There is a new weather widget to the left of the taskbar. Follow these steps to remove the weather widget on Windows 11 taskbar if you don’t like it.
Microsoft added a new widget to the Windows 11 taskbar with the recent update. That widget is no other than the Weather Info. Starting with the optional update “KB5010414,” Windows 11 can now show the weather info directly on the taskbar.
If you are wondering, Microsoft replaced the widget icon with the weather info widget. i.e., when you enable the Widgets option in the Taskbar customization options page, Windows 11 will show the weather widget instead of the Widgets icon.
For users configured Windows 11 with the centered taskbar, having the weather widget to the left of the screen is pretty good. This is mainly because the left of the taskbar no longer looks empty and out of place. If you are still using left-aligned taskbar icons, the weather widget will appear to the right of the taskbar.
Of course, in the quintessential Microsoft way, you cannot choose where the weather widget appears on the taskbar unless you also change where the taskbar Start menu and other icons appear.
For most users, a weather widget is quite helpful. It gives you quick weather info while also allowing you to open the Widgets panel by hovering your mouse over it.
That being said, not everyone likes the new weather widget. This is especially true if you want the taskbar to be clean and minimal. In that case, you can remove the weather widget on the taskbar in Windows 11. All it takes is a couple of clicks, and you are good to go.
This easy Windows 11 guide will show you how to remove the new weather widget in the Windows 11 taskbar without delay.
Remove weather widget on the taskbar in Windows 11
To remove the weather widget from the taskbar, you need to disable the taskbar widgets option in the Settings app. All it takes is toggling a button, and you are good to go. Let me show you how.
- Open Windows 11 Settings.
- Choose “Personalization” on the sidebar.
- Click “Taskbar” on the right page.
- Turn off the “Widgets” option.
- With that, the weather widget is removed from the taskbar.
Steps with screenshots and a bit more detail:
Use the keyboard shortcut “Windows key + I” to launch the Windows 11 Settings app. Of course, you can also open the same from the Start menu search or by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom.
In Windows 11 Settings, choose the “Personalization” option on the sidebar. Next, click on the “Taskbar” option.
Now, turn off the Widgets option under the “Taskbar Items” section.
The taskbar weather widget is instantly removed when you turn off the Widgets option in the taskbar settings.
If you ever need the weather widget back on the taskbar, turn on the “Widgets” option on the Taskbar settings page.
That is it. It is that simple to remove the weather widget in Windows 11.
I hope this easy Windows 11 how-guide helped you.
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