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Android 12 DP2 cleans up accessibility menu

Android 12 DP2 cleans up accessibility menu

Even if you don't use them often, accessibility options are some of the most important settings on your phone. Google has baked in plenty of features to help those with disabilities use Android, but over time, the accessibility menu has become cluttered and hard to navigate. On Android 12 DP2, however, Google has shuffled a few key controls to make it a lot easier to find exactly what you're looking for.

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Android 12 DP2 ditches first preview's blue backgrounds, brightens dark mode again

Android 12 DP2 ditches first preview's blue backgrounds, brightens dark mode again

The settings on Android 12 have stopped looking so cool. You may remember that in Developer Preview 1, we were introduced to a ghastly blue shade in the submenus. Well, it's not there anymore with Developer Preview 2.

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Android 12's system settings are looking a little blue

Android 12's system settings are looking a little blue

The system settings are feeling a little blue on Android 12. While not too much has changed when it comes to the general layout and iconography, the background has gained a light blue look, visible in all panels except for the top level menu. Coupled with the light blue notification shade (or a dark blue variant when using dark mode), we presume that Google might be prepping some theming options.

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Google is testing a redesigned Play Store settings screen

Google is testing a redesigned Play Store settings screen

Google is working on a minor Play Store redesign that does away with the hamburger menu, moving its contents to the account switcher instead. But as a tipster shared with us, that might not be the only change coming at us once that new interface rolls out widely. We've received screenshots of a redesigned settings page that separates and orders options better.

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Chrome OS 85 comes with Wi-Fi password sync, redesigned settings search, and a mic volume slider

Chrome OS 85 comes with Wi-Fi password sync, redesigned settings search, and a mic volume slider

Google is working on a Phone Hub similar to Microsoft Your Phone that will make your handset interact better with your Chromebook, but the company isn't ready to bring the feature to stable just yet. In the latest release of Chrome OS, version 85, the company instead focuses on many little things that make for an overall better experience: Wi-Fi password sync, improved settings search, and a volume slider for your microphone.

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Gmail on the web gets its biggest settings overhaul in years

Gmail on the web gets its biggest settings overhaul in years

Gmail’s desktop interface has got a whole bunch of customization options — some from its early days and others that were introduced as part of the more recent Material facelift. But it has never been easy to find them in the complex maze that is Gmail's main settings. Thankfully, Google is fixing that somewhat with a new quick settings menu that's more accessible and brings all those scattered features together in one place.

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Volume settings now called 'Sound' in Android 11 Dev Preview 3

Volume settings now called 'Sound' in Android 11 Dev Preview 3

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Accidentally leaked Settings app may have revealed our first glimpse of MIUI 12

Accidentally leaked Settings app may have revealed our first glimpse of MIUI 12

Xiaomi accidentally shared a version of its MiSettings app on its community forums, giving us what looks to be our first detailed look at the upcoming MIUI 12 and its refreshed design. First spotted by the folks at XDA Developers, the screenshots below don't show off anything outside the Settings app, but the slightly revamped design language might be present throughout the upcoming version.

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Google Assistant tests tab-less settings interface with search bar

Google Assistant tests tab-less settings interface with search bar

A long time ago (prior to 2018, to be specific), Google Assistant's settings came without the now-familiar tabbed interface. Much like the system settings, different sections were accessible via top-level entries. It looks like Google is experimenting with a return to something akin to that old interface. A current A/B test spotted by 9to5Google puts a search bar at the top of the settings and gets rid of the tabs.

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