Yes, 2021 was the year Windows 11 hit the market, these dates will also be remembered for another change at Microsoft and its operating system. The old volume control is giving way to a new meter…a process the company spent 10 years on and which is paired with a new Dev Channel release as part of the Insider program.

The interface for changing the volume arrived with Windows 8, in 2012. Whether with a keyboard or a mouse, when adjusting the volume, a black bar appeared. An interface that changes and now adapts to the modern design that prevails in Windows 11. To try it, just install Build 22533.

New Windows 11 style design

Despite the apparent washout of Windows 11, there remain anachronisms. Parts of the interface, a little deeper, which still recall past versions. And one of them is the volume control bar and its old design.

new and old design

The black bar that appears when you adjust the system volume using a keyboard or other device is now a volume indicator in keeping with the general design of Windows 11. A design followed by other indicators such as such as brightness switch, camera privacy, camera on/off or airplane mode.

These commands are now represented by new drop-down menus that will appear when the volume keys are pressed. The new interface now matches the light or dark mode we use.

In addition to and coinciding with this visual improvement, the Your Phone app also improves the interface for calls. Now includes a new in-call window with updated icons, fonts, and other interface changes.

These improvements are available in the most recent build from Microsoft, the one corresponding to the version of Windows 11 in build 22533, which can be downloaded from the Dev Channel in the Insider program via Windows Update but also by downloading the corresponding ISO.

Improvements and fixes

Along with these changes, there are also other fixes and bug fixes which we are now going to look at.

Fixed an issue where some insiders encountered error 0x8007012a during a driver or firmware update. Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented some Insiders from logging into certain apps, such as Feedback Hub. Fixed text in the Windows Security app’s Exploit Protection description so that it only refers to Windows and not Windows 10. Fixed an issue where photos from some cameras and mobile phones would not could not be imported into the Photos app. Starting Windows Sandbox, closing it, then restarting it should no longer generate two Windows Sandbox icons on the taskbar (one of which is not functional). The Wi-Fi icon should now appear more reliably in the taskbar. If you have multiple monitors connected to your PC and you right-click on the date and time in the main monitor’s taskbar, explorer.exe will no longer crash. Holding down the CTRL key and hovering over the Task View icon in the taskbar should no longer cause explorer.exe to crash. Mitigated an underlying issue with the use of mica in Settings that affected the overall reliability of the Settings app in recent updates. Fixed an issue affecting some Insiders that caused setup to fail when trying to access the Installed Apps, Home Apps, and Default Apps pages. Mitigated an issue causing the Wheel page in settings to fail when adding an action for an app. You should no longer hear crackling if you listen to audio and repeatedly click the volume slider in quick settings to change the volume. If you hover over the title of a truncated window in ALT+Tab or Task View, a tooltip will now appear showing the full window name. Improved the appearance of text color and themed buttons in the candidates window, emoji panel and clipboard (before this some buttons/text were hard to see with certain custom background colors) . The voice typing launcher should no longer unexpectedly reappear after clicking the microphone icon to invoke voice typing. For insiders with the updated input selector experience, accessibility tools like Magnifier and Narrator should now work better.

Known issues

In some cases, you may not be able to enter text when using search from start or taskbar. If you encounter the problem, press WIN + R on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box and then close it. Sometimes the taskbar flashes when you switch input methods. When viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks, the signal strength indicators do not reflect the correct signal strength. Settings can be blocked by going to System > Display > HDR. If you need to enable or disable HDR on an HDR-capable PC, you can do so using the keyboard shortcut WIN+ALT+B. Changing the taskbar alignment may cause the Widgets button to disappear from the taskbar. tasks. When using multiple monitors, the content of taskbar widgets may become out of sync between monitors. When the taskbar is aligned to the left, information such as temperature is not displayed. This will be fixed in a future update

If you belong to the Dev Channel within the Insider Program with Windows 11, you can download the update by going to the usual path, i.e. “Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update”.

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