How Do I Remove a Windows widget?

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How Do I Remove a Windows widget?

To remove a widget in Windows 11, follow the below steps.

  • Click the Widgets icon on the Taskbar.
  • Click on the “Menu” (…) icon on the widget.
  • Press the “Remove widget” option.
  • With that, the widget is removed in Windows 11.

First, open the Widgets section and then click the Menu icon (…) appearing on the top-right corner of the widget. From here, click the “Remove widget” option. As soon as you select the option, the widget is removed immediately.


Customize a widget in Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you customize widgets a little bit. That is, you can make them big or small. To change the widget size, click on the “Menu” icon (…) and then choose the “Medium” or “Large” option according to what you need.


Some widgets will have additional customization options. For example, the weather widget lets you change the city. To customize a widget, click on the “Menu” icon (…) and then select the “Customize Widget” option.


Depending on the widget, the customization options will be different. In the weather widget’s case, you can change the city and choose between Celsius or Fahrenheit.


Cannot find the Widget button on the taskbar.

The widget icon might be hidden. Go to the “Settings > Personalization > Taskbar” and turn on the “Widgets” option.

Cannot see the “Customize widget” option.

Not all widgets support customization. If a widget doesn’t support customization, you will not see the “Customize Widget” option.

I cannot open Widgets in Windows 11.

If you cannot open widgets or use them, it is possible that you are not signed in to your Microsoft Account. An MS account is required to use widgets. So, sign in to your Microsoft Account and then try again.

Can I add widgets to the desktop in Windows 11?

No. You can only add widgets in the Widgets section. You cannot add them to the desktop.

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