After nearly a decade, Windows finally receives a new modern volume indicator. The black bar that appears when you increase the system volume with a keyboard or other device, which was introduced in Windows 8 in 2012, is finally going away. Microsoft is replacing it with a volume indicator that is more consistent with the general appearance of Windows 11.
Volume, brightness, camera privacy, the camera on / off, and airplane mode indicators are all being replaced with a more modern design soon. “These new flyouts will display when you touch the volume or brightness keys on your laptop, and they will respect light/dark mode to provide a more consistent Windows experience,” Microsoft’s Windows Insider head Amanda Langowski adds. “With this upgrade, the brightness and volume indications remain interactive.”
The new taskbar and volume indication in Windows 11. Microsoft image Along with this design update, Microsoft allows Windows 11 users to preview a unique call experience in the Your Phone app. “This update introduces a new in-progress call window with redesigned icons, fonts, and other user interface modifications to correspond with Windows 11’s enhanced design,” Langowski explains.
For all Dev Channel testers, this latest Windows 11 preview build, 22533, also extends touch keyboard themes to the emoji panel and elsewhere. If you’ve ever wanted to delete the Clock app in Windows 11, you can now do so.
On Windows 11, a new calling interface for Your Phone has been added. Microsoft image Microsoft may deploy some of these updates to Windows 11 on a monthly basis, as the corporation has shifted to a larger annual upgrade for its latest operating system. The software company has not said when these new functions will be available to all Windows 11 users, although they are expected to arrive later this year.