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How to remove annoying news widgets from Windows 11

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Windows 11, for By default, it shows you a bunch of “news” articles when you click the widget icon, the item on the left side of the taskbar that usually shows you the weather. This block of news articles was, until recently, almost impossible to disable. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the selected news articles seemed designed to disrupt anything resembling digital calm; is consistently one of the worst rage baits to be found on the internet, as if the 2000s MSN homepage had a baby with 4chan.

I wrote about how to hide this crap a few years ago, but my process didn’t work for everyone. Since then, a friend of mine almost returned her new Microsoft Surface because of this nonsense, which constantly appears on that device even if you disable the taskbar icon. (She stumbled upon my article, but to no avail and finally used a registry hack to disable the feature entirely.)

None of those solutions are necessary anymore. You can now use the Windows 11 widget area without seeing junk news headlines. That is how.

How to hide the news in Windows 11

Open the Widget Panel on your device (try not to read the horrible headlines, they will disappear soon). Click the gear icon in the upper right corner.

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This will open the settings. Click on the Show or hide feeds option.

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