Unwanted Tackbar Item


  1. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
       #1

    Unwanted Tackbar Item


    Windows 10 ver 20H2

    I get get a strange icon on my taskbar and it produces this. What is it and how can I get rid of this unwanted thing?

    Thank you

    Unwanted Tackbar Item-image.png
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  2. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 4,208
    Windows 10
       #2

    It's called "News and interests". If you right-click the Taskbar, News and interests comes up as an entry which, if followed further, includes a "Turn off" option. Exercise that option and it's gone. No big deal.
    Hope this helps,
    --Ed--
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  3. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
    Thread Starter
       #3

    EdTittel said:
    It's called "News and interests". If you right-click the Taskbar, News and interests comes up as an entry which, if followed further, includes a "Turn off" option. Exercise that option and it's gone. No big deal.
    Hope this helps,
    --Ed--
    Wow, that was too easy.

    Thank you.
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  4. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 4,208
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    @JJG10: thanks for your kind words and the rep points. Glad to be of service! Some of this stuff is easy. As for other stuff...
    --Ed--
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  5. The Pool Man's Avatar
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    It's there to determine who you are, especially politically. When a major election rises you'll see candidates from your party rarely or presented with a slightly negative tone. You'll also see candidates you oppose presented in a mildly good light. That is: the way they make Windows free is buy selling subliminal influence.

    Don't worry. Apple and Google do it too.
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    Hello @JJG10,

    JJG10 said:
    I get get a strange icon on my taskbar and it produces this. What is it and how can I get rid of this unwanted thing?

    Just for your interest and additional information, have a look at this . . .

    > How to Enable or Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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