Microsoft hides cool experimental sound control tool in Windows 11 preview builds

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a new audio control feature on Windows 11 which allows users to control the volume of multiple apps from quick settings.

Volume Mixer, as it is known, is currently available in Preview Build 25281 (opens in a new tab) from the Dev Channel on the Windows 11 Insider program. It is compared to software such as Discord and Ear Trumpet due to similar possibilities to adjust volume levels for different sound sources. For example, you can keep the volume high on a Skype call while turning off the music playing on Spotify and have WhatsApp somewhere in between for notifications. It’s a level of management that’s currently unseen, as Windows 11 currently only offers universal tweaks. Users typically use third-party apps, such as EarTrumpet, to gain this level of control.

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