How to turn off or modify News and Interests in the Windows 10 taskbar

Microsoft Windows 10 comes with a built-in newsfeed, but it is not tuned for you or your interests. We can change that with a few tweaks, or we can turn it off all together.


Microsoft, in one of its recent updates to Windows 10, has changed the default behavior of the operating system, albeit in a minor way. New personal computers running Windows 10 will arrive with the News and Interests feature on by default. Personally, with my previous PCs, I did not pay much attention to this feature, but that changed with my most recent laptop purchase.

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News and Interests is much as you would expect—a display of headlines from various sources highlighting the news of the day. It is in the system tray (lower right-hand corner) of…

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