4 Quick methods to disable widgets in Windows 11

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  • Before upgrading to the new OS version, more and more users are looking for ways to disable widgets in Windows 11.
  • The feature takes up a lot of space on the screen and it can get quite frustrating for some people.
  • Even though there are ways to arrange and personalize the widgets to see what's most important to you, they cannot be resized.
  • In this article, you'll learn how to remove the widget in Windows 11 in just two steps, using the taskbar. And that's not the only option.
How to remove widgets on Windows 11
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There is a lot of excitement regarding the new Windows 11. Quite a few users think of making the switch to the new OS version but not without questions.

As most of you already saw on the official Windows 11 presentation, the new features are cool, the design is even cooler but when it comes to widgets, there are already quite a few people that want to know how to disable them.

Besides the fact that the widgets take up a lot of space on the screen, they are also immovable and cannot be resized, and that can be quite a nuisance.

Follow this simple guide and find out how to get rid of the Widgets when making the jump to Windows 11 and enjoy your clean desktop.

How do I disable widgets on Windows 11?

1. Use the taskbar settings

  1. Right-click on the taskbar to select Taskbar settings.
  2. Under the Show Widgets button, turn the toggle Off to remove the Widgets button.

2. Make the changes directly from Windows Settings

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Select Personalization.Settings_Personalization
  3. Click on Taskbar and turn Off the Show Widgets button like in the previous solution.

3. Use the Taskbar Context Menu

  1. Go to the Taskbar and right-click on the Widgets button.
  2. Click on Unpin from taskbar.
  3. This will disable the Widgets button.

4. Use the Registry Editor

  1. Press Windows + R keys and type regedit to open the Registry.Regedit command
  2. Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advancedregedit_advanced_taskbar
  3. On the right side, locate TaskbarDa and change its value from 1 to 0.

Easy, right? There’s no need to get frustrated when customizing your desktop as long as you follow our guides.

Still, if you’re not completely happy about the new design, this guide will help you learn how to make Windows 11 look like Windows 10.

If you have any questions or suggestions, just use the comments section below and let us know what you think.

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