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Windows 10 News Widget.
Have you noticed that there is a new icon in your taskbar that is showing the weather? This is the new Windows 10 News Widget that has come in with a recent update.
If you hover your mouse over it a partial screen will pop up with news and a more detailed weather forecast. This pop up is highly customizable. You can delete items you have no interest in and add things that you want to read about. If you don’t want to see it at all, you can remove it from your taskbar.
At first, I thought it was rather invasive and I didn’t like it, but after I looked at it a little closer and saw all the options for news items, I decided to give it a try.
To customize your news feed, click on “Manage Interests” at the top right of the pop-up. This will take you to a website where you can click on different interests that you want to see. You can also search for something if you don’t see it listed. Just click on the little plus (+) symbols next to the item you want to add.
Each of the boxes within the news feed also can be customized or deleted. Click on the three dots that are at the top right of each of the sections and you will be given choices to remove it, or see more like it, etc.
If you do decide you don’t like the news feed at all you can remove it from your task bar by right clicking on the weather symbol. Toward the top of the list that shows you will see “News and Interests”. Click it and you will be given the option to remove it from the taskbar. If you turn it off and later decide to turn it on, the option will be there when you right click your taskbar.
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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
I started working with computers in the early 80’s when I worked at the Air Traffic Control Center (FAA) in Auburn, WA. I worked there for 12 years and eventually ended up in the computer lab overseeing new Air Traffic Control students doing their required computer training. From there, I took a job with Boeing in their Computer Based Training department developing the computer training materials that airplane customers receive when they buy Boeing’s planes. Except for a few Boeing layoffs and re-hires, I worked there until 2015 when our department was disolved and the work moved elsewhere to save money.
Since leaving Boeing I have worked at a variety of jobs in the valley. While working at Fischer’s Market I met Robert. After he learned of my computer background he told me he was wanting to retire at some point and was looking for someone to work with him and possibly pass the torch to. For the past 6 months or so I’ve been working as his assistant and learning his business. On March 31, I officially purchased ComputerFAQ from him and am very excited to continue his work.
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