This post shows students and new users the steps to remove the weather widget from the taskbar in Windows 11. Recent internal builds from Microsoft added a weather widget or icon to the left of the taskbar in Windows 11 .

For those enrolled in the Insider Preview program, you will notice that the left side of the taskbar in Windows 11 is not a blank space with the Start menu taskbar in the middle. That area now includes the weather information and opens the widget panel when users click or hover over the icon.

The new feature works the same way as the News and Interests panel in Windows 10.

If you decide to move the Start button and apps to the left like in previous versions of Windows, Windows replaces the widget button with a weather conditions icon on the taskbar.

If you don’t like this behavior, you can disable it simply by disabling the widget icon on the taskbar, and the steps below will show you how to do it.

How to disable the weather app on the taskbar in Windows 11

As mentioned above, recent builds of Windows 11 on the DEV channel added a weather widget to the taskbar in Windows 11.

Here’s how to disable the weather widget button on the taskbar.

To remove or hide the widget icon on the taskbar in Windows 11, click Start Menu And go to Settings.

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windows 11 startup settings

From the system configuration page, click Personalization in the item list on the left and scroll down to the Taskbar tile on the right as shown below.

Windows 11 taskbar settings

About him Taskbar Settings panel, move the button to Off to disable the weather widget in the Windows 11 widgets on the taskbar. To enable, move the button to About position.

add or remove widgets from window 11

Enable or disable registry widgets

You can also enable or disable widgets in the Windows 11 registry. To do that, use the Windows search function and search regedit As shown below.

regedit on windows 11

When the registry editor opens, navigate to the path below:

add or remove the Windows 11 widget registry

Double click on REG_DWORD and open. Then use the value data to add or remove the taskbar widgets.

disable or enable widgets on the Windows 11 taskbar

0 = Delete
one = Add

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to show or hide the weather widget icon on the taskbar in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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