Windows 11 finally gets a volume pop-up to match its sleek aesthetic


That clunky square volume slider that pops up on your screen every time you change the volume isn’t very Windows 11. The new OS avoids everything with a sharp corner, and that little volume indicator is as neat as it gets. . So Microsoft is replacing it with something a bit more artistic in the next version of Windows.

Launching Windows 11 was a strange ordeal. It arrived as a half-baked OS overhaul that we weren’t sure it was worth rushing to download at the time. However, it is slowly striving to become a full-fledged operating system and with each new Windows update we receive one or two changes to make it a little more complete.

Latest: New flying designs (as Microsoft likes to call its on-screen indicators) for hardware indicators, including volume, brightness, camera privacy, voice on/off. camera and airplane mode. All of this will respect your choice of light or dark mode.

That’s pretty nifty, then, because the existing volume and brightness indicators are definitely out of place among Windows 11’s translucent, curvaceous windows.

This new update has just arrived in the previous Windows 11 Insider build 22533, but is expected to arrive soon in the public version of Windows 11. This update incorporates a bunch of general fixes which Microsoft will want out sooner rather than later, and it also allows users to uninstall the Clock app, if they wish.

So, is Windows 11 now worth downloading with this volume indicator redesign? You would think that would be the most obvious reason to change, but then again, maybe not. Still, I’ve made the switch on both my home PC and my laptop, and I’m liking it so far. Other than a few visual issues, such as a taskbar with no icons on my secondary monitor, and possibly the odd double system tray, the experience was pretty painless.

And Windows 11 looks good. Potentially a little nicer with a matching volume indicator, too.


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