One of the most important features of Windows 11 – the
taskbar’s volume controls could be getting a new nifty feature
that will you to change the volume using the scroll wheel.
Build 22478 of Windows 11 contains code that enables
support for the scroll wheel on the taskbar’s volume icon.
Windows 11 comes with major design improvements, but the
operating system’s volume controls or sound features have
remained unchanged. Way back in 2018, Microsoft started working
on new volume controls for Windows. As per the leaked build,
Microsoft has been working on a design overhaul for volume
controls, but that revamp seems to have been delayed.
Ahead of the rumoured revamp, which is now expected to arrive
next year, Microsoft is enabling support for a feature that
will allow users to adjust the volume of the device by just
scrolling over the volume icon. In Windows 10, you need to
click on the volume to adjust the level.
This new Windows 11 feature lets change the volume by scrolling
over the volume icon and it seems to work really well on
devices with a touchpad.
At the moment, taskbar volume popup is pretty basic, but
Microsoft has been planning to enable multimedia playback
controls for the popup, allowing users to play, pause and skip
tracks from the taskbar,
Additionally, Microsoft has now made it possible to login to
your device using Windows Hello on a connected monitor with a
camera that supports it. The company has also improved the
underlying indexer platform to reduce performance issues and
database size, especially when you’ve very large Outlook
Last but not the least, Microsoft has made adjustments to the
dialog that appears when adding a new language in Settings.