Finally, Windows is getting a new modern volume indicator after almost 10 years. Windows 11 has got an all-new design, but still, there were a few things that were the same.

Microsoft has announced a new volume indicator coming to Windows 11. Originally, it was introduced in Windows 8 in 2012.

The new volume indicator will be matching the overall Windows 11 design. As the volume button is matching to the new OS design, now it will show up in the center when you press the volume keys to adjust the setting on your PC.

Windows 11 is Getting a New Volume Indicator

Microsoft is Updating the Volume Indicator on Windows 11

A chief of Microsoft Windows Insider Programme, Amanda Langowski, said,

“These new flyouts will appear when you press the volume or brightness keys on your laptop and will honor light/dark mode to give you a more coherent Windows experience.”

The new volume bar in Windows 11 is better than the old one. According to the company, it will bring the biggest design overhaul. These changes are brought because flyout for system volume, brightness, and other settings, makes an effective experience for an OS.

Along with the new Volume Indicator, Microsoft is also testing a new call experience in the Your Phone app on Windows 11. The fonts are new, and the icons look flatter, as shown in the new interface.

Langowski says, “This update includes a new in-progress call window with updated icons, fonts, and other UI changes that align with the improved design of Windows 11.”

Also, there are a few other changes coming to Windows 11, including the touch keyboard themes that will be showing on emoji panels and on other sides for inputs. The clock app is now uninstallable in the new Windows 11 OS. The changes are available to the latest Windows 11 preview build, 22533.

The blog post notes, now when you press the Win+X key or press right-click on the Start icon, it says “Installed apps” instead of “Apps & Features” in the menu. With the upcoming update, you can pin the voice access tool to the taskbar or Start menu.

These changes might be coming to Windows 11 on a monthly basis. As it is not exactly known when the new features will be rolling out to Windows 11 users, but we can expect it this year.


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