Need quick weather info at a glance? You can show weather info to Windows 11 Taskbar with just a few clicks. Here is how to do it.
In Windows 10, you can add a weather widget to the taskbar to show quick weather info. For some Windows users, having the weather info at a glance is pretty useful. However, for some odd reason, Microsoft removed the feature in Windows 11.
If you are wondering, the weather functionality is still available in Windows 11. You can see it in the Widgets panel (use Win + W). However, MS removed the dedicated taskbar widget. Of course, if you are following the recent Windows 11 developments, Microsoft improved the taskbar in some ways and crippled it in many ways. One of those crippled features is the downgraded weather widget.
That being said, if you don’t like the default Windows 11 weather widget, you can still show weather info in Windows 11 taskbar using free software.
One of the main advantages of using third-party software is that the features are polished and functional. Often, these software provide more customization options to make the weather info look and feel how you want.
So, without further ado, let me show you how to add weather to Windows 11 taskbar in simple and easy steps.
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Add weather widget to Windows 11 Taskbar
Windows has a built-in weather widget that appears to the left of the taskbar if the taskbar icons are centered. When the taskbar items are left aligned, the weather widget appears to the right of the taskbar.
- Open the Windows 11 Settings
- Choose “Personlization” on the sidebar.
- Click on “Taskbar” in the main page.
- Turn on the “Widgets” option.
- With that, you should see the weather widget on the taskbar.
Clicking or mouse hovering on the widget will open the new Windows 11 Widgets panel. As of now, there is no way to customize the look and feel of the widget other than changing the city. To change the city, click on the weather widget, open the Weather option in the Widgets panel, choose “Customize Widget” and select the city of your choice.
Use Weather Bar to show weather widget in Windows 11
To show the weather info in the windows 11 taskbar, we will use a free software called Weather Bar. It is straightforward yet effective software to show the weather information on the taskbar. Let me show you how to install and configure Weather Bar to add weather info to the taskbar in Windows 11.
The first thing we need to do is download the Weather Bar app. To do that, go to the official website and click the Download button. The web page might show a warning message about Windows 11 and Windows Defender. Click the “Ok” button to continue. The app works fine in Windows 11. So, don’t worry.
Download link: https://weatherbarapp.com/
After downloading the application, find it in the Downloads folder and double-click on it to install. The application will install silently.
After installing, the weather widget is added to the taskbar. The weather widget might be hidden in the taskbar overflow menu by default.
In that case, drag it to the main taskbar items.
By default, the app will guess your location to show the relevant weather information. You can click on the weather widget icon to see the current city.
If the current city is not correct, you need to add your city and mark it as the primary location. To do that, right-click on the weather widget and choose the “Saved locations” option.
Now, click the “Add (+)” button.
Search for your city, select it from the dropdown menu and click the “Let’s Go” or Add button.
As soon as you do that, the city is added to the weather app. After that, we need to mark it as primary. To do that, mouse over the city card and click on the “Star” icon.
When asked for confirmation, click the “Primary” button. This action will show the weather info of your current city.
Now, right-click on the weather widget and choose the “Primary Location” option.
Follow the same steps to add cities. However, you can only show weather info for one city at a time.
By default, the widget might show weather in Fahrenheit. If that’s not your preferred measurement, you can change it. To do that, right-click on the weather widget and choose “Preferences.”
Go to the “Units” tab and select “Celsius.” If needed, you can also change the time format.
That is it. With that, you have successfully installed Weather Bar and configured it to show weather info in Windows 11 taskbar.
I hope this simple and easy Windows 11 how-to guide helped you.
If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.