That clunky square volume slider that appears on the screen every time you change the volume isn’t Windows 11. The new OS eschews everything with sharp corners, and that little volume indicator is as crisp as they are. So Microsoft is replacing it with something a little more artistic in the upcoming version of Windows.
The release of Windows 11 was a strange ordeal. It arrived as a half-baked OS overhaul, and at the time we weren’t sure it was worth the rush to download. However, it is slowly working its way towards becoming a fully fledged operating system, however with each new Windows update we receive a change or two to make it feel more complete.
Latest: New flyout controls for hardware indicators (Microsoft likes to name them on-screen indicators) design, including volume, brightness, camera privacy, camera on/off, and airplane mode. All of them will respect the light and dark mode you choose.
Well, that’s pretty neat, as the existing volume and brightness indicators are absolutely out of place in Windows 11’s translucent and curved windows.
This new update has just landed on Windows 11 Insider Previous Build 22533, but should make its way to public Windows 11 builds soon.This update contains a A bunch of general fixes Microsoft wants to get out of there soon, and it also lets users uninstall the Clock app if they so choose.
So is Windows 11 worth downloading with this volume indicator shuffle right now? You’d think this would be the most obvious reason to change, but then again, maybe not. Still, I’ve switched on my personal PC and laptop and I’m loving it so far. Aside from a few visual glitches, such as a taskbar with no icons on my secondary display, and the odd dual system tray, it’s actually a fairly light-hearted experience.
Windows 11 looks really good.Potential small Better matching volume indicator, too.