pasting the respective full name â€œHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTâ€, â€œHKEY_CURRENT_USERâ€, â€œHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEâ€, or â€œHKEY_USERSâ€ into the address bar.
The last one is a bit more generic, but shows that Microsoft is still interested in improving things that should just work but give no glory to fix:
* Weâ€™ve updated our migration logic so that going forward from Build 14965, preferred UAC settings, startup shortcuts, and File Explorer folders that had been pinned to the Start menu will all now be preserved across upgrades.
You can also clearly see from the changelog that Microsoft sees Mobile as just a small variation of the Desktop version. They run the same code and apps so they get the same updates and fixes. But they do care about uncommon cellular issues as well.
(Still waiting for the “Phone” part to merge with Skype/Messaging and then just become an app that can run on all devices with cellular capabilities
Edited 2016-11-10 10:52 UTC