How to Hide News Widgets in Windows 10 and 11


You will notice a few things in this screenshot. First, the app displays the current temperature as a tray icon, but you may see an icon representing the current conditions instead. Second, you’ll notice that I wrote this article during a bad heat wave, which Oregon is so unprepared for but is becoming more and more routine.

WeatherBar is the best weather app with a tray icon I’ve found for Windows, but if that’s not your taste, check out WeatherMate. This one is from 2005, but it’s a very lightweight tool for adding temperature to your taskbar.

Hide news in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft through Justin Pot

Boring news content also shows up in Microsoft Edge’s new tab page (which is pretty good otherwise). You can mostly hide it by clicking on the arrow next to the word Viewable contentthen clicking Titles only. This will hide all titles unless you scroll down.

Alternatively, you can install Momentum, which will replace the new tab page in Edge with a cute image, clock, and inspirational quote. If that’s not enough for you, you can simply replace Edge with Chrome or Firefox.

How to Block Topics (Sort of)

I’ll be honest: I started out believing that I could find a way to disable news without disabling widgets. Wouldn’t that be nice? My first attempt was to open the Manage interests which opens a settings page on in your browser.

Microsoft through Justin Pot


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