Microsoft is expanding the Windows Ink experience in Windows 11, allowing users to write wherever they can type. This update, which has been available in the Insider Preview channel for several months, is now rolling out to all Windows 11 users.
The update is KB5031455, which is a non-security update that contains these changes. To get it now, users can go to Windows Update and turn on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” option.
Users of Surface devices or any other Windows tablet that supports Windows Ink will notice the new feature right away. It can be used in settings, search fields, and other text editing areas in Windows 11.
However, the feature is currently only available for US English, with support for other languages expected soon. In this update, Microsoft has also improved the accuracy of handwriting recognition technology and added gestures for editing text, such as deleting, highlighting, merging and splitting words, and creating a new line.
Along with the Windows Ink improvements, this update also fixes various bugs in Windows 11. In particular, it addresses a memory leak issue in ctfmon.exe, improves the new Dynamic Lighting feature, and contains other various improvements.