Decade-old volume indicator gets a new look in latest Windows 11 preview

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Andrew Cunningham

Improving the visual and functional stability of Windows 11 is going to be a major priority for Microsoft this year, as is ongoing updates to core apps like Notepad, Paint and Media Player, as well as moving advanced settings out of the box. effort is evident. In the old Windows 7-era Control Panel and the modern Settings app. The focus has also been on restoring some flexibility to redesigned areas of the OS, such as the Start menu and taskbar.

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The latest Windows 11 Insider build released for Dev Channel users continues this work, updating the overlays for volume, brightness, and other settings to match the more rounded look of Windows 11. New indicators pop up in the bottom center of your screen in the top left, will match your light or dark mode settings, and, like the Start menu and taskbar, they use Mica styling to match the color of your desktop wallpaper. We do.

The volume and brightness indicators in the current Windows 11 build are the same as they were in Windows 10 (and Windows 8).
Andrew Cunningham

Other changes in this preview build are very minor; The Windows + X shortcut menu has “Apps and Features” re-labeled as “Installed Apps”, the Voice Access accessibility feature can be pinned to the taskbar and Start menu, and the Clock app is uninstalled can go. Exciting time!

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We don’t know when the changes currently being tested in the Dev Channel will be made available to the general public—Microsoft pushed some changes as part of a minor Windows update, and many app updates are now available via the Microsoft Store. come from. Others may have to wait for Windows 11’s first major servicing update, version 22H2, which will be released later this year.

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