If you enable automatic updates in Windows 10, you may have noticed that a new—and rather annoying—Weather and News widget has been added to the taskbar. Well, this article from MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how to remove the weather from taskbar in Windows 10.

Officially called "News and Interests", this widget was introduced by Microsoft earlier this year and now appears on the taskbar in the lower right corner of the desktop.

While some Windows 10 users may find it useful to know the weather while using a laptop or computer, others don’t want it to take up too much space on the taskbar. Additionally, when you accidentally move the mouse over the Weather button that is added to the taskbar, it will automatically pop up, most of which may not be relevant to you.

Fortunately, it only takes a few seconds to remove the weather in Windows 10. Well, there are two ways to remove the weather in Windows 10.

Way 1: Remove the Weather from Taskbar in Windows 10

You can easily remove the Weather from taskbar in Windows 10. Here is the guide to help you.

Step 1: Right click on the taskbar of your system and select the News and Interests option.

Step 2: Then in the sub-menu, select the Turn off option and the widget will be removed from your taskbar.

select the Turn off option

Tip: In addition, you can customize the appearance of News and Interests on the taskbar. If you want to be less cluttered on the taskbar, but still want to keep the Weather widget there, click the Show icons only option. After clicking, you will only see icons for the current weather (clouds, sun, rain, snow, etc.). If you like the Weather widget but are annoyed by its popping-up behavior when the mouse hovers over it, click the Open on hover option.
Disable the Weather via the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10

If you have multiple users on your laptop or computer, as an administrator, you can choose to disable the weather function for all users. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Press Windows key + R and type gpedit.msc. And then press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Then navigate to this path Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > News and Interests on the taskbar.
  3. On the right pane, double click on Enable news and interests on the taskbar entry to edit its properties.
  4. In the properties window, select the Disabled
  5. Click Apply > OK and then exit the Group Policy Editor.
Note: If you leave the setting as Not Configured, the experience will be enabled by default.

In this way, you will not see the annoying Weather and News widget on the taskbar.

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