News and Interest is bugged, but Microsoft is trying to fix it

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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With an overpowering desire to always get to the bottom of things and uncover the truth, Alex spent most of his time working as a news reporter, anchor,... read more
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  • The news and interests taskbar widget bug has caused quite a ruckus on social media. 
  • After users complained so much about it, Microsoft has finally acknowledged the issue.
  • The company stated that it is currently working on fixing the problem and will do so with a future update.
  • For the moment, no official release date for the fix has been made public by Microsoft.
Windows 10 news and interests bug

If you have been dealing with the blurry text issue, on the news and interests taskbar widget, rest assured that you are not alone.

Many of the Windows 10 users have been actually complaining about this on Reddit and on Microsoft’s forums as well.

I don’t mind the feature but the text is SOOOO noticeable and just hideous. I thought it was maybe because I was using the small taskbar option but nope, the text is still blurry even on the normal size.

This bug started making their lives harder after installing the latest optional updates, and Microsoft has finally acknowledged the problem.

Many users are affected by this issue

If you remember, Microsoft announced this new feature back in January of this year. The news and interests widget had been in testing with Windows Insiders for a couple of months.

However, now it is generally available for everyone with the June 2021 updates.

Soon after receiving this update though, users started reporting that the feature comes with some bugs that completely ruin the taskbar’s display and notification icons on the tray.

A lot of users on Microsoft’s Feedback Hub described struggling with similar issues, as this nasty the bug is affecting users running Windows 10 version 21H1, 20H2, 2004, and 1909.

Microsoft acknowledged the issue and tries to fix it

The tech giant has recently updated its Windows 10 Health Dashboard page in order to let everyone know that it’s investigating this problem, and a fix will be coming in a future update.

After installing KB5001391 or later updates, the news and interests button in the Windows taskbar might have blurry text on certain display configurations.

For the moment, there’s no ETA for when this patch will be available on Windows 10, but most likely, knowing Microsoft, it won’t be that long at all.

If the issue bothers you to the point where you just can’t stand it anymore, you can simply turn it off and wait for Microsoft to deal with the situation, before reinstalling it.

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