Microsoft to refresh Windows 10 taskbar with Personalization

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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US-based multinational technology company Microsoft is redesigning the classic Windows 10 taskbar. In a new update, the Windows 10 taskbar will now show personalized content such as news and other topics of interest alongside the users’ programs and toggles.

These information points will be based on the needs of the users and constantly change with time. The update is expected to arrive in the coming months. Microsoft wants to add the latest personalization feature to the taskbar itself since many users depend on their devices for a variety of purposes, including checking the time, weather, and instant news updates.

Bringing updates on these important topics directly to the taskbar would enable Microsoft users to stay informed from their taskbar.

What’s new in the Windows 10 taskbar update?

The weather icon in the Windows 10 taskbar will display users the current weather in their region in real-time. Another icon would allow users to see the most recent news, sports, stock, and traffic updates. The features would enable users to quickly and easily access these bits of information without having to open multiple apps and switch between them.

When reading notifications in a hurry, such as a news story, the taskbar will allow you to quickly save content to read later at your leisure.

With these new features, you’ll be able to customize the look of your taskbar. Users who want more detail on display at all times can let the taskbar show the weather in complete text form.

Similarly, if users want a simple setup to save taskbar space, they can just show a weather icon rather than the full text. Users may also organize other types of content, such as fashion, sports, and other topics, according to their preferences.

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