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Hiding The Weather/News and Interests Icon


How To Hide The Weather/News and Interests Pop-Up.

This guide shows you an easy way on how to hide the weather/news and interests pop-up.

Step one

news weather icon
news and interests expanded options

Locate this icon which is bottom right area and right click on an empty space of the task bar.

A menu like this should appear, hover your mouse over the “News and Interests” area. For the tutorial, we labelled the area as 1.

You should now see a smaller menu pop up. We want to turn the news and interests icon off so make sure to click it in the smaller menu, we labeled this as 2. 

Now you are all done! Now The icon will disspear and you will find no more frustration with it.

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How To Make Your Computer Seem Faster Without An SSD


How To Make Your Computer Appear Faster Without An SSD

In this tutorial we show you how to make your computer appear faster without an SSD. If an SSD upgrade is out your price range then these tricks can help make your computer feel snappier. 

Step one

windows button start menu

Go ahead and open the start menu, it will look like the Windows icon. It’s at the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

Alternatively you can press the Windows key on the keyboard.

Step two

ajust the appearance and peformance of windows

Start typing “Adjust the appearance and peformance of windows” in the area where the arrow points to in the picture. Soon the option for it will show like in the picture to the left.

A window called “Peformance Options” like the one shown in the picture to the left will pop up. Make sure these three options are selected;

“Show thumbnails instead of icons”

“Smooth edges of screen fonts”

“Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop”

Also make sure the other options are unselected and be sure to click “apply” too.

Now the next way is only really a solution if you have programs that pop up each time you turn your computer on. Those programs can make your computer appear sluggish.

option two - Step one

We need to get to the “Task Manager” so to do that you need to click “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “esc”. All These keys are up along the left hand side of the keyboard and all the relevant ones are circled in red in the picture to the left.

Step two

Now you can ignore everything on this page currently except the tabs along the top of the window. Follow them along until lyou see one named “startup”. Click that tab, it is circled in red.

Once you click on the “startup” tab, a screen like this will appear and the only difference being the programs on your screen may be different. Now you can start thinking “what apps pop up whenever I start the computer?”

Step three

For example; if Skype always opens, you click on “Skype” in the list then the “disable” button which is shown in the circled area at the bottom right corner.

Don’t worry, disabling the program won’t uninstall it but it will simply tell the computer not to open the program up when you turn your computer on.


You can also repeat these steps for the likes of Google Chrome and Microsft Edge. If you are having any issues, you can download our remote tool or pop into the shop. These are two little tricks that will help make your computer appear snappier and a little smoother.

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Hide the windows 10 search bar

The Step by Step guide on how to

Hide The Windows 10 Search Bar

Gain more space on the taskbar by following this guide to hide the windows 10 search bar, also find out how to show it again if needed

Windows 10 search bar

Step One

hide Windows 10 Search bar and Task bar

Start by either finding the search bar or some blank space between your icons on the taskbar.

Move your mouse there and right-click, then move on to the next step.

Step Two

You should see this menu pop up above where you right clicked.

Stick your mouse over search near the top there and a sub menu will appear.

“You will also see some other options you may want to play with”

Step Three

search bar hidden

You will see more options pop up to the side.

Left click hidden to hide it or you have two options for showing it.

“Show Search icon” is a smaller magnifying glass icon that does not take up much room, or “Show Search Box” is your regular one.


That’s you done, Just repeat the steps above to get it back if you need to.

Now you can pin way more programs and have a less cluttered desktop!