Microsoft has made it easier to adjust the volume on Windows 11 than on Windows 10. You have to mouse hover over the Volume icon and use the mouse wheel for scrolling to change the volume without the need to clicking the sound icon. This is a new improvement in Windows 11 build 22478, you can spot this in Linux also.
The little improvements make Windows more awesome. Windows 11 comes with redesigned Start Menu and taskbar, Widgets, Microsoft Store, and Android Apps support.
If you’ve upgraded from Windows 10 to the new OS, you could have noticed Windows 11 doesn’t allow you to control volume with a mouse wheel like in its predecessor. You need to click on the Volume icon and then need to scroll in the Quick Settings Panel.
Users requested Microsoft to bring the Windows 10 volume changing behavior to Windows 11, Microsoft has done that in the dev version.
Feedback has been filled on Feedback Hub with requests to bring Windows 10 like click on the Volume icon and use the scroll anywhere to adjust the sound.
I miss how with Windows 10 you could click the volume button and then scroll anywhere and the volume would adjust -it doesn’t work like that in Windows 11 with Quick Settings”.
The feedback has been upvoted with 297 votes.
When the request was filed, Microsoft said “Since Quick Settings has the ability to show sliders (brightness and volume), currently you need to specifically hover over the one you would like to adjust on the mouse scroll wheel.”
“The ability to scroll anywhere to adjust the volume slider is displaying is not currently supported. The desire to have this functionality has been passed along to the engineering team for further consideration”
The Redmond firm has addressed the feature request In the Windows 11 build 22478.
Going forward, you neither need to click on the Volume icon nor open Quick Settings, you have to hover the mouse over the Volume icon and require using mouse wheel scrolling to adjust the sound.
The feature can be seen in the GIF attached below.
The feature actually exists on Linux already. If you’re a Linux user, one more reason for you to be proud of.
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