For the first time in 30 years, your keyboard is about to be changed
17:24, Friday, 05 January, 2024
Microsoft clearly wants to make Copilot an absolute Windows staple, and to achieve that, it’s making a major change to upcoming laptops and standalone keyboards. Beginning in February, new keyboards will come with a dedicated Copilot key to make the AI easier to access.
Copilot is Microsoft’s all-in-one AI solution that’s already available to many Windows users. The AI can help you navigate Windows, analyze documents, or write emails, and that’s just the tip of the AI iceberg that Microsoft has been heavily promoting since Copilot’s introduction in 2023. Now, with its very own key on the keyboard, Copilot will be even more seamlessly integrated into the lives of Windows users.
The new Copilot key will be located just next to the right-hand alt key, and it seems to be replacing the application key that’s currently nestled between the alt and the ctrl keys on that side of the keyboard. Pressing it will launch Copilot on compatible PCs, but if the AI helper is not available, it should bring up Windows Search.