Jan. 13 (Portaltic/EP) –
Google is testing a new update to your keyboard, Gboard, with which the shortcut bar It gains more presence and includes new features and tools that make it easier to use, with larger icons.
Gboard is a virtual keyboard app developed by Google to android devices which offers, among other features, the possibility of configuring it in several languages or introducing spelling suggestions while writing.
For the past few months, the tech giant has been working on the redesign of your keyboard, in which it has already been implementing some changes through different updates, such as the new format of its keys and other buttons such as tabulator.
Now, the technology company has introduced a series of changes to the shortcut toolbar, as it has recently seen in the latest beta version. 12.6 9to5Google. The main novelty is that this update raises the row of shortcuts and tools and places it at the top of the interface.
This time the buttons also have a different look, as each shortcut is framed in a rectangle with rounded corners. Another novelty is the new shortcuts icon located in the upper left corner, which shows a grid Layout, with the one unfold too more shortcuts, such as ‘One-handed keyboard’, GIF, ‘Sticker’ or ‘Emoji’.
This button has replaced the arrow button that served to hide or raise the toolbar. Google has also added the icon ‘Change language’ to shortcuts, an option that was previously accessed by pressing the ‘Settings’ button on the keyboard and then ‘Languages’.
This portal has also clarified that this grid is customizable. To adjust it to their needs, the user must hold down a shortcut and drag this menu on the interface to where they want to locate it within the shortcut bar.
The app has also included a Layout adjustment for tablets, in which the button intended to hide the virtual keyboard is replaced, which is now a ‘?123’ icon. This button, by the way, is duplicated in both lower corners.