Windows 10 taskbar to get a news widget

Posted on Thursday, Jan 07 2021 @ 13:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc delivered an overview of the new features and bug fixes found in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21286. This is the first new Dev Channel release of the year, you can check what's new over here.

The biggest new feature isn't particularly exciting. Microsoft cooked up a new widget for the Windows 10 taskbar that give access to a personalized feed with content like news, weather updates, stock tickers, etc.

Windows 10 taskbar news widget

Next the software giant has moved Storage Spaces to the Settings app, marking a further centralization of where you can adjust Windows 10 settings. The new menu lets you create storage pools and storage spaces, adding, and removing disks, and optimizing pools.

There are also several other enhancements for advanced users. Microsoft has a new command line tool called DiskUsage, it lets you view and query disk space usage via the command line. Furthermore, it's now also possible to run commands on start up in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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