There are many new features in Windows 11. Windows 11 widget menu is one of them, which integrates bite-sized information boxes launched from the taskbar. But what the are the Windows 11 widgets, how to use Windows 11 widgets, whether it is removed and customized or not? You will find the answer in this article.
What Are Windows 11 Widgets?
Windows 11 widgets are actually a group of small graphical apps which are accessible from windows 11 taskbar. It is extremely convenient for users to quickly know the information. Windows users can be clear about news, weather, sport events, and stocks at a glance. Moreover, Windows 11 widgets allow users to customize their own widgets which only display the widgets they want, includes a Bing search bar which will open the search results in a browser window.
What Windows 11 widgets include?
Since you can choose the widgets displayed, what are the widgets included in the Windows 11 Insider Preview? Let’s check them.
Weather: The weather and a forecast of your current location.
Calendar: Added event of the current date and upcoming week.
Entertainment: A list of recent released films and TV shows on the Microsoft Store.
To Do: A to-do list where you can create tasks or mark tasks as finished.
Sports: Current sports scores and recent results, you can customize the list to display the team you want to know.
Photos: Photos linked to your Microsoft account in a small box.
Traffic: A small map and the traffic conditions in your area.
Tips: Usage tips for Windows 11 and Microsoft apps.
Esports: Recent Esports matches and results.
Watchlist: Stock values. You can choose which stocks display.
How to Add or Remove Windows 11 widgets?
There are so many widgets you can choose. But what should you do, if you don’t want to them? Then let’s talk about how to add or remove windows 11 widgets.
Adding widgets on Windows 11 is very simple. Click on Widgets icon in the taskbar or directly press Windows button plus W to launch the Widgets.
Then click on the profile icon at the top-right corner, or the Add Widgets option. Now you can add a Widget.
Now you will see all available widgets listed in the Widget setting window. Click on the plus icon to add the widget. The widget has a tick next to it means it is already added.
Removing widgets on Windows 11 is as easy as adding widgets. If you want to delete any widget and just want to keep the widget you want. You can follow these steps. Click on the ellipsis icon at the top-right corner of the widget you want to remove.
Next, choose Remove widget from the drop-down menu. It’s done!
How to Customize Windows 11 widgets?
Some widgets can be customized as we mentioned above. So, how to customize your widget? Let’s take some examples.
Customize sport widget
Firstly, launch your widget and navigate to sport widget. Click on the ellipsis icon at the top-right corner of it and select Customize Widget.
Then you are required to search for a team or a league. Type the name in the Search box, select it, and then click on Done at the bottom.
Customize weather widget
Launch your widget and navigate to weather widget. Click on the ellipsis icon at the top-right corner of it and select Customize Widget.
You are required to search for a location/city or auto detect your location by Windows. Then choose the Units for temperature and hit on Save button.
Customize traffic widget
Launch your widget and navigate to traffic widget. Click on the ellipsis icon at the top-right corner of it and select Customize Widget.
You are asked to search for location/city or auto detect your location by Windows. And then click on Save button.
After reading this article, you might be familiar with Windows 11 widgets. The experience of Windows 11 new widgets is very different from what we have on Windows 7. The Windows 11 widgets experience is more familiar to IOS and Android. Actually, it optimizes the experience for touchscreen and tablet users. If you have trouble using widget, such as Windows 11 Widgets not Working or Widgets not Showing Up on Windows 11, click here to solve it.