Windows 10 users have been criticizing Microsoft for the outdated and inconsistent UI of the OS for years. More specifically, the volume control flyout is amongst the list of items that are perhaps easier to fix.
As a matter of fact, the popup that appears when you click the volume icon available on your taskbar hasn’t been changed much for years. No doubt, it has evolved visually over the past few years, but we have not seen any difference in its core functionality. You can only use the volume flyout to turn the volume up or down.
As a quick reminder, Microsoft planned a facelift for the volume flyout that was scheduled to be released with Windows v1903. Unfortunately, the tech giant changed its plan and abandoned its implementation at that time. Microsoft seemed to be stuck with the implementation of other bug fixes and improvements in Windows 10.
Integrated Music Control Coming Soon
Now it looks like Microsoft plans to release the change as a part of the next major feature update. Microsoft’s leakster Albacore first spotted the feature in Windows 10 Insider Build 19577. As a part of this change, Microsoft plans to integrate the music playback controls into the volume flyout.
This feature is crawling its way back from the depths of cancelation. Fingers crossed we really do get it this time. Build 19577 has some bits for it https://t.co/Tnbmr9K0KK
— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) March 8, 2020
If this happens, you would be accessing the new music playback controls directly from the taskbar’s sound icon. These controls will allow you to manage (play, pause or stop) the music playing on your system. At the moment, you can see these controls at the top left corner on your screen during music playback sessions.
The feature still seems to be in its early developmental stages and Windows Insiders have access to the new volume control. It remains to be seen how it would work if two ore more apps are playing.
Needless to say, there is no ETA on when Microsoft plans to launch the new flyout menu for the general public. Hopefully, you may not need to wait for too long until the rollout begins within the next few months.