How to Hide And Show the Widgets Menu from Taskbar on Windows 11

How to Hide And Show the Widgets Menu from Taskbar on Windows 11

By the end of this article, you will be able to Hide And Show the Widgets Menu from Taskbar on Windows 11.

The new Windows 11 has some great features which includes a new Widgets menu found on the taskbar. Well, for most Windows 11 users this feature might not be useful and can take up taskbar space especially while working with many tasks at the same time. 

What is the Widgets Menu in Windows 11?

The Windows 11 Widgets menu is simply an updated version of the Windows 10 "News & Interests" taskbar flyout which has now been pinned to the Taskbar by default. The Widget connects to the same MSN service, and offers the same news, weather, sports, and finance updates.

In this article, we will cover how to Hide And Show the Widgets Menu from Taskbar on Windows 11 PC. Follow the steps below.

How to Hide the Widgets Menu Button

There are two ways to Hide or disable the Widgets menu from taskbar in Windows 11, and both of these steps are easy to implement.

The First Method is to right-click on the Widget menu button from your taskbar and select “Hide from Taskbar.”

The Second Method is even more complicated, but can still be easy as long as you follow the steps:

1. Navigate to Windows Settings and then Personalization.

2. From the Personalization screen navigate to Taskbar > Taskbar Items and then flip the switch beside “Widgets” to “Off.”

That's all, the Widgets button will immediately disappear from your taskbar.

How to Show the Windows 11 Widgets Menu Button

To show or re-enable the Widgets menu button on your taskbar, all you have to do is follow these steps:

First, right-click on the taskbar and then select “Taskbar Settings.”

From the “Taskbar Items,” toggle the switch beside “Widgets” to turn it “On.”

Bonus: You can use the keyboard shortcut Win+W to bring up the Widget menu.

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