How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

How to Remove or Disable Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

Windows 11 introduced an all-new Widget pane that resides on the left side of the screen. Although it got a new user interface to match the new appearance of Windows 11, Widgets were not as welcomed by the users. This is not the first time, Windows has tried its hands on the Widgets side of the Operating system. While it acts as a hub for information like weather, stock traffics, news, etc., the Widget pane is scarcely used by most. Another glaring point is the Live Weather & News Widget which is located on the Taskbar so it is hard not to notice it. Continue reading to disable or remove Weather widget from Taskbar in Windows 11 PCs.

How to Remove or Disable Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

How to Remove or Disable Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

You can access it by:

  • either pressing Windows + W keyboard shortcut
  • or by clicking on the Widgets icon in the Taskbar.

There are three methods to disable Weather widget from Taskbar on Windows 11 as discussed below.

Method 1: Through Widget Pane

Follow the steps mentioned below to remove Weather widget from Taskbar on Windows 11 through the Widget pane:

1. Press Windows + W keys together to open the Widget pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Click on three horizontal dotted icon present in the top right-hand corner of the Weather widget.

3. Now, select the Remove widget option from the context menu as shown highlighted.

right click on weather widget and select remove widget in the Widget pane. How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

Also Read: 9 Best Calendar Apps for Windows 11

Method 2: Through Windows Settings

Following are the steps to remove Weather widget from Taskbar in Windows 11 through Windows Settings:

1. Click on the Search icon and type Settings, then click on Open.

Start menu search results for Settings. How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

2. Click on Personalization in the left pane and click on Taskbar in the right, as shown.

Personalization tab in the Settings app

3. Switch Off the toggle for Widgets under Taskbar items to disable live weather widget icon.

Taskbar settings

Also Read: How to Pin Apps to Taskbar on Windows 11

Method 3: Through Command Prompt

Now if you really want to get rid of widgets altogether, we got your back. Follow these steps to uninstall Widgets completely from Windows 11 PC:

1. Click on the Search icon and type Command prompt, then click on Run as administrator to launch Elevated Command Prompt.

Start menu search results for Command Prompt. How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

2. Click on Yes in the User Account Control prompt.

3. Type winget uninstall “windows web experience pack” and press Enter key.

command prompt command to uninstall Widgets

4. Press Y followed by Enter key as an answer to Do you agree to all the source agreements terms?

Input required for accepting terms and conditions of Microsoft Store

5. Restart your PC after receiving the Successfully uninstalled message, as depicted below.

Successful uninstalling Widgets. How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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