In Short Viral Hacks: Windows 11 has a weather icon displayed at the down-left of the Windows taskbar that shows the current weather condition based on your location and timezone. Well, not every Windows 11 user finds this helpful feature, for this reason, we have written this guide on how you can remove Weather widget on Windows 11 and also customize the devices enabled such as adding photos, watchlist, outlook calendar, to do, tips, and more.
What’s the benefit of having enabled the weather widget on Windows 11 taskbar? With it, you can easily see the weather condition in your location if you have an active internet connection. No need to head to your favorite browser, or have a stand-alone weather app to display the conditions if it’s raining, the degrees, Fahrenheit, and more.
Steps to Remove Weather Widget On Windows 11
Due to users mistakenly hovering on the weather widget on Windows 11, this resulted in some seeking need to completely remove the weather widget from Windows 11 taskbar. Below contains the best and easy steps to do so.
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#Step 1: Using Settings Personalization
The first way to disable or remove weather on Windows 11 is by using Settings. It is also the easiest and fastest method, I don’t see any need for the other steps except if you want a cool way of doing so.
- Tap on the Windows Icon on the display, or Keyboard.
- Tap on the Settings Icon.
- Next, tap on Personalization.
- Scroll down a bit and tap on Taskbar.
- Under Taskbar Items, toggle off Widgets.
Now you have successfully removed the weather widget icon from Windows 11 taskbar. You can always re-add it back with the same steps above.
#Step 2: Using PowerShell Command
This is one of the cool methods I made mention that you can use to remove weather on Windows 11 taskbar. Follow the steps below to archive this.
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- Press Windows+R to open Run, and then type Powershell in the text box.
- When UAC asks for permission to open it, click Yes to give permission.
- Next, once PowerShell has been opened, type in
Get-AppxPackagewhich reveals all installed apps (both system & installed).
- Find the Weather app from the list.
- Now type and execute
Get-AppxPackage bingweather | Remove-AppxPackageto remove it.
The above method removes weather app pre-installed on Windows, this is what brings the Windows 11 weather widget feature. So by using the above steps to remove the Weather app, the widget gets removed as well.
#Step 3: Using Group Policy Editor
Here is not just another coo, but an advanced method to remove the weather widget in Windows 11 taskbar which is using the Group Policy Editor. This is different from the regular registry editor you might be aware of, in fact, this Group Policy Editor is available only on Windows 11 Pro or higher meaning even Windows 11 Home cannot access this. That being said, here is how to remove weather on Windows 11.
- Press Windows+R to open Run, and then type
gepedit.mscin the text box.
- This will open Group Policy Editor, once there, head to this path;
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Widgets
- Now, double-click on Allow Widgets option at the right pane.
- Finally, click on the Disabled option, apply it and then click ok to confirm your changes.
This is how to remove the weather widget from your computer using Windows 11 Pro Group Policy Editor. Very easy!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, kindly let us know via the comment section below. In case there are other nice methods we failed to mention, feel free to alert us as well. Have a wonderful day.