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

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  1. xraiderv1's Avatar
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       #70

    I LOVE this new taskbar widget..its just one less thing I gotta have open app wise or tab wise in my web browser.
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  2. camelia's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x64 bits
       #71

    If you are using a 3rd party firewall, you will need to allow: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe
    If I block in my Firewall SearchApp.exe can I brake Windows Update?

    Came
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  3. steve108's Avatar
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       #72

    camelia said:
    If I block in my Firewall SearchApp.exe can I brake Windows Update?

    Came
    Blocking search should not affect Windows Updates.
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  4. Posts : 2,813
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #73

    Hi,

    No, one has nothing to do with the other.

    Cheers,
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  5. steve108's Avatar
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       #74

    camelia said:
    If I block in my Firewall SearchApp.exe can I brake Windows Update?

    Came
    Hello Came,
    If you are wanting to disable internet search results from Windows Search, you may find this useful:
    How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu

    I personally find internet search results to be a distraction, so I have disabled them on all my PCs

    Maybe doing this will also stop SearchApp.exe from trying to access the internet ..... you can let me know if you try it
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #75

    Hello @camelia,

    camelia said:
    If I block in my Firewall SearchApp.exe can I brake Windows Update?

    Surprisingly enough, this is one process that does NOT have an impact on the WU operational process as there is NO direct connection as such between them..

    I hope this helps.
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  7. Posts : 1,049
    10 + Linux
       #76

    Remove Web Search + News & Interests


    20H1 Removes web search + Win11 > 1 = OFF; 0 = ON:

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /v "DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"  /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    -Sign out After

    The command line works at removing it in Win11. @steve108, Thanks mate for the link! It is a qwick and simple solution.

    An efficient way to remove News & Interests, it must be re-checked for each CU's.

    Kill News Feed > 1 = ON; 0 = OFF:

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds" /v "IsFeedsAvailable"  /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds\FeedRepositoryState" /v "FeedEnabled"  /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    -Sign out After

    A better one that requires no modification, set the taskbar at the top of the screen. If still working?
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  8. camelia's Avatar
    Posts : 263
    Windows 10 x64 bits
       #77

    steve108 said:
    Hello Came,
    If you are wanting to disable internet search results from Windows Search, you may find this useful:
    How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu

    I personally find internet search results to be a distraction, so I have disabled them on all my PCs

    Maybe doing this will also stop SearchApp.exe from trying to access the internet ..... you can let me know if you try it
    I do not have Explorer Entry

    How to Enable or Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10-noexplorer.jpg

    I really hate News and Interest

    I am using a 3rd party firewall, and I block C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe

    In this thread there is a .reg file

    Disable_News_and_Interests_on_taskbar_feature_for_all_users.reg

    @ How to Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Windows 10 | Windows Questions

    Is a .bat file

    Hide_icon_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat​

    Do I have to run the .reg and the .bat file?

    Camelia
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #78

    Hello @camelia,

    You can use just the hide BAT file in step 4 of option 2 in the tutorial below to remove "News and Interests" for your account.

    How to Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Windows 10 | Windows Questions
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  10. steve108's Avatar
    Posts : 14,173
    19041.1237 - 2004/20H1 Home x64
       #79

    camelia said:
    I do not have Explorer Entry

    How to Enable or Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10-noexplorer.jpg

    I really hate News and Interest

    I am using a 3rd party firewall, and I block C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe

    In this thread there is a .reg file

    Disable_News_and_Interests_on_taskbar_feature_for_all_users.reg

    @ How to Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Windows 10 | Windows Questions

    Is a .bat file

    Hide_icon_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat​

    Do I have to run the .reg and the .bat file?

    Camelia
    Hello Camelia,
    You mentioned not having the key:
    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    Do you see internet search results when you do a Windows search using?

    I can't recall if I had to create the Explorer key or if it was already existing.

    If you see internet search results and don't want them, then you can create the Explorer key and continue following the instructions.
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