Microsoft is testing a redesigned Windows 11 audio mixer

Windows often makes managing multiple audio devices cumbersome. Over the years, Microsoft has tried to improve the experience in several ways. In 2021, for example, the company simplified how Windows 10 . Despite those efforts, it often feels like the OS doesn’t make switching between audio outputs and managing sound levels as easy as they should. For example, I want Windows 11’s Quick Setting panel to allow me to adjust the audio level on a per-app basis.

Fortunately, Microsoft is finally preparing to solve a small problem for Windows users. This week, the company detailed the latest and it happens to include a redesigned Quick Settings volume mixer. The updated interface element not only allows you to switch between audio devices but you can also use it to enable spatial sound and adjust volume output on a per-app basis, two things that you can’t with the current design. What’s more, Microsoft has added a dedicated shortcut to facilitate access to the feature. Once you have access to the volume mixer, press the Windows, Ctrl and V keys on your keyboard at the same time to open it.

“With this change, you can customize your audio experience with more control and fewer clicks to better manage your favorite apps,” Microsoft said of the revamped interface. as , the new volume mixer is reminiscent of the popular mod. No word yet on when Microsoft plans to roll out the latest Windows Insider features to regular users, but here’s hoping this one doesn’t take too long to make it to the public.


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