Inside Windows 10X is a brand new emoji panel that has several new features and enhancements, including better animations and a redesigned user interface. It also has new content options that enrich the emoji panel experience and, in my opinion, makes it more useful too. Let’s dive in and take a closer look.
To kick things off, there’s a new “homepage” for the emoji panel that shows your most recent used emoji and GIFs. GIFs are new to the emoji panel on Windows 10X, and allow you to insert moving images into text fields that support it. In the current build, inserting said GIFs doesn’t actually work, but the final product will allow you to search for a gif and insert it with a single tap into an email or tweet.
Along the top is a search bar that will search emoji, GIFs, symbols, and other types of emoji, such as kaomoji. Above that are several icons that categorize all the different things that can be accessed through the emoji panel. In order, that’s recent, emoji, GIFs, emoticons, symbols, and clipboard history.
New to the emoji panel is clipboard history, which on Windows 10 is an entirely separate panel for some reason. On Windows 10X, it’s all combined under one panel, and you can access it with the standard emoji panel shortcut (WIN+.) or with the clipboard history shortcut (WIN+V), which will jump you straight into the clipboard page inside the emoji panel.
It’s the exact same interface, except stretched out along the width of the keyboard. You can search, select emoji, GIFs, and even see your clipboard history if you need it. Of course, what makes the WunderBar special is more than just its access to emoji’s, it can also display widgets from apps that provide it. We’ll be taking a closer look at the WunderBar as a whole in a future article.