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Microsoft considers new gestures for Windows 10

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Diyan
  • On April 28, 2015

Gestures could be integrated within Windows 10 for Phones

Last year, Microsoft released a system app called ‘Gestures Beta’. It allows you to interact with your phone in a more intuitive way, without touching the display. Currently, ‘Gestures’ is limited to four tasks – answering a phone call; disabling the microphone; switching an active call to the speaker; and disabling the ringer in case of incoming calls.

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New evidence found in the app’s UserVoice support page hints that Microsoft may be bringing new functionalities to Gestures with Windows 10. Many users’ suggestions for new features are now marked with the label ‘Under Review’, which is a sign that Microsoft may soon upgrade the app with new features. Moreover, Gestures could be integrated directly into the OS, rather than being an app that can be installed or uninstalled at any time.

Here are some of the suggestions with the most votes and a label ‘Under review’:

  • Silence or postpone alarms when flipping the display down
  • Vibrate when call answered.
  • Add a small sound effect to tell when call is muted when you flip the phone
  • Music: Gently shake device to change songs

Of course, there is no guarantee that all features above will be included in the new version of ‘Gestures’, while other, not listed here, could make their way to Lumia users.

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