Windows 11 can now easily mute your mic with a keyboard shortcut
Microsoft has just announced a new Windows 11 Insider Preview build. This one isn’t the most exciting release, but it does bring a keyboard shortcut to the new taskbar mute button.
The swiping gesture at the top of the screen is convenient in Windows 11. Other small features include improvements to Your Phone, personalized emoji, and more. But what caught our eye was how easy it was to toggle turning on the new mut.
to make this happen, you’ll need to press Windows+Alt+K. Even if you don’t have experience with the taskbar mute button, you’ll still be able to implement it without too much hassle. It may not sound like a big deal until you realize the importance of being able to focus on your work during a time when it’s needed most.
It appears the Your Phone app is getting an updated design. Notifications are handled via a sidebar on the left side of the screen for quick access. Microsoft has released a new update that updates its design and allows for better browsing of conversation threads and other notifications.
Microsoft is expanding the 13 themes for the touch keyboard to other input methods – physical keyboards, voice typing, and IMEs. This is more of a visual change, but it’s still welcomed nonetheless.
Finally, Windows 11 can now be completely personalized with an amazing emoji mix based on your family members.
As Windows transitions to new operating systems that integrate Microsoft’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) services, the final release version will support these changes.