How to Disable Taskbar Weather Widget on Windows 11

Microsoft has recently made some changes to Windows 11 which add some useful features, including Spotlight wallpapers, Voice access, and some others. With this update, a new way of accessing widgets has also been introduced by the company. If you don’t want the weather to be displayed in the taskbar or just want to remove the annoyance, Windows 11 lets you disable the weather widget. This post will show you how to enable or disable Taskbar weather widget in Windows 11.

enable or disable Taskbar weather widget in Windows 11

Is it possible to customize the News and Interests Widget?

Sure! Every widget has customizable options. You can adjust the size and placement of the News and Interests Widget, giving you full control over its appearance. If the widget has been opened from the taskbar, the right corner contains three dots. Clicking on the dots changes the widget’s size. With this option, you can choose the size of the card.

Moreover, you can customize which information cards appear in the News and Interest widget, ensuring that only the news and information you care about are displayed. Aside from your outlook calendar, you can also add your to-do list, your sport, and entertainment preferences, as well as your contacts. According to your priorities, you can also select the order in which the cards will appear.

Unlike Windows 10, Windows 11 no longer displays the weather report in the taskbar anymore. The widget icon on the taskbar allows you to view the weather forecast. However, if you don’t want to see the weather forecast in your widget panel, check out this guide to disable it.

How to Disable Taskbar Weather Widget on Windows 11

To disable the Taskbar weather widget on your Windows 11 PC, use the below steps:

  • Press the Windows+I key to open the Settings menu.
  • From the left pane, click on the Personalization tab.
  • On the right side of the window, click on the Taskbar option.

Disable Widgets on Windows 11

  • Under the Taskbar items section, turn off the Widgets toggle.

As soon as you complete these steps, you will notice that the weather icon has been disappeared from the Taskbar. Although, it can still be accessed using the Windows+W shortcut key.

How to Enable Taskbar Weather Widget on Windows 11

Below are the steps you can use to disable your PC’s weather widget in the Taskbar:

  • Right-click on the Start button and select  Settings.
  • Select Personalization in the left-hand pane.
  • Then, click on the Taskbar option on the right.
  • Turn on the toggle switch next to the Widgets option, under Taskbar items.

This way you can enable or disable the Taskbar widget on your Windows 11 computer.

What is the News and Interests widget?

Users of the News and Interest widget were given a preview of a new operating system long before it was even announced. On Windows 11, the widget not only provides you with news updates but also personal content according to your interests. In addition to weather updates for your area, the widget also shows traffic, sports, finance, and news headlines.

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