Folks aren't too happy with the new Copilot key on Windows 11 PCs

You just can't please everyone.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft announced a Copilot key for future Windows 11 PCs.
  • Apparently, the key will probably replace the second Ctrl of the Print Screen
  • Not everyone’s thrilled about the idea.

Microsoft has just announced today that it will give a dedicated Copilot key to future Windows 11 PCs’ keyboards. But apparently, not everyone’s thrilled about the idea. 

Replacing the second Ctrl or Print Screen, the dedicated Copilot key will soon take its place on some keyboards, debuting at CES 2024. Microsoft hasn’t revealed which manufacturers will adopt it first.

Now, folks online have been saying that the idea is ridiculous, criticizing Microsoft’s stance on bringing artificial intelligence into almost everything. In the end, you just can’t please everyone. 

“Microsoft is not satisfied with inserting ads only in the OS, but is planning to insert them physically as well,” one Redditor says. 

Is it an ‘ad,’ though? Branding a useful feature as an ‘ad’ downplays its potential. The Copilot key could become an integral part of the Windows 11 experience, much like the established Windows key, not just a marketing gimmick.

“Please keep my PC free from all that AI s**t. I want to control my PC myself,” another one says. Of course, that’s not entirely true: it’s an assistant tool that’s called “Copilot” for a reason, and you use it to get help and suggestions on how to run programs on your desktops. 

Anyway, what are your thoughts on this? Are you thrilled about the idea or are you against it? Let us know in the comments!