Windows 11 has got a mixed response from Windows users globally. Some have said the new update from Microsoft is good however some of them have a got bad experience. But the Windows 11 comes with some improved customizations that can be used to make the Windows 11 functionally favourable as per your likings. One such thing is the Weather app. There are a lot of users who want to get rid of the Weather widget from the Taskbar. And here is the step-by-step tutorial on how you can remove the Weather Widget from Windows 11. Some people also want to disable or remove the Weather Widget from the Taskbar in their Windows 10 PC and that part will also be covered here. So, ultimately in this fixing guide, I am going to show you how to remove the Weather Widget from the Taskbar in Windows 11 and Windows 10.
How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11
Let’s start with the methods to remove the Weather widget from the Taskbar in Windows 11 first. Here are the 3 different ways to do so.
Method 1: Using Widget Panel
Windows 11 comes with a widget panel and that can be used directly to remove the Weather widget. Here are the steps:
- First, open the Widget panel by pressing the Win + W on your keyboard.
- In the widget panel, click on the three dots of the weather widget card.
- Now, from the list, click on the Remove widget option.
Method 2: Using Windows Settings
You can also use the Windows settings to remove the weather widget. Actually, Windows 11 comes with a feature to enable or disable the widgets of the taskbar completely. Disabling it also disables the Weather widget. Here’re the steps to disable the taskbar widgets in Windows 11.
- Press Win + I on your keybaord to open Windows Settings.
- Go to Personalization > Taskbar.
- Come under the Taskbar items option and switch off the toggle for Widgets to disable the live weather widget.
Method 3: Using Command Prompt
Lastly, you can use the Command Prompt of your Windows to uninstall the widget completely from your Windows 11 PC.
- Search for Command Prompt and run it as administrator.
- Now, execute the command:
winget uninstall “windows web experience pack”and press Y to confirm the execution.
- It will start executing the command and once you get the successfully uninstalled message in the command promt window, you can restart your PC.
How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 10
Now, let’s move on to the Windows 10 OS. There are many who want to remove the Weather widget on their Windows 10 PC as well.
Method 1: From Taskbar
Windows 10 provides the facility to remove the Weather widget from the Taskbar directly by right-clicking on it. Here’s the exact process.
- Right-click on the Taskbar to open the list of options.
- From the options click on News and interests.
- From the next list of options, select the Trun off option to disable the News and interests widget that will also include the Weather widgets as well.
Method 2: Using Widget Panel
You can use the Widget panel of the Windows 10 remove the Weather widget from there.
- Click on the News and weather widget by clicking on it in the Taskbar.
- From the widget cards, click on the three-dot button of the Weather card and select the Hide Card option.
Method 3: Using Registry Editor
The Registry Editor of the Windows is of multiple uses and one of them is to disable the weather display. Here’s how its done.
- Open Run dialog box by pressing Win + R on the keyboard.
regeditand press OK open the Registry Editor on your PC.
- In the Registry Editor widndow, navigate to the following path:
You can also copy and paste the pasth in the addressbar of the Redestry editor window.
- Now, double-click on ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode and set its Data value to 2.
- Click on OK and restart your PC.
Method 4: Using Group Policy Editor
Windows Group Policy Editor can also be used to disable the weather widget on Windows 10 and here’s how to do it.
- Search and open the Group Policy Editor.
- In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Component > News and interests.
- Now, double-click on the Enable News and interests on the taskbar option and select Disable.
- Apply the changes and restart your PC.
Here comes the end of this fixing guide and I am hoping that you’ll now be using your Windows PC with less annoying experience by eliminating the weather widget. Removing the Weather Widget on Windows 10 was much easier than Windows 11 because in Windows 10 you are able to selectively disable the widgets but in Windows 11 there is one single widget toggle that disables all the widgets, including the Weather one.