Microsoft testing replacing unused Menu key with new Office key

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Microsoft is a productivity company at heart, so it is no surprise the company is looking at making our PC use even more productive.

WalkingCat has uncovered an internal survey at Microsoft which shows the company is testing new keyboards which would replace the underused Menu key with a new Office key.  If you are asking what the Menu key is, it is more evidence that the key to the right of the space bar is indeed wasted.

Microsoft has already developed a number of shortcuts for the key, including Office key + O, T, W, X, P, D, N, Y, and L, which we assume switches between Outlook, Teams, Excel, Powerpoint and more.

Microsoft, of course, makes external keyboards, but Microsoft is also asking participants if they want the same feature to come to laptops, or want additional shortcuts such as Office+ S for sharing documents.

What do our readers think about adding this new key to our keyboards? Let us know below.

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