Microsoft released details about Windows 10 Known Issue: News and Interests Button on the Windows taskbar might have Blurry Text. The known issue with News and interest button is impacting the following Windows versions:
Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10, version 2004; Windows 10, version 1909. There is no fix available while writing this blog post. It seems Microsoft is working on a solution and will provide an update in an upcoming version.
I have seen many organizations trying to Turn Off Windows 10 News and Interests on the Taskbar. The main reason seems to be this is more Windows 10 consumer feature rather than an enterprise one.
Windows 10 Known Issue:
The news and interests button in the Windows taskbar might have blurry text on certain display configurations. This issue normally shows up after installing KB5001391 or later updates of Windows 10.
The blurry image issue is not there for all types of display configurations. For example, I couldn’t see this when I use the Surface book. However, I could see this issue when I use a Lenovo laptop with an external monitor.
How to Turn off News and Interest Feature?
Turn Off Windows 10 News And Interests On The Taskbar is the post that will help you understand the options to disable the news and interests feature from Windows 10 21H1. Jitesh already explained in the above post how to disable this feature using Intune and Group policy.
Even though this is a useful option for Windows 10 consumers, the enterprises might not enable this mainly because of performance optimization requirements. This is mainly applicable for Azure Virtual Desktop scenarios.
As I mentioned above section, Microsoft has not released any detailed resolution for this issue. Also, there is no workaround provided while writing this post.
Keep a look at Microsoft documentation Windows 10, version 21H1 | Microsoft Docs.
Updated on 22nd June 2021 – The issue is Resolved with KB5003690.
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