After launching a volume mixer experience in Quick Settings, Microsoft now wants to make it even better by introducing “More Mixer Settings”, which would give users more control over their app’s audios.
the deployment of Dev Build 25309 It was so exciting as it revealed a ton of Microsoft features including automatic color management, theme-aware widgets, and more. Among the details mentioned at launch, however, what stood out the most was the new volume mixer experience in Quick Settings, which customizes audio on a per-app basis. The feature was incredibly simple at the time, but Microsoft improved it in the first Canary Channel launchbuild 25314.
Some Canary Islands channel #WindowsInsiders You may have already noticed this: Build 25314 adds a ‘More Mixer Settings’ button to the Quick Settings Volume Mixer (rolling out gradually) pic.twitter.com/TvfHeG4o3j
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As one Windows enthusiast pointed out @GhostOfEarth on Twitter, Canary Build 25314, which shows the continuation of Microsoft’s work for the volume mixer, now has more mixer settings that will give users more audio control options. However, while the improved mixer is an attractive feature for Insiders on the Canary Channel, Microsoft noted that releases on the Canary Channel are less stable compared to those on the Dev Channel.
“The builds that will be submitted to the Canary Channel will be ‘hot off the press’, and will be released very soon after they are built, which means very little validation and documentation will be done before they are offered to Insiders,” he explained. Microsoft. “These builds could include major issues that could result in you not being able to use your PC properly or even, in some rare cases, require you to reinstall Windows.”
Recently, some Insiders reported experiencing issues with the new volume mixer, including the Windows key combination + Ctrl + V failing and strange “mute” behavior. As the feature continues to roll out, expect more issues like these to emerge.
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