Microsoft testing replacing unused Menu key with new Office key

Of all the keys on your keyboard, the Menu key - which sits to the right of the spacebar - is likely to be the least used, and Microsoft wants to change that by making it a dedicated Office key. It's not certain how Microsoft will push it onto future devices, however the familiar Windows Key is required on all keyboards to be certified by the company-something that, as noted by The Verge, has existed for 25 years (longer than the author of this post).

The potential for a dedicated Office key was spotted by Twitter user WalkingCat who discovered it as part of a survey where testers are already playing with the concept.

There's mention of its shortcuts-Office key + O, T, W, X, P, D, N, Y, and L-which presumably launches Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc., and whether users would like to see extra shortcuts added, such as Office key + S to share a document. While Google and Apple have alternatives for the Office suite of apps, Microsoft's still sets the bar in the industry when it comes to productivity.

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The survey also asks respondents if they want an Office key on their keyboards and laptops, so the likelihood of this happening probably depends on the initial feedback that the company receives.

There are no other specifics available at this point and it's not yet know if Microsoft sees this idea as a priority in the long-term, which would make a lot of sense since Office 365 has become one of the largest cash cows for the company.

The survey asks if the participant has tried a keyboard with the Office key on a PC running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903, and how Microsoft could improve the experience.

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