volume slider on playback meter

Audacity 3.2.0 Windows 11

Just updated to Audacity 3.2.0 and noticed a volume slider on the playback meter, any way to get rid of that?

No. That’s one of the new improvements to Audacity.
More information about the new version can be seen here: https://www.audacityteam.org/audacity-3-2-is-out-now/