Microsoft News Bar app brings latest headlines to desktop on Windows 10

Microsoft made a scrolling news app for the Windows 10 desktop.

News Bar app for Windows 10
News Bar app for Windows 10

On Windows 10, the News Bar is an app from the Microsoft Store designed to bring you the latest headlines from the Microsoft News network and stock information to the desktop.

The app is similar to taskbar you see on Windows 10, which you can position on either side of the screen, at the bottom above the taskbar, or at the top of the screen. The headlines scroll automatically, but you can also use the side buttons to scroll through all the news. If there’s something you like, you can click it to open the article with your default web browser.

If you want to customize the experience, you can click the settings (gear) button, where you can control the position, visualization, background, and monitor location.

Also, you can customize the news edition, stocks, and there’s even an option to automatically restore bar after a period of time if minimized.

Although many people want to skip the news these days, if you’re a news junkie, the News Bar is a must have app on your Windows 10 installation.

News Bar is free, and you can download it as beta from the Microsoft Store.

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