Personalization Add or Remove Widgets in Windows 11

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Widgets bring you closer to information you both want and need. Just click on the widgets icon on the Taskbar, swipe from the left using touch, or hit Win + W on your keyboard, and your widgets slide out from the left over your desktop. You can personalize your experience by adding or removing widgets, re-arranging, resizing, and customizing the content. The set of widgets we provide currently focus on your calendar, weather, local traffic, your Microsoft To Do lists, your photos from OneDrive, sports and esports, your stock watchlist, and tips.

In addition to your Widgets, you can stay up to date with an integrated feed of personalized news with the latest content from over 4,500 global brands like, The New York Times or BBC. The news feed will adapt to show stories of interest to you, and you can tune it to see more of the content you care about.

Widgets opens on the left side of the display, and cannot be moved around or resized. Widgets appear at the top above stories.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22000.71, Microsoft is introducing a new Entertainment widget. The entertainment widget allows you to see new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store. Selecting a movie will direct you to the Microsoft Store to see more information about that title.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22000.120, Microsoft is introducing a new Family Safety widget for MSA accounts. It is available in all Windows languages and regions. It allows you to see recent activity from members of your Microsoft family group.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22000.168, Microsoft is introducing the new Microsoft 365 Widget. This widget brings relevant documents, news and meeting recordings (with more to come!) to enterprise users. This widget will only be available if you are signed in with your AAD account on your PC running Windows 11. In a time when information overload is a major concern for most workers, this personalized list will help users stay on top of their work and find the information they need with ease.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove widgets for your account in Windows 11.

Contents






OPTION ONE

Add Widgets


1 Open Widgets (Win+W). (see screenshot below)

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2 Click/tap on the Add widgets button. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the + (plus) buttons for widgets you want to add in Widget settings. (see screenshot below)

A check mark indicate the widget is already added.


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4 Close (X) Widget settings when finished. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO

Remove Widgets


1 Open Widgets (Win+W). (see screenshot below)

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2 Click/tap on the 3 dots button on a widget you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove widget. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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It would be nice if there was a way to block all that news crap(and ads).
I tried to find a hosts file list on the net to block Microsofts servers for these, but in this case search results only show tutorials on how to use hosts files:(
 

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It would be nice if there was a way to block all that news crap(and ads).
I tried to find a hosts file list on the net to block Microsofts servers for these, but in this case search results only show tutorials on how to use hosts files:(
Hey Cliff, :)

I'm not sure about "Top Stories", but you can click on the "X" at the top right corner of each story to hide them.

Hopefully, more control will be available soon.
 

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Hey Cliff, :)

I'm not sure about "Top Stories", but you can click on the "X" at the top right corner of each story to hide them.

Hopefully, more control will be available soon.
Problem is then they show other stuff, I want all news to be gone, and only have my time and weather(I also find the other widgets pretty useless, except TODO, but I try NOT to have a busy life, just work, and go home to my PC:D).
 

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Yes, I had asked about being able to remove all news and just show weather (or whatever) in another thread, but looks like it isn't possible. I wouldn't mind using the widgets, but not if they force the news on us.
 

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