With the official launch of Windows 11, there were many small details that interested us, but without a doubt we stayed last year with one of them that was forgotten: increase or decrease the volume with the mouse wheel. Although, this functionality was forgotten in the Insider version until it finally came out with the release of Windows 11 22H2.
In case you have worked with Linux for a long time, surely this is something that sounds a lot to you. And it is that in this environment this is something veteran to be intuitive to be able to adjust the volume with the mouse itself without having to access the sound menu on the taskbar or press the keyboard shortcut. Now it finally comes to Windows 11.
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Until now this is a functionality that was partially integrated. This is because you could click on the icon in the lower right corner, but there was no need to manually scroll the status bar. Simply, you had to be on top and with the mouse wheel you could adjust the volume without clicking and moving it with the mouse scroll.
Now it is much simpler, since you will only have to move the mouse over the sound icon that is in the taskbar and without making any type of click move with the mouse wheel. A small box will appear at the top of this icon where the percentage of volume that would be located is reported.
Little thing in Win 11 22H2 – you can now change the volume by scrolling a mouse wheel on the volume icon pic.twitter.com/coeZAU32OC
— Jen Gentleman 🌺 (@JenMsft) October 12, 2022
Default the fact of raising and lowering the volume will be done in intervals of 2% for each movement made with the mouse wheel. In short, we are facing a system that is identical to what we have seen in Linux for a long time. But as they say: better late than never. And even if you are not on 22H2 or still on Windows 10, you should know that there is an application to do exactly this without having to be on the latest version of the operating system.
And although for some people this may seem silly, the truth is that it can greatly improve the user experience. In the end it is the small details that will end up differentiating from other operating systems. In addition, it has also been accompanied by an aesthetic change of the volume change indicator, going from being in the upper left corner to being in the lower part in a more integrated way.