Adobe Post 20210626 1056290.3931723321460967 compress39 How to Add and Remove Widgets from the Taskbar on Windows 11 PC

How to Add and Remove Widgets from the Taskbar on Windows 11 PC

You may have well acquainted with widgets, if not in Windows 10, I’m sure you know widgets from your phone. Windows 11 has also introduced Widgets, a new feature that is similar to News and Interests available on Windows 10. If the Widget button is taking up unnecessary space or you don’t use the feature often, you can remove it from the Windows 11 taskbar.

In this article, you will learn the steps on how to quickly add and remove Widgets from the taskbar on Windows 11 PC.

What Else is New in Windows 11?

Microsoft just announced the new official Windows 11 at an event on June 24, 2021. Windows 11 brings many new features. Compared with the previous version of the Microsoft operating system, these new features are a bit jaw-dropping and impressive.

Microsoft started the event by introducing a new start menu, the start menu is located in the center, in the start menu, you can use the snipping feature. When you maximize the window, the snipping is also available in all windows. This feature will improve work efficiency every time you process a project.

Microsoft redesigned the new Windows Store from scratch. You can install and run Android apps directly on Windows 11, which is very impressive. The developers are working hard to create an in-app Android app that can run on the Microsoft store without any issues. Microsoft also announced that if you’re building apps, they won’t even get 1% of app revenue.

You can read more about the new features of Windows 11 here. Now let’s go towards how to enable and disable Widgets on your Windows 11 PC or laptop.

How to Add Widgets to Taskbar on Windows 11

To enable the Widgets button on the taskbar, use these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Personalization.
  • Click on Taskbar.
  • Turn on the Show Widgets button toggle switch to add the Widgets button to the taskbar.
Adding Widgets to Taskbar on Windows 11
Turn on ‘Show Widgets button’

After you complete the steps, the Widgets button will appear on the taskbar.

How to Remove Widgets from The Taskbar on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can remove or disable the Widgets in two different ways, including using the taskbar context menu or Settings.

1. Remove Widgets From Taskbar Settings

To disable or remove the Widgets button with Settings, use these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Personalization.
  • Click on Taskbar.
  • Turn off the Show Widgets button toggle switch to remove the Widgets button.
Remove Widgets From Taskbar Settings
Turn off ‘Show Widgets button’

Once you complete the steps, the Widgets button will no longer appear in the taskbar. However, the feature will still be functional when using the Windows key + W keyboard shortcut.

2. Remove Widgets from The Taskbar Context Menu

To disable or remove the Widgets button, use these steps:

  • Right-click the Widgets button on the taskbar.
  • Select the Unpin from taskbar option to remove the Widgets button.
Remove Widgets from The Taskbar Context Menu
Unpin from taskbar

Final Words

That’s all about how to add and remove Widgets from the taskbar on Windows 11 using easy steps. Although Widgets is a pretty cool and useful feature, it may sometimes get annoying. So according to your preferences, you now can enable or disable it on your Windows 11 PC or laptop. Good Luck!


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