Back in 2018, it was announced that Microsoft planned to make a major overhaul of the volume controller built into Windows 10. For some reason, however, Microsoft decided to postpone the change. But now there’s good news that this new feature is on the way and will meet you at some point this year.
In the latest Windows 10 preview Build 19577 update, new code has been shown to improve the volume controls, indicating that Microsoft is still evaluating and developing them, and has not completely abandoned them. In the new version, When the music is playing or when the user clicks the volume button, the volume controls for Spotify, Groove Music, or the browser appear in the upper-left corner of the volume window. This Windows 10 volume layout allows users to play, pause, or stop music with a multimedia keyboard and mouse.
From the screenshots, Microsoft plans to move all controls to the new volume layout, allowing users to click the volume button on the system tray to access them. Currently, taskbar pop-ups only allow users to control the volume of headphones or speakers, but future Windows 10 updates will also allow you to access media controls. The new pop-up also displays the album cover of the music and the app name that is playing the music.
Inmedia tests, the updated pop-up button starts only when you click the icon in the system taskbar. It currently does not support keyboard multimedia keys. Later this year, the new volume controls may be available to Windows Insider project members for testing, but it’s unclear when they will be integrated into the feature update.