On Windows 11, a new Quick Settings menu replaces the Action
Center and notifications are now housed above the calendar UI
in a separate box. Windows 11’s new Quick Settings resembles
Windows 10X’s Quick Settings and it lets you enable features
like airplane mode without going through menus or the full
Windows Settings app.
Right now, if you open the Quick Settings menu in Windows 11,
and click on the airplane icon, Microsoft will turn off all
wireless connections, including cellular (if available), Wi-Fi,
Microsoft is working on a new feature that will remember when
you turn on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi while the device is in aeroplane
mode. For example, if you manually turn on Bluetooth when the
device is in airplane mode, Microsoft will remember your
preference and Bluetooth will be enabled automatically when you
toggle airplane mode next time.
This would make it easier to keep listening to headphones and
remain connected while travelling, according to Microsoft
As you can see in the above screenshot, Windows 11 alert will
notify users when their preference has been saved to the cloud.
Windows 11’s notification center is getting better
As you’re probably aware, Windows 11’s notification center has
been moved to the Calendar flyout. The notification feed can be
accessed by clicking on the date and time.
Microsoft is now working on a series of changes to improve the
experience of the notification center on Windows 11. In the
latest preview update, Microsoft is A/B testing a new feature
where three high priority notifications will be stacked and
shown at the same time.
This will apply to apps that send high priority notifications
like calls, reminders, alarms and others that leverage Windows
Windows 11’s updated notification center behaviour could reduce
clutter as the feed will house up to four notifications at the
same time, including high priority notifications and one normal
Microsoft is currently testing notification center improvements
with a small group of users in the Dev Channel, so it isn’t
available to all testers just yet.
Microsoft is also experimenting with new customization options
for Start Menu and taskbar.
Unsurprisingly, there’s no ETA as to when these nifty
improvements could go live in the production channel, but you
can expect them as part of the next major Windows 11 update,
scheduled to arrive in October or November 2022.