Microsoft Wants an Office Key on the Keyboard
Software giant Microsoft might come up with a new dedicated Microsoft Office key on new Windows keyboards.
According to Digital Trends, the idea of Microsoft’s Office Key was first spotted on Monday, June 17, when Twitter tech detective WalkingCat published screenshots of a survey sent to users that asked them questions about their experience with the Office key.
The survey reveals that the Office key is meant to support the utilization of a number of Office-related keyboard shortcuts.
If Microsoft really wants to make things simpler for its existing Office customers, the company would have made more sense to just enable Office-specific keyboard shortcuts that make use of the existing version.
Not all Window’s users use Office. The incorporation of the Office key may encourage non-office users to subscribe to Office products.
There are many free apps available for editing documents like Google Docs, Etherpad, Zoho, AbiWord, Jarte, etc whereas for using Microsoft’s Office you have to pay.