Settings - Taskbar - News and Interests settings are greyed out

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  1. Posts : 2,987
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #11

    Sorry if already mentioned/tried.

    Try few suggestions:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/an...ars-grayed-out
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  2. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Enterprise Version 22H2 Build 19045.3155
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Hi

    My last reply seems to have disappeared. I'll rekey it.

    >You appear to be running the Enterprise edition. Is this a company device?
    No, This is my personal laptop.

    >What security software are you running?
    AVG Antivirus

    >Have you applied any relevant tweaks or used any so-called privacy tools?
    No, I have not.

    >Try a clean boot. Do you see the same problem?
    I did that. It appears to get different results each time I reboot.
    Sometimes the Settings are greyed out, sometimes not.

    All I want from this is the Weather, the feed side of things is irrelevant to me.

    This is so random. For each reboot, I cannot tell whether the settings will be greyed out or not.
    All I need is a Weather widget.

    >Try few suggestions:
    >https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/an...ars-grayed-out
    Already tried this. Seems to be set correctly.

    Regards

    Michael B.
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  3. Posts : 43,288
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #13

    New user acct check?
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  4. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Enterprise Version 22H2 Build 19045.3155
    Thread Starter
       #14

    The new user acct check came up with exactly the same result.

    It's hit-and-miss. Quite random.

    All I want out of "News and Interests" is the Weather panel.
    When it was running I found I could not limit the "News and Interests" to just the Weather.

    Is there an alternative Weather widget for Windows 10?

    Cheers

    Michael Blucher
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  5. Posts : 43,288
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #15

    You might try
    Rainlendar

    which says it offers something on weather too. I've not used it, only heard of it.

    That's if you want something in the tray or similar (assuming that's how it works- not looked).

    Otherwise there's the Weather app - included with Windows.

    Settings - Taskbar - News and Interests settings are greyed out-1.jpg

    And possible options if you search the Store:
    https://apps.microsoft.com/store/det...hl=en-us&gl=us
    (variable reviews)
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Enterprise Version 22H2 Build 19045.3155
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Hi

    RainLender2 looks to be an events calendar created by someone called Rainy.
    I'm not seeing a whole lot about the weather.
    And yes I did install it, and look at its options, only to later uninstall it.

    I already have the Windows weather app, however, I'm looking for something I can hook into the Taskbar.

    Strangle, in the last month I've installed two laptops.
    An older Windows Laptop, that had become a crap-top, that I reloaded with Linux Mint.
    And of course, the far newer Laptop this thread is about, upon which Windows 10 Enterprise was installed.

    This is the first time I've found Windows to be giving more issues than Linux, at least not since Windows Vista.
    Go figure. That should never be the case.

    I'll see if I can find a suitable widget in the Microsoft Apps Store.

    Cheers

    Michael Blucher
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  7. Posts : 43,288
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #17

    Never had real problems with Win 10 - 2 laptops- except when MS badly bungled upgrades or updates, or meddled and changed things for the worse. Except for networking of course.. a poorly implemented feature.

    Stable, performs well. One has been progressively upgraded from 1511 (skipping the bad period after 1903); this from 1709 I think. No clean installs since then.

    Rainlendar: there's some addon or option for weather. If you search the page I cited you'll find it. No idea how it is presented.
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  8. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Enterprise Version 22H2 Build 19045.3155
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Hi DalChina

    >Never had real problems with Win 10 - 2 laptops- except when MS badly bungled upgrades or updates, or meddled and changed things for the worse.

    These aren't really problems as such, not like Vista problems anyway.
    They're more nuisance problems as I can't get what I want to work the way I want it or even consistently.
    I remember having the Weather and Sensors on the Taskbar on Windows 8.
    On Linux I have these on the Panel and script the sensors in bash across my network and its 11 Linux nodes.
    It took 3 days to get OpenSSH running on this thing, I had ssh on Linux up and running in minutes.
    Niggly issues. They're annoying, but not major.

    There must be an equivalent to the older Windows Widgets.

    By and Large, Windows 10 is stable and quite impressive, just niggly issues.

    >Rainlendar: there's some addon or option for the weather. If you search the page I cited you'll find it. No idea how it is presented.
    I'll look further into it. (Its a pro version addon)

    Cheers mate

    Michael B
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  9. Posts : 43,288
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #19
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  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Enterprise Version 22H2 Build 19045.3155
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Hi

    This one is a possibility.

    I've installed it and it does require an account and an API key, but I now have that.
    I just need to wait until it activates and test it out.

    Cheers

    Michael B

    - - - Updated - - -

    And yes, Success. Tray Weather works well :)
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