How to Remove Widgets from Windows 11 Taskbar

Windows 11 introduced taskbar widgets that take up most of the screen when viewed, which can be annoying. This is a modified analogue of ” News and Interests ” in Windows 10. This tutorial will show you how to disable widgets in Windows 11 to remove the widget button from the taskbar.

Disable Windows 11 Taskbar widgets

Disable Windows 11 Taskbar widgets

  • Right-click on the icon ” mini-applications ” and select ” Unpin from Taskbar .”
  • If you need to turn it back on, go to ” Settings “> ” Personalization “> ” Taskbar “, and on the right, turn on the ” Remove widget button ” slider.

You can also remove Widgets from Windows 11 Taskbar using the registry

Press Win + R and type regedit to open Registry Editor. Then follow the path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced
  • On the right, find the TaskbarDa parameter and double click on it.
  • Set the value to 0 to hide or 1 to show.

Note: This does not entirely remove the widgets from the system since the widgets will be displayed if you press Win + W. It is challenging to cut out widgets since the process is interconnected with Edge and depends on some system processes.

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